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Joel Towers

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Dean of Parsons The New School For Design and professor

“What will the city look like over the next 200 years? Maybe we can start to think of all those backyards and roofs as sponges, as a permeable landscape. Over the course of 200 years, our infrastructure will be built piece by piece, block by block, community by community. That’s very different from 1811, when you could just bulldoze the land.”

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source: “200th Birthday for the Map That Made New York,” by Sam Roberts, The New York Times, March 20, 2011.

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