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    Does 'slick' mean deceiving in this context?

    Does 'slick' mean deceiving in this context?

    Such a partnership was intended to deliver much-needed community infrastructure to the area. Docklands is a developer-led precinct, a mix of large corporate headquarters, and residential towers intended for foreign investors and white-collar professionals. Widely considered to be a planning failure, over the ten years since it was constructed Docklands has been criticised by architects, planners, and the general public for being a barren wind tunnel of anonymous high-rise blocks and slick offices for banking and financial institutions (see, e.g., Davies 2010). The precinct lacked spaces for public gathering, street life and attractive cultural spaces, and the more intimate settings necessary for community life.


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    Public Libraries in the Smart City

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    Danielle Wyatt
    Last edited by tulipflower; 13-Oct-2019 at 20:38.

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    #2

    Re: Does 'slick' mean deceiving in this context?

    I think slick (sleek) means smooth and glossy, impressive in appearance but does not contribute to the urban environment as a public space to facilitate community life and social interaction.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: Does 'slick' mean deceiving in this context?

    tulipflower, please look at post #1 and note how your words don't stretch all the way across the text box, and the title the book is incorrectly split across two lines. I think you have been using cut/copy and paste in your posts (this is the third post of yours with the same problem). Please use the "Edit Post" function to fix the issue. Don't forget to click "Save" when you've finished.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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