“My running shoes are six months old, my computer is two years old, my car is six years old, but my house was built in 1908, and my Philadelphia neighborhood is considerably older than that.”

—Witold Rybczynski, Martin and Margy Meyerson Professor of Urbanism, expressing skepticism about visions of “houses of the future” and “cities of tomorrow”
(Popular Science, September 2000)

Originally published on September 14, 2000