She also dispenses a few thoughtful nuggets of wisdom, including:
"I stay away from visions of the cities of the future. Any city at all that's worth learning from or considering has parts that work. And so what should we study? We should study parts that work and parts that people use. All hypotheses get tested in the real world. You don't have answers in advance, and one size doesn't fit all."
Later, she rallies people to make their vision happen:
"Don't think it can be done with wishful thinking or pretty words. Think how you can get examples done, and then don't hide them under a bushel. Trot them out, use them for public education, show what they mean."
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When not writing, editing, or combing design magazines and blogs for inspiration, Jaime Gillin is experimenting with new recipes, traveling as much as possible, and tackling minor home-improvement projects that inevitably turn out to be more complex than anticipated.