"The argument here is that we are already moving from the New Middle Ages to the New Dark Age, and that the challenges of security in an increasingly chaotic environment will be even more formidable than they already are. In terms of wicked problems, the frightening thing is that we have not seen anything yet."
I am generally cool to pedestrian malls because so few of them seem to work. So I was a bit surprised by the call to save the Charlottesville Downtown Mall I just found in the newsletter of the The Cultural Landscape Foundation.
I've never been to Charlottesville so I don't know the merits/demerits. Any first-hand knowledge?