The Measure of a Town
Cities are artifacts
While cities do not have the immensity of the Great Wall of China or
Panama Canal, these latter structures cannot all be seen at once and
their impact is consequently diminished.
Cities make up for their lack of
The Anasazi flourished between 1100 & 1300, long before the
arrival of the Spaniards
Their culture collapsed abruptly in the late thirteenth century,
whether as a result of drought or of decimation by aggressive
invaders is unclear
The lesson we might l
Town comes from Old English tn and was a generic term for
large and small urban settlements during the Middle Ages in
In the USA, town or township refers to a large administrative
area that often has a rural character.
City derived from Old Fren
Why Arent Our Cities Like That?
Parisian urbanity felt safer than American or New York Urbanity.
Most likely the result of the still relatively homogenous
Parisian presidents have long been involved in the architectural
landscape of Paris, as ev
Annotated Bibliography Part 1
Research Question: Should wind energy be considered practical
enough for increased installation on a global scale?
Alina-Florentina, Cuco. "Social And Economic Impacts Of Wind
Power In Correlation With The Financial Crises."
Returning to Paris strikes one with how little has changed in the
Returning to North American cities strikes one with how much
has changed: demolition, reconstruction, airports, railroad stations,
subways, transportation and housing!
Kevin Lynch suggested 3 basic city styles:
1. Cosmic Cities whose spatial layouts symbolically represented
specific rituals and beliefs, religious or political.
1.i. Ex: Indian cities laid out like huge mandalas
1.ii. Ex: Chinese Capitals which
British colonies grew faster than French
Medieval growing patterns
Influenced by wealthy English and their emphasis on country
Also influenced by innate conservatism
When London was destroyed by the Great Fire of 1666,
Francis Nicholson designed both Annapolis and Williamsburg
Annapolis uniquely designed Baroque elements
Williamsburg Strict orthogonal geometry, still unique
Where all the essential American city elements were born:
Annotated Bibliography: Wind Energy
TOPIC: A report from the U.S. Department of Energy that discusses
the potential of offshore wind power and how the department is
working to overcome the obstacles that face it. It is explained
that the success of this p