The Savannah Morning News has great recognition of Fulbright Scholar and Post-professional student Andreas Mayer as well as Fifth Year Professor Arpad Ronaszegi in this article of Andreas’ thesis investigation of a footbridge to Hutchinson Island. (Andreas’ project was also one of the projects selected by the faculty members to be exhibited during the visit by Frank Gehry).
I am a regular reader of Mr. Dawers’ column in the Savannah Morning News because of his articulate commentary of the built environment of the City of Savannah. His opinions and contributions are a vital part of the feedback mechanism which is so important to the critical observation of our community.
Every resident of every city or town has a role to observe and contribute to the dialogue of development and public space; it is when we allow our stereotypes and fears of differing opinions to steer the criticism that we loose sight of our own responsibility as stewards of the city. Marrying careful stewardship and good critical dialogue allows for proposals to progress the city forward while maintaining the utmost respect for the past.
Ultimately, as the title of this blog reflects and Mr. Dawers’ column suggests, the goal is balance.