Bradley Calvert (MCRP ’14) thinks families can benefit the planning and design of cities

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An August 19 article in the Washington Post by Lydia DePillis took a tough stance on the value of families to urban setting, presenting the argument that planning family-friendly cities is not worth the effort because of their ultimate cost. Bradley Calvert, MCRP alumnus of Georgia Tech, disagrees with this notion and responds to the Post article in his recent piece for Planetizen. “DePillis relies on out of touch perceptions of urban families and fails to recognize that many of their demands for services and amenities parallels that of young professionals and empty nesters,” Calvert writes. “Most importantly, she considers the inflated costs of these services as a byproduct of families and not one created from the inefficient distribution and managing of resources and services by cities.”

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