Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Dissing City Planners

Okay, Caretaker, you have really been dissed by the likes of David Brooks in today's NYT.

You may not know it to look at them, but urban planners are human and have dreams. One dream many share is that Americans will give up their love affair with suburban sprawl and will rediscover denser, more environmentally friendly, less auto-dependent ways of living....

America will, in short, finally begin to look a little more like Amsterdam.

Well, Amsterdam is a wonderful city, but Americans never seem to want to live there. And even now, in this moment of chastening pain, they don’t seem to want the Dutch option.

Well, Mr. Urban Planner, what do you have to say for yourself?

No comments:

Post a Comment