8/4/2011

Naming public spaces after famous people is a popular practice, but it can create problems as reputations evolve over time. "Renaming a street is about claiming a certain voice, and a certain power over how your city looks," said Derek Alderman, a professor of geography at East Carolina University. "It is about remembering the specific person but it is also about making sure there is a greater democracy in how cities look."

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