Urban renewal should embrace Worcester’s quirks, experts say

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WORCESTER – Why is the city of Worcester considered second fiddle to Providence?

Is the Heart of the Commonwealth suffering from an inferiority complex?

Will the inherent quirkiness of Kelley Square, or looking to Fenway Park for inspiration, turn out to be the city’s salvation?

These and other questions about Worcester’s place in the urban development and urban design universe were explored by a panel of experts Tuesday morning at the DCU Center.

To kick off Jane Week 2017, a weeklong series of events to promote dialogue about urban design and planning, the Worcester Regional Research Bureau hosted the discussion, titled “Growth by Design: The Interplay Between Urban Development & Urban Design.”

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