Lewis Mumford told it like it is
Quotes from Lewis Mumford (1895-1990), American historian of technology and science:
Architecture, like government, is about as good as a community deserves.
– Sticks and Stones, 1924
Mind takes form in the city; and in turn, urban forms condition mind.
– The Culture of Cities, 1938
Forget the damned motor car and build the cities for lovers and friends.
The right to access every building in the city by private motorcar, in an age when everyone owns such a vehicle, is actually the right to destroy the city.
Restore human legs as a means of travel. Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities.
Hat tip: hugeasscity (yes, that’s what it’s called)
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