We need a drastic reassessment of the values system that governs our built environment. As the powerless yet omnipotent creators of built worlds on paper, that is what we must ask ourselves, our society,
(Euclidean) Planning is dead. Long Live Urbanism.
City planning should be more like slow-cooking a stew of meat and vegetables for hours—that is, decades for cities, no short-term plans.
Must we pursue Iconism?
If we were to believe Jencks, Generic Individualism is today’s International Style. Is that what we want to do? Produce trophy buildings and icon wannabes?