Are you building a place worth caring about?
I ought to make this video a prerequisite for any patron who wants me to design a building. I've been doing some design work for urban projects lately, and I've never seen urban design explained better than in this 2004 talk by James Kunstler at the TED Conference for Technology Entertainment and Design. If I could choose only one thing anyone would ever learn or hear about architecture in today's America, it would be this talk. It's funny, it's pointed, it's patriotic, and it's insightful. If you're ever going to design, build, buy, visit, live in or drive past a building, then this talk is for you. (He does tactfully drop the F-Bomb, just so you've been warned.)