Thou Shalt Follow the Orthodoxy of City Planning

Rick Harrison believes that city planning has turned into a faith-based series of architectural commandments that demonize the suburbs and cast out naysayers.
January 5, 2011, 9am PST | Tim Halbur
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Harrison writes:

"Converts to this faith include many if not most, politicians (not just liberals), architects, planners, environmentalists, movie stars, and many in the press."

Harrison likes the convenience of his car, and doesn't believe that suburbs are not walkable.

"I believe there is no magic architectural solution to create a better society – none. There is no special setback, density, or building-to- street ratio that can somehow provide a better life. There is no software button one can press to analyze land use and, bingo, spit out a solution. To believe that any of formula of that sort could be workable takes faith, a faith that is apparently held by many."

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Published on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 in New Geography
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