“The chief function of the city is to convert power into form, energy into culture, dead matter into the living symbols of art, and biological reproduction into social creativity.”
— Lewis Mumford, The City in History, 1961, p.571
The city is the pinnacle expression of human cultural organisation – the embodiment of our wrangling with energy. All the energy, all the roads, all the buildings and the lights, all the millions of tonnes of this and the billions of tonnes of that, all the trains and power stations, all the homes and offices – they are all a means, a manner and a pathway to grow our people.
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Document Manager – GTAV – Geography Teachers’ Association of Victoria Inc.