Ed Gunts of the Baltimore Sun reports that Baltimore almost made the Top Ten list of great design cities. Honest. But for its lack of planned sustainable architecture and the absence of mass transit, we coulda-been-a-contenda. Here's the article on the research that was completed. A pity quote:
"Good design makes better communities by boosting the economy, creating jobs and, particularly today, sponsoring environmental strategies," said Peter Schubert, design director of RMJM Hillier. "We conducted this study to see which cities are the most forward-thinking in their planning and development strategies and to applaud those that are doing it right."Baltimore was designated a "city to watch."