Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The acid test

The anti-urbanists have recently touted the ideal of sprawling low-rise suburban growth as preferential to high-rise urban concentration, both environmentally and psychologically.

Let's cut to the chase: pick your preferred environment:


 It's immensely relieving to me to know that those who prefer image #2 will sooner or later probably be living there.


  1. Sooner or later, Angelenos are going to have to realize that there are limits on how far and wide we can spread ourselves. Like every other city in this post 5-billion-people world, eventually the only way is up. And while I'm not the biggest fan of the Millennium project (too tall, mainly) I think it's the way things need to go.