ReThinking surface (parking) lots

“Perhaps that would be possible if lots were still the creatures they were before World War II: diminutive, lonesome and rare, spotted only in the urban fringes or hiding off alleyways. Their transformation into aggressive urban predators, hunting in packs, has changed the balance. They are now the dominant species in an ecology of urban disfigurement, slashing open streetscapes and devouring spaces meant for buildings, parks or plazas“.

Via Ian Baldwin’s review of three books; Rethinking a Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking, Lots of Parking: Land Use in a Car Culture and Reinventing the Automobile: Personal Urban Mobility for the 21st Century, over at Places-Design Observer.

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