Housing Bubble, credit bubble, public planning, land use, zoning and transportation in the exurban environment. Specific criticism of smart growth, neotradtional, forms based, new urbanism and other top down planner schemes to increase urban extent and density. Ventura County, California specific examples.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Seems more and more people are trying tho "curve fit" to try and make sense of data. It doesn't work that way. Actually it works perfectly right up until it doesn't. A subtle difference. If you are old enough and of any sort of technical background you recognize these things. French curves. Super handy in the days before Adobe Illustrator. More on Adobe and their future or possible lack of one in an upcoming post. Whether using degenerate conic b-splines with end tensors to define a surface or Coombs patching or just winging it with those nifty french curves the skill still consists of rationally choosing edge conditions and recognizing signal from noise.
Not that there is anything wrong with French curves. Hey, how do you think the first set of templates were drawn at all?