Tag Archives: Leon Krier

Innovation: What is It?

Innovate?  What does innovate really mean and entail?  When is it useful, even necessary?  In media and in the pubic realm, Innovation has become a devalued buzz-word for anything that you want to do that someone else has already done…even you, … Continue reading

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Innovation: Confusion of Genre?

       “Innovation is the Confusion of Genre”  Leon Krier    Thus stated one of the more visible and articulate post-post-Modern urban planners of recent times (read “New Urbanist” or “Anti-Suburbanist”).  I have been culturally conditioned to ask, “What does this mean?”    Genre originated … Continue reading

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Pluralism vs. Relativism and Opportunism vs. Sacrifice

“Pluralism marks the moment in history when despair and private obsession replace culture.”             Leon Krier The other day on Facebook (December 16, 2010), Nassem Nicholas Taleb catalyzed a revealing and depressing discussion (as I am confident was his intent … Continue reading

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Reconstructing the City

Antecedents and Contemporary Studies F.    Reconstructing the City Today is not to late to begin to reconsider how the “reconstruction” of American cities and “suburbs” is approached.  Those modifications are not for the faint-hearted, but too often are left to … Continue reading

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