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Those who hope that suburbia is finally growing up and starting to behave itself often cite this much-quoted line: “Edge cities mean that density is back,” taken from Joel Garreau’s 1991 book Edge City: Life on the New Frontier. Many smart growth proponents who call for higher-density, mixed-use suburbs are especially invested in the idea that maturing edge cities represent a potentially promising future. The reality, however, is that sprawl is back—or, more accurately, that it never went away.

Good paper on edgeless cities

Shocking stuff today, on news about Islam religious gatherings to throw stones at ‘pillars of evil’. Some really awesome footage of ‘crowds of 2 million pedestrians’. Who says, people power isn’t awesome when it is on that scale.

It is rare to see this nowadays though, given that things like Medieval Warfare died a death in WWI. Before that huge formations of armies would regularly march together like some gigantic beast.

One good example of that here in Dublin, is the North Circular Road – designed for the large numbers of ‘dragoons, calavry, infantry formations’ to quickly access various different parts of the city, from their barrack areas around the Phoenix Park.

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