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The Overdesigned City

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We've referenced the Bilbao effect here before— a distinctive building drawing attention and revitalizing a city— but Dwell plays devil's advocate for a sec and wonders if it's really that great, whether cities should really be slobbering for a "creative class." Says a design expert: "The more insightful architects and designers I meet think the city is too designed—there isn’t enough space for people, for spontaneous creativity. The danger with an overdesigned city is that it squeezes out the space for spontaneous bottom-up creativity and social innovation." [Dwell, previously]