Quoth the Fellows

Susan Chin spoke to Metropolis about the Design Trust for Public Space’s new Five Borough Farm initiative (pictured at left), saying “Along the way we learned that urban agriculture is about much more than food. It’s about teaching kids where carrots come from, providing leadership skills and job-training to high-school students, capturing storm water and food waste for compost, and bringing neighbors together to transform underutilized land into vibrant public space.”  For a Huffington Post piece examining the spatial backdrop of the Aurora shooting, Board Chair Michael Sorkin commented, “Malls are repressive spaces. They have distorted the nature of the way in which one is able to participate in the life of a city as a citizen.” In an article about the lack of connection between new buildings and the city’s environment, the Vancouver Sun quoted Robert A.M. Stern’s recent warning, “We need to be ever suspicious of trends masquerading as ideas.”

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