The concept of committing land in perpetuity to uses that disenfranchise future generations from participating in the making of place is archaic.
Cities are organic not static; they live and die according to socio-cultural and economic paradigms.
Buildings on wheels which are designed to be moved and reconfigured, allow and encourage transition between low and high density areas based on current need. A participatory social and economic structure is created by stock ownership of the urban core along with exclusive use of a plot of land.
Enabling members of the community to have a vested interest in their environment promotes the city's well-being and growth, protecting neighborhoods from decay. Cities of tomorrow are without frozen line. Sustainability, alternative energy sources, more pathways and less roads, short trip vehicles that recharge your home, long trip vehicles acquired from a central staging area...these are the tools of tomorrow. Long live landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted's desire to live in the park!
M&T Bank launches a new "green" branch in Chambersburg, PA