Tuesday, December 7, 2010

just add open space

"in orthodox city planning, neighborhood open spaces are venerated in an amazingly uncritical fashion, much as savages venerate magical fetishes"*
      *e.g. "Mr. Moses conceded that some new housing might be 'ugly, regimented, institutional, identical, conformed, faceless.' but he suggested that such housing could be surrounded with parks" [NYT, jan. 1961] :: jane jacob's the death and life of great american cities

1 comment:

  1. http://m.ammoth.us/blog/2010/11/generative-capacity/

    I would add this post as a current followup - open space and infrastructure. Takes issue with the fashion of open space and parks on top of or near pieces of infrastructure. It was on my mind fairly often during the studio.