thesis: Re-Tooling an American Metropolis

Multi-modal transit facility in downtown Tampa

“Lowly, unpurposeful and random as they may appear, sidewalk contacts are the small change from which a cities wealth of public life may grow.”
-Jane Jacobs

Connecting people and places to one another and the metropolis that feeds them is essential for a properly functioning society.

The Infrastructures we erect, just as the monasteries in the Middle Ages, must seek to enliven the communal and artistic traditions that make civilization and culture meaningful.