"The whole of the 20th century has always put the car at the center," the prince explained. "So by putting the pedestrian first, you create these livable places, I think, with more attraction, and interest and character. Livability." He believes that the modern world with its cars and computers is slowly eroding our humanity, that we are losing touch with the world around us.
In other words, we are serving technology not the other way around. Technology is supposed to be making our lives more convenient and liveable, but the ways we are using technology is doing just the the opposite. If the Prince, in his loft royal world, can easily recognize this simple truth then so should we all. But instead of just merely criticizing technology, Prince Charles offers a solution and he puts his money where his mouth is. Prince Charles brought the best of the past and present together and created an international marvel. He created an entire town Poundbury as example of how the coexistance of old and new could work together:
His vision is laid out in bricks and mortar in Poundbury, a village of 2,500 people, which he created on his land near Dorchester in the south of England. All his ideas on architectural design, class structure, aesthetics and ecology are here. And what he sees as the future looks very much like the past: an 18th century village adapted for the 21st.
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