Some for you, some for Mies – a defense of DC’s MLK Library

(Mies’ Chicago Federal Plaza, with Alexander Calder’s Flamingo sculpture. A note about the lack of people in the plaza – this photo was taken with a temperature of about -5 degrees and a wind chill well below that. Author’s photo)

Today, Lydia DePillis has a guest post from Kriston Capps offering a well-put defense of

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Different types of urban science

CC image from futureatlas.com

Jeff Wood’s handy mailing list on behalf of Re-connecting America pointed me towards this article from Urban Omnibus, disputing the broad conclusions from Geoffrey West’s work towards discovering a universal theory of cities. Eric Peterson, the author, does not like the implications of West’s quantitative work and the implications of

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