There is no point to beauty. It’s something that transcends the human experience, lifts us out of a world plagued by heartbreak and evil. It grants a temporary reprieve from an otherwise fruitless and monotonous schedule.
In the urbanism world we often refer to a “sense of place.” It’s this idea that we should be able to tell where we are and that our city has physical structure that makes us feel like we’re somewhere that is definable.
Over a series of articles I’m going to try and define what actually makes a place a “place.” We’ll see if I’m on or off compared to others that have tried to do the same.
I’m back from the Strong Town’s National Gathering. I’ve got to say, it was a great time and hugely influential.
I’m guilty of using this point when I want to win an argument. Millennials want options, especially in transportation.
If cities want to attract new talent, younger residents and diverse citizens, you need to invest in transit. Right? Well…
I have a problem with celebrating menial things. I didn’t want to graduate from pre-school and I don’t want praise for doing things that should just be done.
North Mankato though, a bit of a different story.
I think that in America we have this problem of thinking linear. We’re a very driven and efficient (most of the time) people and we look to get things done well without sacrificing our independent spirit and our ability to recreate.