Most Original Green blog posts are new material, but occasionally, I’ll post a link or copy text from elsewhere if it’s important enough. This one is. Built to Last is two minutes and fifty-five seconds of the most incisive critique of sprawl I may have ever seen in video (it’s on YouTube,) side-by-side with the antidote to sprawl: New Urbanism.
John Norquist, President and CEO of the Congress for the New Urbanism, said “Built to Last made me laugh out loud.” The film has been picked up in news stories all over, and has also been named the winner of the CNU’s 2009 Video Contest. It will be featured in the opening plenary of CNU17 in Denver in a few weeks. Have a look!
~ Steve Mouzon
Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 10:47 PM
From the title "Built to Last" I thought the video would be more about modern building construction. I have witnessed examples of modern architecture that didn't out live the architect that designed it.
Monday, June 1, 2009 - 05:34 PM
Crazy, isn't it, Michael? When I was in architecture school, our building tech professor told us to "make your buildings last at least as long as the mortgage, otherwise your clients will be really pissed off if the building starts coming apart before they're finished paying for it."
What an absurd standard! But that's exactly how we've been building recently.