Cities that Plan for Growth, Grow
While Philadelphia takes a laissez-faire approach to the current real estate boom, other American cities are trying to manage the unprecented growth in a way that will leave them better, more liveable places when the bust comes. Take a look at San Diego's ambitious new downtown plan, which could make its business district rival Center City's. Meanwhile, San Francisco is wrestling with its parking problems. Although its mayor rejected a new parking study, it provoked a vigorous debate - unlike Philadelphia's recent parking study, which was born and buried simultaneously.