To Gild Refined Gold
To gild refined gold, to paint the lily,
To throw perfume on the violet,
To smooth the ice, or add another hue
Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light
To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish,
Is wasteful and ridiculous excess.
Shakespeare - From King John
"High quality public spaces bring people out.
Safety increases; people enjoy their city and
acquire a sense of belonging. More than
sidewalks or bicycle paths, we built symbols of
equality and respect for human dignity"
Enrique Penalosa - Former Bogota Mayor