If you travel for business, you may have noticed that, other than the local language on signs, one modern city often looks like the next…and the next, and the next. While the uniformity of today’s urban centers might feel comforting on some level, Irish writer Darran Anderson suggests that a return to locally-relevant architecture and buiding methods could lead to something more compelling: greater environmental harmony and community-building.
About the Author
Darran Anderson is an Irish writer who covers culture, urbanism, politics and technology. His books include Imaginary Cities, A Hubristic Flea, 33 1/3 study of Serge Gainsbourg’s Histoire de Melody Nelson, and Tesla’s Ghost.