Dr Paul F Downton
architect writer urban evolutionary

 

 

 

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Too often, the future is seen as another place, separated from the present by some kind of gulf or chasm that we have to miraculously cross. In truth, the future is embedded in the now. Everything we do now is part of shaping it. Most of the buildings and people who will be in the future of, say, 2050, are already with us. Gro Brundtland’s future generations are already amongst us, we are already answerable to them, and we cannot afford to compromise any of their abilities.

from Ecopolis: Architecture & cities for a changing climate, 'Introduction –  The City Is My University' March 2008

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