Now's Not the Time to Sacrifice Quality of Life
Byline: Jane Findlay
We can rightly be proud of the transformation of our city - the new Bullring, Brindleyplace, the New Library of Birmingham are all examples.
But while such investment in the quality of public infrastructure is welcomed, too often such investment has been neglected by policymakers and undervalued by business.
When hard choices have to be made in tough economic times, it's perhaps too easy to accept the poverty of our streets and urban landscape as an inevitable consequence of the economic downturn.
Yet the potential of public spaces to help generate economic, social and environmental benefits is huge. More than one-fifth of …
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Publication information: Article title: Now's Not the Time to Sacrifice Quality of Life. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Birmingham Post (England). Publication date: July 19, 2012. Page number: 12. © 2009 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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