If you are interested in what Donald Trump thinks about the real estate aspects of this story, be my guest. The link is below.
I only care about the headline which strikes me as the pot calling the kettle black.
Donald Trump seems to me the very signature of the dumbing down of our culture and the architectural decline of my home town.
Cast the first stone, Donald. Oops, you already did. That, I guess, is your style.
The engineering miracle we need Is the creation of a modular unit that can be linked to other such units to create A universal means of achieving eco-sustainability on site These modular units would form the base of a matrix to which The modular elements of living, work and commercial spaces would be attached These base units would have the capacity to recycle all wastes To reprocess liquid To store and conduct energy They would be underground They would operate silently as the continually moving heart of cyber-communities Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes
The key to smarter construction in the future is building a matrix that can hold any number of modular elementsThe matrix would be the conductor of water energy and waste for the entire complex of spaces that it holdsSpaces held within the matrix would be made of mass-produced smart surfacesWhat we call walls and floors and ceilings and roofsThese surfaces would be thinner than walls but vastly smarterSoundproof fireproof collapsible and movable with easeFuture communities would combine work play and residenceBe large enough to enable viable businesses to sproutAnd with their matrix be largely eco-sufficientWhen designers and architects wake to this positive evolutionWe will see that with this understanding a thousand flowers can bloom Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes
'via Blog this' Smartest thing Occupy could do would be to build new cyber-communities for up to 10K persons within mile-from-end-to-end areas. It can be done. These would be zoned for everything - education, entertainment, residence, work, commerce, etc. They would be car-free. Create the integral designs and start building and it will speak louder than any words that we could write. It would truly revolutionize society.
Conceptual Barriers to Creating Integrative Universities: "Today’s society looks to universities for solutions to broad-based issues that require cross-disciplinary expertise. Yet, the organizational structure of our institutions remains locked in academic and administrative silos that have little genuine ability to communicate or to recognize the interdependence of knowledge. Why does the capacity to communicate between disciplines and units remain limited? How do formalizations of our experience create barriers? What kind of reflection would it take to subject our mental models of knowledge and learning to critical inquiry? This discussion highlights one of the most entrenched ‘group identity myths’ that underlie the structure of modern academic institutions, the ‘triviality of integration’ thesis."
A woman was on the tube talking about why she voted for Santorum
It was not because she wanted to build from the bottom up
It was because he would take care of "us"
Take care means vindicate
In a more sinister vein it means that in the rubble Santorum and his remnant will somehow remain vindicated
It is Obama who is the actual responsibility candidate
He is not out to take care of anyone
Merely to see that as things are distributed that distribution is fair
Isn't it strange
Santorum is not about rebuilding
He is about vindication
Romney is not about vindication
But he does not have any sense of real fairness
Obama wins our votes
Because finally there is no authentic conservatism on the other side