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Lies in education [was Re: The "loop and a half"]

On 2017-10-12 01:33, Chris Angelico wrote:
> Have you seen a city that grew one house at a time, and had
> streets added to service those houses? Not good.

Actually, that's more or less how most cities grew historically.
Nowadays these organically grown city centres tend to be much more
people-friendly than "modern" cities (mis-)designed around the road and
the motorcar.

Of course they've had centuries to mature. They've seen constant
maintenance and refactoring (fortifying the city, digging canals, moving
fortifications to accommodate growth, building railway lines, replacing
key canals with roads, ...) to adapt to changing demands and challenges
of the environment.

Yes, yes, there are plenty of examples of cities with more recent
histories of ad hoc growth that don't function as well as London,
Budapest or Jerusalem - yet.

No, the comparison is not relevant. For starters, people tend to care
more about their home than about their PHP code.

Thomas Jollans