alan plattus on urban design and sustainability
- urban explosion may be a reason for the plight to suburbia in 1920s -1980s and end of american city. will that be repeated in large urban areas developing outside the US today.
- ‘fond of extreme’
- if you think of the american city as an organism, it has done a great job: grow, spawn
- monofunctional and focus (automobile society) took us a way from the complex, fabric vs fabricated.
explosive rate of urbanization in the 1870-1920, chicago in 1830, 1890 (fire in between)
linked green spaces as a ventilation to industrial cities
riverside IL, planned (holmstead) idealized environment as a repsonse to industial city.
planner were radical. ‘replace the old’. militant language. cure
‘walking city’ when things are wrong, the city moves.