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Jerry Adler / Smithsonian Magazine / May 2013
Experts in the emerging field of quantitative urbanism believe that many aspects of modern cities can be reduced to mathematical formulas
Glen Whitney stands at a point on the surface of the Earth, north latitude 40.742087, west longitude 73.988242, which is near the center of Madison Square Park, in New York City. Behind him is the city’s newest museum, the Museum of Mathematics, which Whitney, a former Wall Street trader, founded and now runs as executive director. He is facing one of New York’s landmarks, the Flatiron Building, which got its name because its wedge- like shape reminded
Fernando Pages Ruiz / ECOBUILDING Pulse / January 31, 2013
Vision 2020 chair and the Congress for New Urbanism CEO John Norquist questions whether less government complexity would afford more sustainable urbanism.
John Norquist, a former mayor of Milwaukee and the current CEO of the Congress for New Urbanism, argues that it’s not so much that cities need more government assistance for sustainability to take hold. Rather, the market wants sustainable urbanism, but, in this instance, the federal government is making it difficult to pursue what the market wants. Norquist explains what we can do about it, and how.