|People yearning for community are like people at a party who crowd into the kitchen because they like it.
|Organic simplicity depends upon feedback loops (both balancing and reinforcing). Mechanical simplicity tries to stop those loops from happening, and eventually fails. That's why politics is so important. Think of evolution as a feedback process, and then think of politics as an instance of frustrated evolution.
|...if someone charges that the New Urbanism is about hating cars, we can say no, that it is only when convenient walking and convenient driving conflict that we place the pedestrian above the driver; where they do not conflict, there is no dilemma.