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We need more buzzy precincts like NYC’s SoHo. Here’s how to build them

NYC’s vibrant SoHo district developed organically after artists moved in. Image: Bigstock
Building cities is like building relationships – it’s all about connections. Connection to places, to environments, to buildings, to activities, to each other.  Cities with high levels of connectivity tend to be more vibrant, more productive, and more interesting. They are about human-centred urban design, about place-led solutions that help build stronger networks within our cities, leading to stronger social and economic outcomes. Many new world cities are about flow and cir