Social Design Issues
When thinking about social design issues in the Twin Cities, I was having a hard time bringing up issues to talk about. One issue that came to mind was the idea of buildings standing vacant and run down in the cities. I think that this is a problem with any city. Vacant buildings make a city look run-down and dirty, and at the same time can be a place where crimes can take place. If there were no vacant or run-down buildings, the city would look much better, and people would feel much safer in it too. If this was less of an issue, more people would either live or visit the city. There seems to be this perception that the city is all bad; there is all this crime and someone's going to end up getting mugged or hurt. If there were less run down and vacant buildings, I think that this perception would change, or at least be in less people's minds. This is a social design issue that I believe could help bring more life into the city.