Thursday, 10 October 2013

On the private sector and urban renewal...


This quote from Mick Cornett, Mayor of Oklahoma City rather struck me:

But if you can create a city where people want to live and if you can create a strong economy, then you can develop a private sector that can afford a lot of the social spending that a large community needs. If you can be a partner in building a strong private sector, you’re going to be able to take care of a lot of the social needs that most people equate with tax-and-spend government.

How to make it work is another matter but this is a welcome break from the public sector dominated traditions of our failing urban regenerations.


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