“What makes a livable city is the place where the resident—the occupant—feels in charge. So, for a child, a neighborhood that’s child-friendly. Or for citizens, a place that is physically beautiful, and handsome, and nourishing, and inspirational—a place where there is [a] substantial [amount] of public realm.”
In this segment of their Archiculture series, Arbuckle Industries interviews Joe Riley, a politician and the mayor of Charleston, South Carolina. In his interview, Riley discusses the importance of the built environment, and how politicians’ choices affect it. Riley additionally notes the elements of a livable city, the importance of affordable housing, and the basic principles behind the Mayor’s Institute for City Design.