"To be less well-off means to endure greater hardship: less fun time and more grind; and fewer amenities and opportunities for yourself and children. In a society with egalitarian traditions, this disparity of wealth is ugly." Find article: The Conversation.
by Beatriz Maturana | Labels: Robert Nelson
"El lujo del espacio público y de los equipamientos colectivos no es despilfarro, es justicia. Los programas públicos de vivienda, infraestructuras y servicios deben incorporar la dimensión estética como prueba de calidad urbana y de reconocimiento de necesidad social. Cuanto más contenido social tiene un proyecto urbano, más importante la forma, el diseño, la calidad de los materiales, etc." Find article here.
by Beatriz Maturana | Labels: Jordi Borja
"There are places I'll remember all my life, though some have changed, some forever, not for better, some have gone and some remain. All these places have their moments, with lovers and friends I still can recall, some are dead and some are living, in my life I've loved them all."
by Beatriz Maturana | Labels: The Beatles
"To retain our design skills and meaningfully inform their use, we are therefore forced to look much deeper into de human condition if we wish to develop an urban design knowledge that is courageous, humane and relevant." About this book.
"When we as a profession learn to diagnose the total landscape, not only as the basis of our culture, but as an expression of it, and to share our special knowledge as widely as we can, we need not fear that our work will be ignored or that our efforts will be unappreciated."
by Beatriz Maturana | Labels: Paul Sears
"Most cities, like the rest of life, evolved gradually on the basis of trial and error, and what we have today, in every case, is the best solution to the problem, for the simple reason that speculation on other solutions, while entertaining, constitutes misguided Utopianism/essentialism and simply avoids the elementary facts of urban development." About this book.
"However, cities transit through their own histories of being spaces of society constitution (the magic of being together, fraternity faced to external threats, the forge of the world’s free citizens) to places of economical exchange marked by global financial negotiations that transform the sense of living in the city." Outlines for an urban pedagogy.
by Beatriz Maturana | Labels: Eusebio Nájera Martínez