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    Cyburbian michaelskis's avatar
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    What paradigm do you subscribe to?

    I remember back in into to geography that some geographers and planners where special, some are quantitative, some still believe in environmental determinism.

    Have the concept of paradigms gone out the window, or have they been adapted into creative class, new urbanism, and smart growth?
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    I believe in mother earth - Gaia and that all human activity is as natural as weeds taking over your garden or a plaque of locusts.
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    Stop! Look! There! There! It -- it's -- it's SHIFTING!
    My word! -- I am truly blessed to witness the paradigm shift!






    Ugh. Please. No paradigms on Monday morning. One of the most over-used, ill-defined phrases of the 1990s. Let's bury it and move on to something useful.
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    Cyburbia is my paradigm.....oh...and chees sandwiches.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    Cyburbian michaelskis's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker
    Ugh. Please. No paradigms on Monday morning. One of the most over-used, ill-defined phrases of the 1990s. Let's bury it and move on to something useful.
    Ok... what planning idea to you feel is the most useful?

    I personally lean to a mix of New Urbanism, Form Based Codes, Traditional Neighborhood Design, and Smart Growth. (Granted they are all very similar)

    I call it the “I want to walk” theory.
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    Cyburbian Plus JNA's avatar
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    Everybody is their own paradigm -
    A particular way in which a person views the world; his or her reality.

    AIB mendelman Here is Cyburbia:
    a collection of assumptions, concepts, practices, and values that constitutes a way of viewing reality, especially for an intellectual community that shares them.


    Found by googling "what is a paradigm"
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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis
    Ok... what planning idea to you feel is the most useful?

    I personally lean to a mix of New Urbanism, Form Based Codes, Traditional Neighborhood Design, and Smart Growth. (Granted they are all very similar)

    I call it the “I want to walk” theory.
    It's pretty abstract to me, mike. We've achieved build-out (for all intents and purposes), so we live in a planning world dominated by very difficult in-fill projects and redevelopment projects. They're maddeningly difficult, but when they work they are very satisfying.

    I guess "connectivity and contextualism" best describe what we're trying to do.
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA
    Everybody is their own paradigm -
    A particular way in which a person views the world; his or her reality.
    My paradigm: "What doesn't kill you likely will make you very sick."
    "I am very good at reading women, but I get into trouble for using the Braille method."

    ~ Otterpop ~

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    ‘The history of science shows that a paradigm, once it has achieved the status of acceptance (and is incorporated in textbooks) and regardless of its failures, is declared invalid only when a new paradigm is available to replace it. Nevertheless, in order to make progress in science, it is necessary to clear the decks, so to speak, of failed paradigms. This must be done even if this leaves the decks entirely clear and no paradigms survive. It is a characteristic of the true believer in religion, philosophy and ideology that he must have a set of beliefs, come what may.'
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    Seems I might have been lucky enough to avoid paradigms in my education. Thank goodness for starting in '04.

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    I always find it helpful to double clutch when shifting paradigms.

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