05 Sep '12, 12pm

Cities, sustainable placemaking, & the careful use of words

Cities, sustainable placemaking, & the careful use of words

But perhaps an even bigger problem with “urbanism” is that the word is ridiculously overused. A lot of us have been invested in it. Indeed, a search on Amazon for books associated with urbanism now produces over two thousand titles. It comes in a bewildering variety of forms – old, new, sustainable, tactical, landscape, pop-up, accidental, adaptive, emergent, Latino, recombinant, magical, integral, green, military, "true," everyday, postmodern, guerilla, mobile, even an oxymoronic “agrarian” strain, and more. Various versions of the label are used to justify everything from illegally spray-painting public property to development in places that no sensible person would honestly consider “urban” unless they have drunk gallons of metaphorical Kool-Aid. I could define urbanism in my own way and probably be perfectly comfortable with the result. But communication is about using...

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