Quotes

here are some great quotes that I am experimenting on in terms of fonts

Quotes for the book

These are taken from Peter Ackroyd’s splendid new book London Under (2011, Chatto and Windus, London

It is not really a place at all. It is a process of movement and expectation.

talking about the Tube page 138.

But a city is more than a place in space, it is a drama in time.

In his civics sociological review papers: Patrick Geddes

This structural unity enables him to compare city with city morphologically, and thus to establish a “Science of Cities” (p269 – 1915 edition, page 97 welter)

Patrick Geddes – a science of cities from cities in evolution page 265 or 256 in the 1915 edition

Darwin on networks

Hypotheses are nets

Heraclitus

 “I will tell the story as I go along of small cities no less than of great. Most of those that were great once are small today; and those that in my own lifetime have grown to greatness, were small enough in the old days”.

(from Herodotus, the introductory quote in Jacobs, 1969)

Darwin’s thoughts began to circle around the notion of small changes leading to large effects. In doing so he took one of the most important steps of his personal journey. Fr the rest of his life he believed in the power of small and gradual changes

Janet Browne (2005) Darwin’s Origin of the Species, Grove Press, New York, p. 33.

The building of cities, if it is not so already, will soon become a genuine science calling for major and profound search in every branch of human knowledge and, most especially, into social science…..

In Ildefons Cerda (1859, 1999) The Five Bases of the General Theory of Urbanization, Electra, Madrid and Barcelona, Spain, edited by Arturo Soria y Puig, page 66

Great effects do not always arise from great causes. Small causes especially when they provide mutual support and assistance, often manage to produce effects of the greatest significance, as much within the physical as in the moral order. The challenge, in such cases, lies in finding and identifying there small causes and knowing how to give them the importance they deserve. This cannot be impoverished but is always the product of time, observation, and study. Cerda, 1861, page 27

In Ildefons Cerda (1859, 1999) The Five Bases of the General Theory of Urbanization, Electra, Madrid and Barcelona, Spain, edited by Arturo Soria y Puig, page 27

It is men not walls… that do a city make, Nicias, cerda page 38 rykwert

 


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