Watch: How to Build an Attractive Buffalo

by / Feb. 15, 2015 10am EST

What do you feel makes an attractive city? Does it have an impact on your life?

We’ve known for a long time that Buffalo has many structural bones left from our city’s aesthetic glory days, but it wasn’t until recently that we’ve been able to consider how new development will integrate into what’s left.  It’s been some time since we’ve had cranes hovering throughout our city, so we can often find ourselves jumping at an opportunity for anything. 

Some may argue that there was too much damage done to the foundation (both in design and culturally) during the years of urban renewal for us to seamlessly find our way back to an interconnected city made for citizens from every corner and neighborhood.

This is a global issue and Buffalo is part of that same wave of cities that will be under the magnifying glass. Decisions about what we build foster critique and discussion, because they are equally part of who and what we will attract in our future.  

The School of Life gives us six important considerations in “How to Make an Attractive City”:

We’ve grown good at making many things in the modern world — but strangely the art of making attractive cities has been lost. Here are some key principles for how to make attractive cities once again.    

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