13 Best Of Urban Planning Quotes To Learn

Urban Planning Quotes

Here is the list of 13 Best Of Urban Planning Quotes To Learn:

13 Urban Planning Quotes

  1. “Italian cities have long been held up as ideals, not least by New Yorkers and Londoners enthralled by the ways their architecture gives beauty and meaning to everyday acts.” ― Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking
  2. “Planning is for the world’s great cities, for Paris, London, and Rome, for cities dedicated, at some level, to culture. Detroit, on the other hand, was an American city and therefore dedicated to money, and so design had given way to expediency.” ― Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex
  3. “Cities have always offered anonymity, variety, and conjunction, qualities best basked in by walking: one does not have to go into the bakery or the fortune-teller’s, only to know that one might. A city always contains more than any inhabitant can know, and a great city always makes the unknown and the possible spurs to the imagination.” ― Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking
  4. “Traffic congestion is caused by vehicles, not by people in themselves.” ― Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities
  5. “Neighborhoods built up all at once change little physically over the years as a rule…[Residents] regret that the neighborhood has changed. Yet the fact is, physically it has changed remarkably little. People’s feelings about it, rather, have changed. The neighborhood shows a strange inability to update itself, enliven itself, repair itself, or to be sought after, out of choice, by a new generation. It is dead. Actually it was dead from birth, but nobody noticed this much until the corpse began to smell.” ― Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities
  6. “Dull, inert cities, it is true, do contain the seeds of their own destruction and little else. But lively, diverse, intense cities contain the seeds of their own regeneration, with energy enough to carry over for problems and needs outside themselves.” ― Jane Jacobs, The Death, and Life of Great American Cities
  7. “Canadian cities looked the way American cities did on television.” ― William Gibson, Spook Country
  8. “In great cities, spaces, as well as places, are designed and built: walking, witnessing, being in public, are as much part of the design and purpose as is being inside to eat, sleep, make shoes or love or music. The word citizen has to do with cities, and the ideal city is organized around citizenship — around participation in public life.” ― Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking
  9. “There are fashions in the building. Behind the fashions lie economic and technological reasons, and these fashions exclude all but a few genuinely different possibilities in city dwelling construction at any one time.” ― Jane Jacobs, The Death, and Life of Great American Cities
  10. “The contempt of motorists for pedestrians is so ironic, because no matter how many cars they have, they are also pedestrians, biologically. Unless they fly to the doors of their cars.” ― Archimedes Muzenda, Dystopia: How The Tyranny of Specialists Fragment African Cities
  11. “Archway is where the post-war dream of the urban motorway died in the teeth of local opposition and the inability of the designers to answer basic traffic management questions.” ― Ben Aaronovitch, The Hanging Tree
  12. “A city without some form of a transect is like a country without a constitution; It is a breeding ground for spatial anarchy.” ― Archimedes Muzenda, Dystopia: How The Tyranny of Specialists Fragment African Cities
  13. “The better news is that as we transform how we generate energy, how we move ourselves around, how we grow our food and how we live in cities, we have a historic opportunity to build a society that is fairer on every front, and where everyone is valued. Here’s how we do it. We make sure that, wherever possible, our renewable energy comes from community-controlled providers and cooperatives, so that decisions about land use are made democratically and profits from energy production are used to pay for much-needed services.” ― Naomi Klein, On Fire: The Case for the Green New Deal

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