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Sunday, May 21, 2017


All architects, planners, city officials and residents should be careful of what they propose without a consistent ability to measure and evaluate the consequences. Intuition has never been a substitute for knowledge. It has simply been a catalyst producing both success and failure. Land is an irreplaceable source of life that continues to be squandered by promiscuous experimentation and speculation. Pictures of success and failure do not convey the information needed to repeat the first and avoid the second.

Consistent shelter capacity measurement, prediction and evaluation is defined and explained in my new book, The Science of City Design. It is available in e-book and paperback from

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