Monday, May 7, 2007

Celebration in Greensboro?

Rumors are flying over at Word Up about Disney possibly building something big in downtown Greensboro. For now, this is sheer speculation.

But people might be interested to know that Disney has built one of the most innovative New Urbanist communities in the country: Celebration, Florida.

Here's review essay on some books that deal with Disney's foray into city planning from The Urban Affairs Review: When the Mouse Runs the House: Disney Urbanism.

I've never been interested enough in Disney's theme parks to visit any of them, but mine is obviously a minority taste.

Update: Downtown resident Sean Coon doesn't like the idea of Disney in Greensboro (and links to an interesting video about corporate branding and Disney).

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