Polyzoides on Livability and the Human Scale

New Urbanist Stefanos Polyzoides is profiled by the <em>Los Angeles Times</em>, which mentions a few projects the architect and planners is working on in East L.A. and Fresno.
January 27, 2011, 5am PST | Nate Berg
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Polyzoides emphasizes the importance of human-scaled design.

"Polyzoides believes that architecture should not just be about who can design the fanciest or wildest-looking building. If human beings have the obligation to leave the world a better place than they found it, designing the buildings and communities in which we live can play a huge part. 'Architecture is not an aloof and isolated subject,' he said. 'It belongs to a very time-honored human enterprise of building cities and coming to grips with nature. If you see architecture that way, it is never isolated. It is never insulated. It is never a subject by itself.'"

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Published on Monday, January 24, 2011 in Los Angeles Times
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