Transformers: Overlapping Culture and Technology

In North America our planners are obsessed with separating the cars from the pedestrians, the commercial from the residential; there is so much space wasted and so much less chance for creative interaction. Robert Oullette says "While that approach makes for a much safer society, it also reduces the chance for unexpected and creative adaptations. This [40 second] video—taken in Bangkok—illustrates just how adaptive people can be in societies where planning is an afterthought." ::Reading Toronto via ::Phil Goodfellow of the Toronto Society of Architects

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