Introduction: The Art of Urbanism
City as a work of art (product)
Art of making cities (process)
The city is our canvas and we are all urban artists, potentially creating great works of art. Beyond two and three-dimensional art, the places we live are 4-D, including the fourth dimension of human experience in space and time. While great places nourish body and soul, poor urban and environmental quality challenges us physically and emotionally. Just as we are what we eat, we are where we live because we breathe the air, drink the water, and inhabit the natural and built landscapes. We make our places and they, in turn, make us. My work aims to assist places in becoming living masterpieces, to most fully support humanity, through engaging a process for practicing the art of urbanism.
– Nan Ellin
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