Intellectual Sprawl

Urban sprawl is bad. Intellectual sprawl is good. Giving up the previous leads to the latter. Putting people close together forces them to rub off on one another.

– Frank Chimero

From a post by Frank Chimero titled A Series of Ill-Informed Hunches and Observations

3 Comments leave a comment below

  1. That’s a good one. A sprawling disconnected community allows us to be more anonymous and a bit less accountable.

  2. I have to say that I generally dislike quotes of this sort because they merrily gloss over the existence rural communities like the one I grew up in and those my parents grew up in.

    Creativity is not limited to an urban setting.

  3. Actually, I think it suggests that cities should emulate the connective sense of community that these small towns and villages do so well.