Category Archives: Mobiity

‘Visioning’ and the Vision Statement in Our Comprehensive Plan

‘Visioning’ and the Vision Statement in Our Comprehensive Plan Jon Quitslund In two workshops on Nov. 12 and 17, I took part in discussions of the ‘Vision Statement’ that serves as a preamble to our current Comprehensive Plan.  The workshops … Continue reading

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Earth Day Here, Now, Always

Jon Quitslund “On its anniversary, Earth Day is worth not just celebrating but also studying – as a story with political lessons.” This is the last sentence in a thought-provoking essay by Nicholas Lemann, “When the Earth Moved,” in The … Continue reading

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Adapting to the Future

Jon Quitslund Architecture is a social art. It becomes an instrument of human fate, because it … shapes and conditions our responses…. It modifies and often breaks earlier established habit. (Richard Neutra, 1958) On February 9th, the proponents of the … Continue reading

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