The Addendum

Urban possibility

What anti-urbanists seem to forget is that most of the great creations of humanity were not solitary, but socially constructed, and that such things require the development of relationships, the in-person interaction even in (or, perhaps, especially in) a digitally-mediated age are a requirement for trust. And those relationships are simply far harder to initiate when the built environment provides hinderances and barriers that reduce interaction to the intentional and reduce the possibility of the serendipitous. 

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