"Think globally, act locally"
— David Brower (via neatokitteh)
"The symbolic projection of public space cast out from billboards, public art, the design of space, public gatherings, the shape of buildings, the cleanliness of streets, the sounds and smells that circulate, the flows of bodies— come with strong sensory, affective and neurological effects. They shape public expectation, less so by forcing automatic compliance, than by tracing the boundaries of normality and aspiration in public life."
— Amin, A. (2008). Collective culture and urban public space. City, 12(1), 5-24. (via taktackkiitos)
"No city in America, perhaps none in the world, has the love and devotion of its people that Chicago has. No people of any city will labor so hard or sacrifice so much for their city as will the people of Chicago. It is this civic patriotism, almost as strong as our love of country, that will determine the successful future of our city in the realization of the Plan of Chicago. It is desirable that the instructors of our schools organize the mighty forces at their command and prepare the minds of our children to grasp and lay fast hold upon the science of city planning as related to the future glory of Chicago and the prosperity and happiness of all her people."
Wacker’s Manual of the Plan of Chicago: Municipal Economy