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Dear ChatGPT,

What is the best way to change the zoning to improve buildings and cities?

"It is difficult to say what the best way to change the system of engagement with zoning would be, as the specific needs and challenges of different cities and communities can vary greatly. However, some potential strategies for improving the engagement with zoning to improve buildings and cities could include:

  • Making the zoning process more transparent and accessible to the public, so that people can better understand how it works and how it affects their communities

  • Allowing for more flexibility and creativity in the zoning process, so that it can better respond to the changing needs and priorities of communities

  • Encouraging more public input and participation in the zoning process, so that the voices and perspectives of community members are more fully considered

  • Developing new tools and approaches for engaging with zoning, such as online platforms, public workshops, and collaborative design processes, to make the process more inclusive and engaging

  • Focusing on the long-term goals and visions of communities, rather than just the short-term interests of individual developers or property owners, to create more sustainable, equitable, and livable cities."

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Also, ChatGPT, can you tell me how we can make architecture firms more profitable?

"Investing in technology and tools to improve the efficiency and quality of the design process, and reduce costs."

I feel the way Virginia Woolf felt after reading Proust: "What remains to be written after that?"

We are sharing a similar moment here

“My great adventure is really Proust. Well--what remains to be written after that? I’m only in the first volume, and there are, I suppose, faults to be found, but I am in a state of amazement; as if a miracle were being done before my eyes. How, at last, has someone solidified what has always escaped--and made it too into this beautiful and perfectly enduring substance? One has to put the book down and gasp. The pleasure becomes physical--like sun and wine and grapes and perfect serenity and intense vitality combined."


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