Kansas City Downtown Renaissance Wasted
Turns out Kansas City has invested/thrown away BILLIONS on an idea that has outlived its usefulness . . .
The Atlantic: Is the 'Traditional Downtown' Dead?
The main point of the essay is that trendy Downtown revitalization efforts across the nation are really more tourist attractions than the focus of city business and cultural life like yesteryear . . . In other words, the reality of a "Downtown" of the old days is long gone and Kansas City is basically throwing away tons of money on a glorified theme park dedicated to an obsolete downtown idea that technology and demographic trends have killed.