Urbanism: Nothing to Fear
"When the 9/11 attacks happened, all sorts of pundits started re-questioning whether cities should be decentralized, notably including Ed Glaeser. That questioning happened again after Hurricane Katrina and the continuing hurricanes along the Gulf Coast."
"Keep in mind that in prior centuries recessions, depressions, and crashes were known as 'Panics.' In Franklin Roosevelt’s first inaugural speech the memorable line is, 'Nothing to fear but fear itself.'"
Bernstein goes on to discuss the ramifications of the disbursed city, and looks to the places—like Berlin, El Paso, and Winnipeg—that are starting to reintegrate industry into walkable formats.
Worker village provides services to surrounding heavy industrial in a walkable Main Street format. Image credit: Rural Municipality of Rosser, Manitoba, via PlaceMakers Canada Inc. and MMM Group.