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Why open communities; why should communities not shut themselves off if they wish? Is this Sesame Street? As for joy, excuse me, gentlemen, how do you know that people want joy? I don't want it. Go meddle in someone else's life.

Like Louis MacNeice I identify the bossiness of the utopian, into whose mouth he puts these words:

With all this rebuilding we have found an antidote
To quiet and self-communing; from now on nobody
Strolling the streets need lapse into timelessness
Or ponder the simple unanswerable questions."
(New Jerusalem)

( I am reminded that the only possible retort to the enjoinder: "Have a Nice Day!" is "I have other plans.")

In London we have never really had planning. Don't really want it. We like our dismal, piecemeal, unplanned un-mayored city….OK unmayored no more But London is different.


need these streets
city sublime
seismic city
chopper shot
perfect city
dark city
global flaneur
shanghai and seoul
city tourist
loathsome centres
krung thep
sex city
hong kong
nightmares dreams
new sublime
dickens in la

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