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I guess that area of Dublin has gotten two nice new additions recently with the one at the top of Harcourt Street too.

I mean, new buildings, in old settings without being overly ‘stiff’ about georgian materials etc, etc, etc.

I.e. Getting a technician in 2004 to detail you something, in what he/she interprets as ‘being like’ Georgian construction and detailing.

The opposite to Cathedrals

Those who hope that suburbia is finally growing up and starting to behave itself often cite this much-quoted line: “Edge cities mean that density is back,” taken from Joel Garreau’s 1991 book Edge City: Life on the New Frontier. Many smart growth proponents who call for higher-density, mixed-use suburbs are especially invested in the idea that maturing edge cities represent a potentially promising future. The reality, however, is that sprawl is back—or, more accurately, that it never went away.

Good paper on edgeless cities

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