- The recent history of American cities underline the fact that urban areas are not ‘natural’ environments. They are environments built by humans according to their formulated policies.
- Poorly functioning urban environments are usually due to the unexpected outcomes of well-intentioned or mistaken policies of the past that were based on incorrect understandings or inadequate theories, or have simply been overtaken by events.
- Goldsmith argues that no amount of government support will save cities, without the support of active neighbourhood-based organisations, vibrant communities of faith and strong families.
Press release: Creating urban citizens