David Byrne on the Perfect City

"The perfect city isn't static. It's evolving and ever changing, and its laws and structure allow that to happen. Neighborhoods change, clubs close and others open, yuppies move in and move out—as long as there is a mix of some sort, then business districts and neighborhoods stay healthy even if they're not what they once were. My perfect city isn't fixed, it doesn't actually exist, and I like it that way."

David Byrne, from "A Talking Head Dreams of a Perfect City," in the Wall Street Journal, 2009

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Credits: Image of New Orleans from National Geographic, via WSJ.


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