Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Most Important Slide You'll See All Day

From a presentation by Tim Stonor of Space Syntax, Bartlett School at University College London, and Harvard GSD, etc etc:

The grid, be it radial, orthogonal, or what have you is the platform from which all urban efficiencies (economic, environmental, and social) spring. But as he accurately and scathingly points out, "ohhh, but that's just too hard to model in our little formulas." And accurately pricing things is so much easier when you ignore externalities.