The Man and his Work

The Role of Small Cities

What is going to happen to these dynamic cities? Are they going to continue growing, and are they on their march to absorb the entire population of the earth and all our vitality until they, alone, and nothing else is going to exist? Can we and are we entitled to predict their future? I think that we are not only entitled to, but also compelled to do so, because if we do not we deprive ourselves of the right to see where we are going.

Address delivered at the 65th Annual Commencement Ceremony of Northern Michigan University, June 6, 1965. From DA Review, v.2, no.19, July 1966, p. 10-12