Reply To: New Urbanism.
i agree. i am the sort that for a proper design i need to interact with the area. (now i do design without even seeing the site but i don’t think it works) and that means getting out there. unfortunately this doesn’t seem to be standard practice. people are too busy nowadays and our climate isn’t best suited for extended stays out doors but i still think it’s necessary. when i was in college i used to spend hours just hanging around the site. i’m sure i looked strange but sure i believe it worked as i saw who people reacted to different things. that is why i also believe that sociology is intrinsically liked with architecture.