On the importance of local values

As we have Chuck Wolfe with us at JCU leading the Urban Thinkers Campus this and next weeks, this week’s quote comes from his Urbanism Without Effort book…

An overemphasis on physical form or a particular policy, without an eye to underlying cultural and socioeconomic factors, may create unintended consequences. Urbanism without effort depends on initial acknowledgement of local values and preferences as a central aspect of creating successful urban environments.

Wolfe, Charles R.. Urbanism Without Effort (Island Press E-ssentials) (Kindle Locations 321-323). Island Press. Kindle Edition.

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