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By Mahesh_P_Butani (registered) - website | Posted August 22, 2011 at 18:00:44

As wholesome discussions gets buried under the 'breaking-news syndrome' -- if anyone is still interested in following thru on the unfinished conversation on skyscrapers, and its connections on how cites can be re-formed amidst the high-pitched doom & gloom of 'Peaking everything' -- here is an remarkably relevant article by Nikos Salingaros titled:

"Remarks on a city's composition"

..."What needs to be done to fix inhuman urban form? There is a growing realization that we don't really understand how to build a living environment."

Seeking real solutions to our peaking problems is obviously far less sexy than regurgitating already known problems.

If someone else's 'Hubble' is trained on earth right now -- they surely must be having a hearty laugh :)

They may also spot a little book called: Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle by veteran journalist Chris Hedges, who talks about how - "dumbed-down “news” and consumer messaging form an impenetrable veil of manipulated reality."

Comment edited by Mahesh_P_Butani on 2011-08-22 18:20:10

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