"What can the general public do? It’s what the public is doing, in many cities in America. It’s to clamor for bike lanes, slower-speed streets, and for streets that serve all their users, not just motor vehicles."
— How American Cities Can Thrive Again | US News & World Report, 12/13/2012
"[Downtowns] have become … too predominately devoted to work and contain too few people after working hours…A Central Business District that lives up to its name and is truly described by it is a dud."
Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities
"Instead of merely livable, I think we need to start thinking about how we make our cities more lovable. When we love something, we cherish it; we protect it; we do extraordinary things for it."
— Peter Kageyama, For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and their Places (via lifeonfoot)