The walled Village Town is more relevant than ever, and the wall is a core design element. It does though play a different role than in Medieval Ages, when it was a defense toward outside intruders. In a Village Town the purpose of the wall is to defend the surrounding landscape from the potensial enemy within the Village Town, meaning suburban sprawl.
Suburban sprawl killed both my family farms and destroyed the unique culture of my forefathers. Suburban culture is anti-culture, as it pretends to be both rural and urban, but is neither, and perverts both.
When a Village Town reaches its limits of 10.000 people you build a new wall on a new place, and then make a new Village Town within the borders of the restricting wall. This way the surrounding landscape is kept serene, and you can grow a true rural culture outside the walls, while keeping the urban culture pure within the walls of the Village Town.
Note the third picture at the bottom of the Village Forum site, illustrating my point.
|NO SPRAWL SHOULD BE ALLOWED! SPRAWL IS EVIL! SPRAWL KILL FARMS!|
See my post “Village Towns for Norwegian Countryside”.
After reading Brussat’s text I too vote for the balustrade!