- n. Plural form of urbanism.
“This reality has raised in my mind a broader issue, which is whether by talking about "urbanisms" -- whether Prof. Douglas Kelbaugh's three urbanisms, or my or anyone else's fourth -- urbanists avoid the deeper and more important questions about cities.”
“I wrote last week that the best city-building I have seen in recent years does not fall into the three "urbanisms" described by University of Michigan professor of architecture Douglas Kelbaugh: New Urbanism, Everyday Urbanism, and Post Urbanism (a/k/a Spectacle Urbanism).”
“Mennel uses this coincidence as the jumping-off-point for a provocative notion that in 1961 there were two revolutionary urbanisms in the air: Jacobs', of course, the one we all know about, but also an urbanism of and by Warhol that was never expressed in a text, but which Mennel believes was just as influential as that of Jacobs, and perhaps more perceptive.”
“But its lobotomized "la-la's," ominous minor key melodies, and drug-thug urbanisms ground this Neptunes-produced anthem in the brothers 'turf.”
“So how does Cityism relate to the three urbanisms of Professor Kelbaugh?”
“Cityism borrows from (or perhaps a better way to put it is "shares with") all of Professor Kelbaugh's three other urbanisms.”
“I'll need a part 3 to locate it among the other urbanisms -- and maybe name it.”
“In thinking about what Cityism may mean, and what differentiates it from other urbanisms, I'm realizing that this economic point is crucial, and it is so because of a reality so mundane it's difficult to remind oneself how important it is.”
“Two of the urbanisms have accepted names: New Urbanism and Everyday Urbanism.”
“New Urbanism is the best known of Prof. Kelbaugh's three urbanisms, and as discussed in my prior Huffington posts from Denver, it works both with broad principles and with local projects.”
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