Posts Tagged ‘sterile’

Give us back our public spaces

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

This superb article on public space and cities by Will Hutton appeared in the  Guardian on Sunday, June 16. I’ve reprinted it here in full.

Hutton explains why cities are starting to look the way they do by pointing to various financial behaviours. Worth reading the whole thing.

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The Limits of Density

Thursday, May 17th, 2012


Low-rises in Vancouver’s S. False Creek


Quebec City, successful lo-rise/high density combination

This short essay by Richard Florida in Atlantic Cities magazine has been making the rounds. It is just the latest in a long string of arguments from many quarters that highrise density isn’t the right density: usustainable, human-unfriendly, sterile, and inimical to innovation, interaction and arts.

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