Two years ago, and in the context of the Downtown Community Plan which was being discussed at the time, we provided a few thought-provoking observations by architects, designers, and philosophers who have thought deeply about the city environment. Those thoughts are still critically relevant in today’s Santa Monica, and are worth revisiting.
“Traditional urbanism has three essential qualities: (1) a diverse population and range of activities, (2) a rich array of public spaces and institutions, and (3) human scale in its buildings, streets, and neighborhoods.” – Peter Calthorpe: Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change, Island Press 2010
“There is abundant evidence to show that high buildings make people crazy.
Read More: https://smmirror.com/2019/08/sma-r-t-column-deep-thoughts-of-real-urban-thinkers/