Fred Scharmen, architect, blogger of sevensixfive, and a Baltimore Design Conversation co-conspirator, has written another excellent piece for Archinect. Check out his op-ed titled Let's Get Small by clicking here.
And if you're in the op-ed kind of mood, visit the San Francisco Chronicle for this tirade against asphalt and the car. A small highlight:
"We make these sacrifices to accommodate a machine that, despite having been civilized a bit by electronics, essentially remains an early 20th century-style, oil-burning, exhaust-spewing contraption. The legacy of this long reign is an utterly car-centered environment of huge, signal-clogged boulevards and buildings adrift in vast oceans of parking."