Wendy Waters of urban design website All about Cities dug up some zinger quotes from Lewis Mumford (1895-1990), proving as always that plus ça change, plus c'est pareil.
-Forget the damned motor car and build the cities for lovers and friends.
-Restore human legs as a means of travel. Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities.
-The chief function of the city is to convert power into form, energy into culture, dead matter into the living symbols of art, biological reproduction into social creativity.
-New York is the perfect model of a city, not the model of a perfect city.
-Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf.
::All About Cities