>I realy don't believe you are suggesting a return to the pre car
Correct. I'm quite fond of many of the collective acheviements
>I'm just reading... an account of a visit of Joseph, Jesus's
>father, to Jerusalem which was Carfree at that time obviously. His
>description is of a buisy noisy stinking city, a place were i'm sure
>you wouldn't like to walk through.
I'm especially grateful for modern plumbing and sewage systems. :^] Do
you imagine that Jerusalem was ever busier, or noisier, than it is right now?
>... new urbanists react to the failure of modern
>planning by phisicly copying styles of the past. believing in shapes
>and materials rather then undrstanding human needs.
I hear this accusation levelled against the New Urbanists quite
frequently. I'm curious, which human needs have they neglected, or failed
>I believe that
>with the rules set by "Intimate Anonymity" you can plan good cities
>using modern technology.
What are some of your favorite examples of modern technological
improvements over the sort of building done in say, 19th-century Paris?
>The city will not look like a medieval city
>but will function for it's inhabitants like one.
Isn't it interesting that so many people have so much affection for "the
look" of the old medieval sections of many cities? Why do you think that is?