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The Neglected Animal: Habitats For Homo Sapiens

Well Put

We definitely know more about good habitats for mountain gorillas, Siberian tigers, or panda bears than we do know about a good urban habitat for Homo sapiens.”

~ Jan Gehl, architect and urban designer interviewed on The Dirt.

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Gehl’s book, “Cities for People“, has been on my reading list for a while and the complete interview on The Dirt just moved it up the queue it to the shopping cart.

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He is on to something, similar to Randolph Hester. Both ask questions like the ones below.

What does it mean to be a human interacting with other humans in  finite and valuable spaces?

What do we need to thrive in our ecological habitats….our neighborhoods, villages, towns and cities? 

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