Using the analogy of Rube Goldberg's complicated machines and the example of Chinese cities, I discuss the missteps taken in the pursuit of sustainable modernist architecture, and what we can learn from our ancestors.
Podcast With James Kunstler
I had such a pleasure chatting with my great friend, James Kunstler, on his podcast called The Kunstler Cast! I believe he is in my mind one of the greatest futurists living! Thanks again, James Howard Kunstler! Click below to listen to the podcast! #ClassicPlanning #UrbanDesign
Three Futurist Urban Scenarios v. 01
© Nir Buras, December, 2018 Fantastic World by Robert McCall 2019-12-03T00:00:00 days hours minutes secondsuntilClassic Planning Book Release The challenges of the 21st century have been forecast and are well known. In many ways we are already experiencing the future now. But predictions are hard to validate. A way around that is turning to slightly …
Not a “Manhattan of the Desert” but a Lesson in Sustainability for Manhattan
Shibam sits dramatically on a rocky ledge that rises out of the flood plain river bed of the Wadi Hadhramaut in Yemen. It is comprised of approximately 500 densely-knit, contiguous tower houses that run up to 82 feet high and are built on the remains of earlier towns out of traditional mud brick architecture, the …
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