BRO readers should check out The Localist Manifesto: Why Place Matters: Geography, Identity, and Civic Life in Modern America. It’s about creating a sense of place in our cities and it’s very much a question that Buffalo needs to start asking.
If we dont start to create a unique sense of place in different areas of our city then the infill will just be a bland monotonous hodgepodge of old/new with no continuity or sense of place. No visitor to our city will feel it any more interesting or special than another. An opportunity will be missed.