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Yup. The odd thing about Bratton's rap is that it made no sense. It wasn't that I disagreed -- I just couldn't figure out what he was saying. I asked him and he got PO'd and refused to answer in any detail. Why would I bother posting? The guy is important: 1. He is invited to TED. 2. He is a (tenured?) university professor. He is not a nobody like me. So I expect a certain rigor in discourse.
I'm speaking metaphorically. The Reagan -- admired by Obama -- of pop culture is that he was a Clint Eastwood character. My own hope is that Obama will give the Republicans a face -saving way to crawl.
Thanks very much for writing. The guy you really you should talk to about Deaf Smith County Peanut Butter is Jon Krampner he is the author of a book about peanut butter and mentions Deaf Smith County.
Yes, let's definitely keep it just between us so that no one can criticize us or take our remarks out of context. Certainly all p our adversaries will adhere to our guidelines. The irony is that I don't think Mr. Gordon said much interesting much less controversial. He was acting as a cheerleader for a particular respective -- which I probably agree with -- bu that seems to me to be very much the job of the WH -- to further certain policies.
Sounds about right. Or in other words I am "retired."
Yes that's a fair critique and my only response is that transit managers should frontally discuss the utility of such experiments to induce demand. If I were a transit manager I'd go out and explain the politics to both his/her board and to the political constituencies (various pro-transit groups etc etc). Maybe they have but I guess I have never heard of anyone discussing a deliberate attempt to dramatically increase frequency way ahead of current demand on one strategic route in order to show that supply induces demand. I do emphasize that I have never heard since I am not really into the transit world.
Thanks. Very interesting and your explanation makes sense.
Easy to determine: read Sunset. I haven't in years on any sort of regular basis but I still like it when I run into a copy.
Thanks but I really have little experience in long-form writing...telling a longer story.
Yes it is odd that so many people think that the High Line is a manifestation of Landscape Urbanism. Even James Corner doesn't have the nerve to make such a claim, though by indirection (using a photo of the High Line but without comment in a book about Landscape Urbanism) he tries to do so.
I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree about what "design" means. Of course there is a tactical element of design -- Corner's work. But while it is good work, it is by no means os enormous novelty or genius. It's just good, competent, professional work. The real element of genius of the High Line is to have been recognized at all -- that it should be re-used as a park. But we do agree on one point: the emphasis should not be on buildings but the space between builidings. That's what new urbanism is all about.
Thanks, I will try to find it.
Superb! Thanks for the refinement! Here's a bit more: and my comments in
Thx. I will refresh my memory.
Excellent! Thanks! Wish I could find Waldheim's thesis.
Yes there is much in Landscape Urbanism which appears odd and it doesn't make sense, even on its own terms. Of course since I don't really get that it has any clear premises, except being in opposition to New Urbanism, I am doubly at sea.
Michael, What you say is totally reasonable. But has it been done? That's my question. Has it been done? In fact? In reality? Actually done or at least significantly being done? The politics are enormously difficult. It's simply not that easy to "Just put a big grassy median to narrow the street, slowing down traffic..." on a through-arterial under State jurisdiction. Where has it been done? The problem of the arterial is the holy grail of urban planning.
I have no judgment on Arlington as I honestly don't know enough; I know that it is a huge problem, like every other arterial, and saw it once some ten years ago. And the comments I received yesterday -- including Victor, if I am not mistaken -- gave me the sense that while Arlington/Columbia Pike had a good start, it was just a start. But I want to bring up something else which is sometimes lost: the need for support by a constituency who will back "urban action," for want of a better term. Efforts like Dover Kohl's work needs an ongoing core of citizen supporters (including business people) in order to raise the enormous oil tanker of strip arterial development and push it over the farthest edge of the ocean. Judging from Seattle, I am not convinced that the supporters are clear enough and conflate walkable urbanism with a whole host of issues — a very fleet of oil tankers — like peak oil, sustainability, global climate change and so forth. Such complexity does not, I believe, help political support. It is just too complex.
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Mr. Burgess. You claim State will pay all overruns. Could you please document that?
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Hal, Baker was excusing Japan, positioning Japan because it "couldn't extricate..." In the context I read it reminded me of the boy who killed his parents and then begged mercy on the court because he was an orphan. Baker was explicitly stating that the USA was a contributing factor to Jan's sense that it needed to invade the USA. At least that's what I understand. So aren't we saying the same thing?
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2010 on Nicholson Baker and WW2 at City Comforts, the blog
I hope you'll show us a sketch -- a typical plan view illustrating your points. Thx.
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Btw, as to the definition of "mosque," and whether there is one in the Pentagon, it seems that there isn't one per se. Moslems have no space exclusively for their practice and use an inter-denominational chapel. So is it a "mosque?" No idea. You wouldn't call it a synagogue or church but -- as people call it now -- a chapel, even though it has clear Christian origins.
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2010 on M-m-m-my Sharia at Obsidian Wings
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