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Why even driving through suburbia is soul crushing — Quartz
"It’s telling that we have no widespread cultural vernacular for why classical urban settlements, which draw on millennia of intellectual background and corpuses of architectural knowledge, are pleasant. It’s because Americans took that inheritance and unceremoniously discarded it, consonantly with the rise of the mass-produced automobile. It irks me that many of us know, on some level, that we live in a dystopian nightmare but can’t say what makes it a dystopian nightmare."
suburbs  qz.com  alex_balashov  2016  2010s  america  design  city  law  zoning  car  driving  list  writing  neighborhood  traffic  building  mall  atlanta  pedestrian  walking  accessibility  segregation  transportation  rant  breakdown  sprawl  space  james_howard_kunstler 
june 2016 by cluebucket

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