Communicating the Importance of Density
Immersion in the real look and feel (and sometimes sound and smell) of a more compact and sustainable local experience can feed arguments for change, justify expenditures, or tell how to cast a strategic election vote. Personal involvement is the most powerful and verifiable way to champion the city cause, over and above mere acceptance of empirical data, article prose, and illustrations.
Unfortunately, when it comes to these far-away urban places, not all of us have real-time access to the inspirational modern projects served by transit, or the historic monuments, streets, and squares that illustrate the potential of creative city life.
Read “How Ordinary Urban Experiences Can Inspire a Preference for Cities” by Charles R. Wolfe at the Atlantic.
[Top Image: Painting, Nighthawks, by Edward Hopper]