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In Lancaster, California, a simple change in street design was a catalyst for economic and social activity.
In a first world country like America, there is no reason to have a second-rate urban rail system.
Today, many hundreds of the city’s horse rings are adorned with small horses and the like, placed by countless, random individuals playing their own small role in something larger than themselves.
Developer Bob Turner talks about Habersham, the future of traditional neighborhood developments, and current development trends.
The announcement creates holes in enclosed shopping malls—meanwhile the department store chain is looking to open downtown locations.

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