“The grid system, while highly functional, is deadening to the imagination. It severs the link of history and arguably encourages the spread of liminal spaces.” – Archaeology of Street Names
“In urban planning, there is a well-established notion of “wicked problems” — they aren’t unsolvable because of technical limits or a lack of data. They aren’t solvable because they are so big, and complex, and wracked with political conflicts that stakeholders can’t even agree what success looks like or how to measure it.” – Can Engineers Build Inclusive Smart Cities?
“While urban planning and design measures often advocate for improved street lighting, mixed uses, and eyes on the street, there is also a need to understand how perceptions of safety are cognitively, sociologically, and spatially constructed.” – What does a sociological approach to safe cities reveal?: Findings from a national workshop in India | TheCityFix
“The tech sector’s embrace of urbanist lingua franca and its enthusiasm to engage with urban problems is awesome, and much welcomed. But these folks need to become better urbanists.” – What Tech Hasn’t Learned From Urban Planning