A Commentary on District-ing
October 5, 2015
In general, I’m pretty much in agreement with Carrie’s take on the explosion of branded neighborhoods and districts. I think that the most successful places are the ones that grow organically over time for specific reasons (Birdtown, Ohio City), and that branding some of these newer areas seems a bit premature or forced. That said, I also agree that if said branding empowers people to invest time, effort, and energy into redeveloping neglected pockets, then the “trade-off” might be worth it.