Why is there so much bad design, 2004 DV report wonders?

Excerpt from Downtown Voices: Creating a Sustainable Downtown,” August 2004: “During the past two decades, many large scale projects in downtown Phoenix have been on a fast track, not leaving sufficient time for a thoughtful and well developed planning process.  Any truly thoughtful planning process should take the necessary time to develop well-designed projects that will sustain over the long-term.  We should acknowledge, and learn from, the mistakes that have been made with the fast-track approach we have taken in designing many of our major — and not particularly successful — downtown developments.  Our motto should be: Plan Slowly; Build Quickly.”

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