Story on Philip Bess lecture in The News-Sentinel

April 17, 2008 at 11:46 am

From today’s story:

In other words, cities should turn away from the single-use zoning that came to predominate urban planning after World War II.

“Urbanism in the 20th century didn’t turn out to be towers and a park. It was more like towers and a parking lot,” he said.

With that single-use zoning and its islands of single-family homes, apartments and retail, “What we get are monocultures of housing,” Bess said. “What we get are monocultures of shopping. What we get are monocultures of offices.” And, in the process, people are increasingly disengaged from the environment beyond their homes, he added.

Read the story here.


Entry filed under: Downtown, Jon Swerens, Uncategorized, Urbanism.

Later today: Bess recap Philip Bess: What is a city for?


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