"Doomsayers frequently warn us about how the Internet fragments society and causes us to become more polarized. “The Internet is a driver and enabler for the process of radicalization,” intones an NYPD white paper on terrorism. Princeton’s Cass Sunstein observes: “When like-minded people get together, they tend to end up thinking a more extreme version of what they thought before they started to talk.”"
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Planning then, is an essential part of the messy process, and is not just an upstream, conceptual discipline that does not get its hands dirty with the work. It is practical, pragmatic, and focused on execution, not mere abstraction. However, without the skills and interest to get to the heart of the matter, planning is a body without a skeleton, and without this necessary infrastructure of knowledge and ability – without radical planning – we do ourselves, the work, and our clients a disservice.
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"The universe, as it comes, in nature, the physical universe, is something like a Rorschach blot: it’s all wiggles. Uh, we, who live in cities, are not really used to this, because we build everything in straight lines and rectangles and so on. Where ever you see this sort of thing, you know human beings have been around, because they’re always trying to straighten things out. I don’t know why we do it, and it will always remain as a puzzle for me.."