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My provocative statement is that we desperately need a serious, scientific theory of cities and scientific theory means quantifiable, relying on underlying generic principles that can be made in a - put into a predictive framework. That's the quest. -- Geoffrey West
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A city is not an accident but the result of coherent visions and aims. -- Leon Krier
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A city is a sea that you lose things in. You only find things that other people have lost. -- David Mitchell
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In a city, you can be alone in a crowd, and in fact what makes the city a city is that it lets you hide the strangeness in your mind inside its teeming multitudes. -- Orhan Pamuk
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The same things go on everywhere, whether you're from the city, the country or wherever. -- Bubba Sparxxx
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Cities remind us that the desire to escape from the problems of other people by fleeing to a suburb, small town, or a monastery, for that matter, is an unholy thing, and ultimately self-defeating. We can no more escape from other people than we can escape from ourselves. -- Kathleen Norris
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This is what a city is, bits and pieces that supplement each other and support each other. -- Jane Jacobs
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Cities don't change people. People don't even change people. We are who we are. -- Hank Moody
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Cities force growth and make people talkative and entertaining, but they also make them artificial. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Cities are the huge central dynamos of all being. The power of a man can be measured today by the mile, the number of miles between him and the city; that is, between him and what the city stands for
the centre of mass. -- Gerald Stanley Lee
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Dull, inert cities, it is true, do contain the seeds of their own destruction and little else. But lively, diverse, intense cities contain the seeds of their own regeneration, with energy enough to carry over for problems and needs outside themselves. -- Jane Jacobs
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Toronto Sydney New Delhi -- Jennifer Weiner
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A city is not gauged by its length and width, but by the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams. -- Herb Caen
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In every detail a city should reflect that human beings are sacred and that they are equal, -- Enrique Penalosa
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I'm not fond of cities: the constant activity and swarms of people. -- Joanne Harris
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As a child, I was always intrigued by the question: what is it that distinguishes a city from a town? Is it size? Population? Location? When I asked grown-ups, the confident answer was that a city has to have a cathedral - which, to a child raised in a devout Catholic setting, made sense. -- John Burnside
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A city is simply a passel of people packed in a pot like pickles. -- David Detzer
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In the city, you're always looking around, observing everything. In some neighborhoods, your life can depend on it. The details change constantly. -- Mark Bradford
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Knowledge and power in the city; peace and decency in the country. -- Mason Cooley
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Cities are not problems. They are solutions. -- Jaime Lerner
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The Composite City where all human potentials are spread out in a vast silent market. -- William S. Burroughs
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A lot of the interesting issues and dynamics within a city occur over things such as socio-economic issues or ethnic issues. But they require a much more elaborate model of human behavior. -- Will Wright
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What else is a nation but a patchwork of cities and towns; cities and towns a patchwork of neighborhoods; and neighborhoods a patchwork of homes? -- Matthew Desmond
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A city presents many different faces, and it is up to the traveller to assemble the proper composite. -- David Levithan
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The tumultuous populace of large cities are ever to be dreaded. Their indiscriminate violence prostrates for the time all public authority, and its consequences are sometimes extensive and terrible. -- George Washington
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Cities are the origins of global warming, impact on the environment, health, pollution, disease, finance, economies, energy are all problems that are confronted by having cities. That's where they - all these problems come from. -- Geoffrey West
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City and country
each has its own beauty and its own pain. Some of the smallness of small towns
cattiness, everybody knowing everybody's business
that can be challenging. And cities can be challenging, because no one can connect except electronically. -- William P. Young
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Two-thirds of all growth takes place in cities because, by simple fact of population density, our urban spaces are perfect innovation labs. The modern metropolis is jam-packed. People are living atop one another; their ideas are as well. -- Peter Diamandis
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Edward Glaeser writes, "Cities are the absence of physical space between people."11 -- Timothy Keller
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Some cities are women and must be loved; others are men and can only be admired or bargained with -- Angela Carter
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A city isn't so unlike a person. They both have the marks to show they have many stories to tell. They see many faces. They tear things down and make new again. -- Rasmenia Massoud
