When we construct buildings, do we think about what it will take to operate and maintain them? What about squeegeeing the windows?
Richard Sennett argues that urban environments, like the town square and the theater, can be put to better “democratic use”:
“The square prepares people for debate; the theatre visually disciplines their…
When we think about modernizing infrastructure, we can’t forget about water systems — the true “plumbing of plumbing” we often ignore. The same challenges to upgrading our built environment apply: