We destroy the beauty of the countryside because the un-appropriated splendors of nature have no economic value. We are capable of shutting off the sun and the stars because they do not pay a dividend. — John Maynard Keynes
Cities, architecture and all that
I just discovered this terrific blog: Geoff Manaugh's BLDBLOG: Architectural Conjecture, Urban Speculation, Landscape Futures. Just what I needed as Susana and I continue working on Latin American urbanism in the 21st century (the last section of the book for W. W. Norton).