Lewis Mumford told it like it is

May 21, 2008 at 6:25 pm

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.
– 1979

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.
– 1961

Restore human legs as a means of travel. Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities.
–1961

Hat tip: hugeasscity (yes, that’s what it’s called)

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