Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Power of Networks

See Geoffrey West at TED:

And then think about the processes, rules, and procedures that currently govern transformational city building, things like roads. It is ideological, not reality-based. Furthermore, we subjugate the larger system at the behest of the singular (for example, the location and current function of a bus line or transfer hub or the size and shape of a fire truck). We bend the city (and its network) to the single issue (like the size of a fire truck) rather than bending our tools to the city (its network).