Top Urban Design Quotes

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Favorite Urban Design Quotes

1. "I'm really not for famous people who design a line for a company, when you know it's not really them creating it but a team of designers, especially when there are so many talented people who've taken the time to go and study fashion."
Author: Bonnie Wright
2. "Music can bring about different vibes on the field, off the field, urban life, going to church, leaving church. Everything the world may bring, there's a song for it to put you in the right frame of mind."
Author: Cam Newton
3. "I do quite like Gehry's Guggenheim. But where in Bilbao it's seen as an outgrowth of years of investment in urban design and engineering, in Britain it's seen as the catalyst for urban regeneration rather than the icing on the cake."
Author: David Chipperfield
4. "I've had a lifelong obsession with urban legends and American folklore."
Author: Eric Kripke
5. "I may live in London, but I'll go back to the country one day. My dad's an architect, so I would like him to design me a house. I'd love to be in the countryside when I'm older."
Author: Harry Treadaway
6. "I love Prada shirts because they're so decorative and figure-hugging, but I also like Reiss shirts because they're clean, simple and look as if they've come off the peg from a design house."
Author: Jamie Bamber
7. "I came from product design originally - I had been designing dolls for a toy company since I was 16 - so I'm used to working with plastic and different things. I had an innate interest in objects."
Author: Jason Wu
8. "A peasant becomes fond of his pig and is glad to salt away its pork. What is significant, and is so difficult for the urban stranger to understand, is that the two statements are connected by an and not by a but."
Author: John Berger
9. "Developing games for the PC and consoles is all about everything and the kitchen sink. In many ways, you don't have design decisions to make. You do it all. So I enjoy going back to making decisions about what's important as I'm working on a game."
Author: John Carmack
10. "To design is to plan and to organize, to order, to relate and to control. In short it embraces all means of opposing disorder and accident. Therefore it signifies a human need and qualifies man's thinking and doing."
Author: Josef Albers
11. "I don't know if it matters what country you're from, size of the city you're from, urban or rural, there are people that are hurting each other everywhere."
Author: Judd Nelson
12. "This terror then and drakness of mind must be dispelled not by the rays of the sun and glittering shafts of day, but by the aspect and the law of nature; the warp whose design we shall begin with this first principle, nothing is ever gotten out of nothing by divine power."
Author: Lucretius
13. "After working with clothes for so long, it seemed right to design them."
Author: L'Wren Scott
14. "How do you design it so that people can form a space of their own, and feel quiet and contemplative?"
Author: Michael Arad
15. "I'm completely taken and impressed by the planning authority of Singapore and its Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). It's the most cutting-edge agency in the world. They have very effective guidelines for development, and they review design as it evolves."
Author: Moshe Safdie
16. "Urban design as a discipline barely exists in most American and Canadian cities. In Singapore, there are innovative transportation strategies at work."
Author: Moshe Safdie
17. "Books are the heart of any home, and I spend hours going through books for design inspiration."
Author: Nate Berkus
18. "To design is much more than simply to assemble, to order, or even to edit: it is to add value and meaning, to illuminate, to simplify, to clarify, to modify, to dignify, to dramatize, to persuade, and perhaps even to amuse. To design is to transform prose into poetry."
Author: Paul Rand
19. "I always design a landscape with fixed horizons whether it be mountains or a stone wall around a 20-foot-square plot."
Author: Rachel Lambert Mellon
20. "Adrian was right that the sun I'd just described wasn't the design that had been the on the sword or brochure. Both of those had used an ancient symbol. The one in my vision was a more modern adaption-and this wasn't the first time I'd seen it.The sun in my vision was an exact match for Trey's tattoo."
Author: Richelle Mead
21. "As the world's 'most dynamic' cities seek to manage their own urban growth, American state and local officials have much to offer. Our mayors can share their experiences in urban design, clean energy projects, Smart Grids, codes for energy efficient buildings, transportation safety, and innovative environmental solutions."
Author: Robert Hormats
22. "My training as an engineer has enabled me to design the stuff, but the reason I do it is not to make music but for the opportunity to work with musicians."
Author: Robert Moog
23. "Modern design becomes the eye catcher because it's out of context, it is something newborn and fresh, something people have never seen before. I mean, that in itself is the way we should sort of stimulate the senses of society, this urban condition."
Author: Ross Lovegrove
24. "It was only in an urban landscape, amid straight lines and architecture, that she could situate herself in human time and history."
Author: Ruth Ozeki
25. "Luke!...We have to be able to do cool dancing so we don't embarrass our child!""I'm a very cool dancer," replies Luke. "Very cool indeed,""No you're not!""I had dance lessons in my teens, you know," he retorts. "I can waltz like Fred Astire.""Waltz?" I echo derisively. "That's not cool! We need to know all the street moves. Watch me."I do a couple funky head-wriggle body-pop maneuvers, like they do on rap videos. When I look up, Luke is gaping at me."Sweetheart," he says. "What are you doing?""It's hip-hop!" I say. "It's street!""Becky! Love!" Mum has pushed her way through her dancing guests to reach me. "What's wrong? Has labour started?"Honestly. My family has no idea about contemporary urban steet dance trends."
Author: Sophie Kinsella
26. "Whoever had created humanity had left in a major design flaw.It was its tendency to bend at the knees."
Author: Terry Pratchett
27. "This is an odd one. You have one country in the world where a word has a deeper meaning, it can really mess with design plans. ...But we have a difficult situation here so I guess we'll be looking at putting different sound chips in the dolls heading there [Britain]."
Author: Todd McFarlane
28. "From 50 centuries, we can learn about the close relationship between garden design and urban design, because both arts involve the composition of buildings with paving, landform, water, vegetation and climate."
Author: Tom Turner
29. "Abstractionism exacerbated the problem but sustainability, if intelligently conceived, could heal the rift between garden, landscape and urban design. Absolute sustainability is not possible. But relative sustainability is a practical and desirable proposition."
Author: Tom Turner
30. "When I design a wedding dress with a bustle, it has to be one the bride can dance in. I love the idea that something is practical and still looks great."
Author: Vera Wang
31. "Part of my life is spent designing in urban centers, and part of my life has been spent in factories. But the other part of my life is spent in nature."
Author: Yves Behar
32. "Wanna run a killer business? Design it from the start so that it's leverageable, expandable, predictable & financeable - & you're unstoppable."
Author: Ziad K. Abdelnour

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