Nature is the earth's most complex system. And perhaps the most complex human-made systems are cities.
The flâneur understands the city as few of its inhabitants do, for he has memorised it with his feet.
Recent research indicates that once a city acquires a reputation - as an exciting place or as one where nothing ever happens - that image tends to survive unchanged for long periods of time.
The choice […] between city and nature is a false choice and an unnecessary and outdated dichotomy. Biophilic cities and biophilic urbanism transcend this dichotomy and present a compelling new vision for a rapidly urbanizing world.
Up to our time, strict economy in the use of natural resources has not been practiced, but it must be henceforth unless we are immoral enough to impair conditions in which our children are to live.
If we design good cities, then we can achieve development.
Values are instruments through which we look, interpret and experience the world. When we think we do not just think: we think with ideas.
The car is our "mechanical mother-in-law". We have to maintain good relations with her, but we can't let her dominate our lives.
Life in buildings and between buildings seems in nearly all situations to rank as more essential and more relevant than the spaces and buildings themselves.
Cities were created to bring things together.
The city shapes our decisions.