Thursday, September 11, 2008

Lessons from the memorial process …

Wtc2001    A depressing repetition each September 11 is a story about how the slow progress, or lack of progress, of the rebuilding at the former World Trade Center site in Manhattan.  Here’s a story from NPR today, along with companion stories about greater progress made with regard to memorials in Boston and outside the Pentagon.  Although one should tread cautiously in any comments about the handling of post-9-11 action, one possible lesson to learn from the quagmire since 2001 in New York is that a land use policy that seeks to achieve consensus from all “stakeholders” is bound to more difficult than it first may seem. 

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