I would hope to think freely, feel freely, and react freely, regardless of either the intensity or the restrictions in my surroundings. The same thing, of course, that I hope for in the day-to-day life I enjoy currently.
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The enemies remain the car, the superhighway, the notion of endless oil and the willingness to grit teeth and accept the constraints of what passes for life in metrosprawl.
We need a vision that will excite businesses and alert them to where investments can be fruitfully made. A vision that exudes confidence about the future.
We presently allow our public rights of way to be filled with private automobiles. This pattern is being emulated globally. Public rights of way should belong to the public.
It is no longer heresy to suggest that by continuing our automobile economy we are throwing money, architecture, design and ecology down a black hole.
The best way to understand the current economic crisis is to see that it is not economic. It is political, but even that designation is inadequate.
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