«Designing a dream city is easy; rebuilding a living one takes imagination.» [Jane Jacobs]

A não perder! A revista Fortune republicou os artigos de Jane Jacobs publicados originalmente em 1958. Um verdadeiro clássico! [ver Artigo completo].

«We are becoming too solemn about downtown. The architects, planners—and businessmen–are seized with dreams of order, and they have become fascinated with scale models and bird’s-eye views. This is a vicarious way to deal with reality, and it is, unhappily, symptomatic of a design philosophy now dominant: buildings come first, for the goal is to remake the city to fit an abstract concept of what, logically, it should be. But whose logic? The logic of the projects is the logic egocentric children, playing with pretty blocks and shouting “See what I made!”–a viewpoint much cultivated in our schools of architecture and design. And citizens who should know better are so fascinated by the sheer process of rebuilding that the end results are secondary to them.»

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