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A city is the place of availabilities. It is the place where a small boy, as he walks through it, may see something that will tell him what he wants to do his whole life. -- Louis Kahn
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In all big cities the style of life is the same. Same endless array of restaurants; same big museums with the usual suspects; same anonymity, which can be thrilling when you're young but which I found got tiresome. -- Yann Martel
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I believe in the city as a natural human environment, but we must humanize it. It's art that will re-define public space in the 21st Century. We can make our cities diverse, inspirational places by putting art, dance and performance in all its forms into the matrix of street life. -- Antony Gormley
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the land of their birth; the Urban Areas Act of -- Nelson Mandela
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City diversity represents accident and chaos. -- Jane Jacobs
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It's a difficult task to deal with cities. But with some original ways of getting things done, with some basic commandments, you can really get cities to be a great, great place to live. -- Eduardo Paes
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Los Angeles: nineteen suburbs in search of a metropolis. -- H.l. Mencken
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Los Angeles: Seventy-two suburbs in search of a city. -- Dorothy Parker
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Big cities comforted me: the cover, the chaos, the hollow sympathy of the architecture, the Tube lines snaking underground. London could swallow you up, in a good way. There were times when I'd been broken and being subsumed into a city had made me feel part of a whole again. -- Emma Jane Unsworth
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Thriving metropolis. Home to dozens. -- Patrick Rothfuss
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Cities are erected on spiritual columns. Like giant mirrors, they reflect the hearts of their residents. If those hearts darken and lose faith, cities will lose their glamour. -- Elif Shafak
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Great cities are not static, they constantly change and take the world along with them. -- Edward Glaeser
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New York is the only real city-city. -- Truman Capote
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Some cities you go to because you want to; some cities you go to because they want you to. -- Elif Shafak
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Take responsibility for the city -- Sunday Adelaja
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New Orleans, city of roaches, city of decay, city of our family, and of happy, happy people. -- Anne Rice
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Cities give not the human senses room enough. We go out daily and nightly to feed the eyes on the horizon, and require so much scope, just as we need water for our bath. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Whilst we want cities as the centres where the best things are found, cities degrade us by magnifying trifles. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Market forces do not make cities, they destroy them -- Charles Correa
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We often judge cities by great public buildings. But we admire great cities because people live there in a beautiful way. You have to think about how each person will live there; you can't just think about abstract ideas. -- Daniel Libeskind
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I think cities are the primordial forests of our time. We evolve faster as a species in cities. Cities are chaotic, liminal places where the many aspects of human potential, good and/or bad, are most readily magnified. -- Chris Abani
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Cities are the sinks of the human race. -- Henri Rousseau
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Every city is a living body. -- Saint Augustine
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A city no worse than others, a city rich and vigorous and full of pride, a city lost and beaten and full of emptiness. -- Raymond Chandler
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Sometimes a place to work, or a place to relax--even if only for an hour--is all you need. That, and good friends. Without those things, the city will break you into a million tiny pieces. But what in the world could be harder to find? -- Aaron Cometbus
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Cities give us collision. 'Tis said, London and New York take the nonsense out of a man. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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With cities, it is as if with dreams: everything imaginable can be dreamed, but even the most unexpected dream is a rebus that conceals a desire or, its reverse, a fear. -- Italo Calvino
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It's a funny thing about cities: Some have brief, bright moments of cultural and political dominance, decades- or centuries-long spells when they seem the center of their particular nation, or region, or empire ... only to later fall into obscurity and disrepair, never to regain their former glory. -- Hanya Yanagihara
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I don't like going to cities. I don't mind maybe being in a city sometimes for a few hours, but I pretty much don't like cities. I don't even like passing through them. -- Will Oldham
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Cities are magical things. You know the energy in them. You have to walk the streets in any borough here and you can see between what was in this city in the 1970's and where it is today and how much more energy there is and how much more just sheer. -- Juan Enriquez
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Most cities have a centre surrounded by suburbs, but London has numerous centres: it's the model of a twenty-first century metropolis. -- Hans Ulrich Obrist
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I use the city because it saves time, I don't have to do a lot of research on the setting. -- Walter Wager
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A city is a crazy concrete jungle whose people at the end of each day somehow make a small step ahead against terrible odds. -- Herb Caen
