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Boston's Emerald Necklace

statler

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On one of the other city discussion boards I frequent there is an ongoing discussion regarding the Back Bay Fens. The gist of the debate is if an historical and celebrated park can actually be a detriment to a city. I would love to hear what the 'pros' think regarding this admittedly amature debate about zoning, planning and urban design. The thread can be found here . The first post is crammed w/ large images but just scroll past that to get to the good stuff.
 

Seabishop

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Well, I'm not as familiar with the area as these people. But I see the emerald necklace as more of an assett than an impediment to growth. I hardly think that poor Boston isn't allowed to exapand because of it.
 
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Hooray for the Yuppies!!

My favorite post:

BostonObserver
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(9/23/03 2:25 pm)
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On this forum and in the Boston Globe there is a tendecy to blame "yuppies" for everything. First of all i find the term condecscending.

I lived in Boston in the 70's and 80's and i can assure you the "yuppies" have made Boston a better place.

In those days when I or any of my neightbors needed to deal with the police (muggings breakins car theft) the repsonse was always the same, 'move out of the city'.
 
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