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  •  Hmmm (none)
    I would not be shocked by that. In the USA, the densest municipalities (with the exception of Boston) tend to have pretty high crime rates, though the very densest neighborhoods in them do tend to be more moderate-crime neighborhoods, with the highest crime rates in the depopulated, blighted neighborhoods. Once you factor in Europe and Asia, as well as Latin America and Africa, I would not be surprised that dense cities have far less crime than the less dense suburbs and shanty towns. I'll have to take a look at A Pattern Language, it's been recommended to me by people I trust.
    •  A Pattern Language (none)
      Is filled with a lot of good ideas. And many wacky ones.

      Gotta love those new urbanists. For instance, Kunstler says horizontal windows are bad for people (make us think of death). Where do they get this stuff?  Horizontal windows make me absurdly happy.

      "I am Joe's raging bile duct."

      by Floja Roja on Wed Jan 04, 2006 at 08:04:48 PM PST

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      •  I don't see any reason to equate the two. (none)
        Pattern Language is almost entirely backed up by studies of psychology, and is well vetted. There are wacky ideas, but they tend to work - and well - even if not for the reasons presented.

        http://higherfrequency.blogspot.com

        by Bensch on Thu Jan 05, 2006 at 10:58:37 AM PST

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