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Boston. Photo (cc) Kevin Tostado. The Boston Globe: Don’t require more spaces; price curbside ones properly If you give a valuable resource away for free, the inevitable result is overuse and crowding. In the old Soviet Union, groceries sold eggs and butter at near-free prices, and therefore shoppers faced long lines and empty shelves. In modern Massachusetts, on-street parking is …

Storified: Changing the perception of Downcity

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[View the story “Changing the perception of Downcity” on Storify] Changing the perception of Downcity A commenter at last week’s Providence Preservation Society Symposium stated that Downcity Providence is just vacant buildings and homeless people, prompting the following discussion on Twitter. Storified by Gr. City Providence · Wed, Oct 17 2012 08:52:08 Ugh. Downcity is NOT just vacant buildings and …