Tuesday, August 8, 2017
A few stray thoughts...............
As in the pseudoscience of bloodletting, just so in the pseudoscience of city rebuilding and planning, years of learning and a plethora of subtle and complicated dogma have arisen on a foundation of nonsense.
It may be that we have become so feckless as a people that we no longer care how things work, but only what kind of quick, easy outer impression they give
As in all Utopias, the right to have plans of any significance belonged only to the planners in charge.
There is a quality even meaner than outright ugliness or disorder, and this meaner quality is the dishonest mask of pretended order, achieved by ignoring or suppressing the real order that is struggling to exist and be served.
-Jane Jacobs, as culled from her introduction to her 1961 book, The Death and Life Of Great American Cities