There are so many things that can break a community; bad urban planning, poor infrastructure, crime etc… Unfortunately there is something far more prevalent yet much less scary sounding in America’s communities today. Indifference.
Now a days we are so concerned with ourselves, our own personal familiar “bubbles” that we rarely think or sometimes even care about how our decisions affect those around us. This article I found in the Boston Globe (click here to read the article) talks about how this attitude is not only hurting our society but also the design of our public realm.
Something to keep in mind for the pioneering residents of the Triangle!
The Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris. When citizens take ownership of the public realm, great things happen. In many cases it can be this pride of ownership that serves as the catalyst for city governments to invest in good civic architecture.