City Builder Book Club: Chapter 22

Part 4: Different Tactics

Part 22: The kind of problem a city is

Chapter 22, p 454

In the case of understanding cities, I think the most important habits of thought are these:

(1) to think about processes

(2) to work inductively, reasoning from particulars to the general, rather than the reverse

and (3) to seek for ‘unaverage’ clues involving very small quantities, which revel the way larger and more ‘average’ quantities are operating


Chapter 22, p 461

Vital cities have marvelous innate abilities for understanding, communicating, contriving, and inventing what is required to combat their difficulties.


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  1. […] City Love sketches important habits of thought when thinking about cities in Chapter 22 […]

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