Crawl Across the Ocean

Friday, November 02, 2007

The Ideal City?

I'm not convinced. For starters, there's no beach! Secondly, the (elevated) train only runs for like 4 blocks before it disappears into a hillside. More substantively, Jane Jacobs famous prescription for a mix of old and new construction, a mix of dwellings and workplaces, high density and short blocks on a grid system looks like it is going 0 for 4 in this city, so I'm guessing it wouldn't be very lively. On the plus side, having an Acropolis in the 'burbs is undeniably cool.


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