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A periodic series in which we’ll visit neighborhoods going through change, big and small.

Block By Block: 'Sterilizing Development'

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Growth has both an upside and a downside. It’s a sign of the health of a community. It can also threaten the character of a community. The challenge is in growing in a way that protects and enhances. WFAE’s ongoing series Block by Block looks at the challenges of growth. As part of that series, WFAE’s Charlotte Talks addressed how to grow “the right way.”

Host Mike Collins spoke to Charlotte architect Tom Low about community fears of neighborhoods like Plaza Midwood becoming sterile.