Archive for February, 2012

The Horse Manure Crisis

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

I just finished a new video for MIT CTL with Max. It is basically a continuation of the video featured in my previous post.

My favorite part of the video narrates the story of the horse manure crisis of the 1890s, where a significant group of world class urban planners predicted that 20th century cities were going to be buried in horse shit by 1930 because of horse population growth, failing to acknowledge cars as a legitimate urban transportation alternative, even though cars had already began to be manufactured commercially. Classic.