10 September, 2007

Civic Virtue by Design in Metropolis Mag

Principal Alex Washburn’s article “Civic Virtue by Design” was recently published in Metropolis Magazine. Largely a response to Mayor Bloomberg’s Earth Day speech, the article proposes that “nature is the new civic ideal” and demands a new civic measure for architecture and design.

Civic virtue is the cultivation of habits important for the success of the community. The ideas Mayor Bloomberg laid out are nothing short of a new compact with nature for the urban dweller, an acknowledgment that the success of our city will in large part be determined by our success in managing our environment.

For the full article, click www.metropolismag.com/cda/story.php?artid=2923

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