The post I did about the more than slightly false claims on the meme about the EPA has been getting a lot of attention lately, so I thought that I would expand upon it. Lets start with that post here.
At least on the outside. Maggie’s Farm did this post about houses in Wilton, the town just North of me.
Comments about how ugly these houses are, which happens to be true. There’s a bunch of reasons for that. Perhaps it’s not so much that these houses are not ugly, but incoherent. Rather than being a solid design throughout one would get the impression that these houses were put together from design elements from different ideas and times all put together mishmash with very little concern for the whole. You would be exactly right in that summation of how those houses were put together.
This is the third in the series of post about city planning, though it’s actually the one I started first. So far I’ve discussed city planning as science fiction and the fact that it was a good thing that it stayed as fiction.
Here I discussed city planning and it’s effects on urban economics.
Now I’m going to look at city planning and it’s effect on the most important part of why you have cities in the first place, the need for people to have places to work and live. This post will start of with some stuff from William Whyte, who did a lot of studies on how urban spaces are used during the 1970’s
The 1930’s SF Comedy “Just Imagine.” While this is a comedy, this retro future has some disturbing elements. Considering when the movie was made and what it shows this is what the Progressives wanted as their ideal end game.
Kowloon in Hong Kong.
One argument that Progressives always make is that all the regulation they like so much is necessary because otherwise everything would break down. Kowloon is the answer to that. Looking at the pictures, it’s fairly obvious that order self arranged out of chaos.