Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Blame the Architect, The Video
UPDATE: "Riots always happen when cities consider themselves to be at a high point in terms of their urban development," says Dutch architectural historian Wouter Vanstiphout, speaking to me from his home in Rotterdam. "We've studied riots in every decade since the 1960s, and every time you can see that the officials of the city felt that on a planning level they were doing the most fantastic things." - Kieran Long, "What now for the regeneration of London?," London Evening Standard, August 17, 2011.
Vanstiphout is the Dutch professor who made the video below, as well as the author of the quote here about high-rises and violence. In Lecture 1 part 3, he introduces New Urbanism, 'the true believers.'"
"Somehow there's always been this relationship between high-rises and violence."
“Le Corbusier called houses “machines for living.” France’s housing projects, as we now know, became machines for alienation,”Christopher Caldwell, "Revolting High Rises," New York Times, November 25, 2005.
Thanks for this, John!
Posted by: Mary Campbell Gallagher, J.D., Ph.D. at Feb 1, 2012 9:17:17 PM