Reply To: New Urbanism.
Those who hope that suburbia is finally growing up and starting to behave itself often cite this much-quoted line: â€œEdge cities mean that density is back,â€ taken from Joel Garreauâ€™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 backâ€”or, more accurately, that it never went away.
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.