The City

The chief function of the city is to convert power into form, energy into culture, dead matter into the living symbols of art, biological reproduction into social creativity.

Forget the damned motor car and build the cities for lovers and friends.

It has not been for nothing that the word has remained man’s principal toy and tool: without the meanings and values it sustains, all man’s other tools would be worthless.

Restore human legs as a means of travel. Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities.

-Lewis Mumford

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