The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. - Wm. Blake

Monday, November 14, 2005

Great Moments in Community Planning

Writing a comment over at Sucher's place, I was reminded of the following anecdote:

Pittsburgh has a large, historic park on its North Side (once Allegheny City). At a public meeting to discuss improvements to the park, a gentleman - who was raised here but fancies himself far too cosmopolitan for the Iron City - suggested that all play equipment be removed from the park. You see, it wasn't historic, and, furthermore, there are plenty of vacant lots for the children to play in. Said without irony.

As my good friend Bill says, there's one thing I've learned: People are crazy.



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