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Skyline reveals a city's purpose and character. Oxford had its dreaming spires; Manhattan its glittering towers; Edinburgh its eccentric spikes. -- Alexander Mccall Smith
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hidden in this huge city beats in unison the heart of a whole people seeking to find their route to a better future. -- Dulce Rodrigues
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The true measure of a city is its soul. This is the restless energy that doesn't wait for political leadership. -- Pier Giorgio Di Cicco
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A city should be built to give its inhabitants security and happiness -- Clarence Stein
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Eyes mark the shape of the city. -- Haruki Murakami
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The city is a fact in nature, like a cave, a run of mackerel or an ant-heap. But it is also a conscious work of art, and it holds within its communal framework many simpler and more personal forms of art. Mind takes form in the city; and in turn, urban forms condition mind. -- Lewis Mumford
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A city of squalls, foggy mornings, intervals of blue and white so immaculate the eyes ached. A city of readers, coffee drinkers, kissers on sidewalks, sad faces at wet windows. A city of umbrellas, woolen scarves, raincoats, cigarettes, wineglasses, cognac. -- Keith Miller
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Intricate minglings of different uses in cities are not a form of chaos. On the contrary, they represent a complex and highly developed form of order. -- Jane Jacobs
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The most dangerous savages live in cities. -- Austin O'malley
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The city has a face, the country a soul. -- Jacques De Lacretelle
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How the city attracts all types and how the unwary must suffer from ignorance of its ways. -- Cyprian Ekwensi
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every town, identical in the fundamentals and yet unique in the details. There -- Skyler Grant
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Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody. -- Jane Jacobs
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To live in a city, one must be larger than one's environment or enjoy belonging to the crowd. -- Louis L'amour
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I don't care much for the cities. -- Boo Weekley
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Our cities need to change, fast. Tactical Urbanism is a guided tour of solutions created when local people decide they can't wait for politics to catch up before they improve their neighborhoods. This weathervane book deserves a place on any urbanist's bookshelf. -- Alex Steffen
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I have found by experience that they who have spent all their lives in cities contract not only an effeminacy of habit, but of thinking. -- Oliver Goldsmith
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From Washington, proverbially "the city of distances," through all its cities, states, and territories, it is a country of beginnings, of projects, of designs, and expectations. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The composition of our society has been changing. We [world] are becoming a more urban population. Mega-cities, those with more than 10 million residents, are booming. -- Hari Sreenivasan
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Any city, however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich; these are at war with one another. -- Plato
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Imagine having a city full of things that no other city had. -- Bill Bryson
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Cities are the graveyard of Mankind. -- Peter Watts
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If you plan cities for cars and traffic, you get cars and traffic. If you plan for people and places, you get people and places. -- Fred Kent
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Cities have become places where we are controlled, by CCTV and other means, in the same way as machines are controlled. My works provide an imaginative space in which this can be challenged. It's like opening a window in a closed room. -- Antony Gormley
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A city grows like an organism. It is a structure of living and working together a mix of functions. -- Jaime Lerner
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America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans.
Everywhere else is Cleveland. -- Tennessee Williams
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A city full of eight million people. It was all rather lonely sometimes. -- Kelly Moran
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Streets moderate the form and structure and comfort of urban communities. -- Allan Jacobs
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The city an epitome of the social world. All the belts of civilization intersect along its avenues. It contains the products of every moral zone. It is cosmopolitan, not only in a national, but a spiritual sense. -- Edwin Hubbel Chapin
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In a city where you walk around, it's impossible to plan your day and your life as accidents will happen, you'll overhear things, bump into people, and take unexpected turns. -- Jason Schwartzman
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Nations die first in the big cities. -- Austin O'malley
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The right to the city is far more than the individual liberty to access urban resources: it is a right to change ourselves by changing the city. -- David Harvey
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The country is the world of the soul, the city is the world of bodies. -- Baha'u'llah
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They were born in the city from people born elsewhere. -- Dionne Brand
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Big cities can have big hearts. -- Mary Elise Monsell
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places, and incidents -- Emily March