University of California Transportation Center
New Expectations for Transportation Data
- Author(s): Wachs, Martin
- et al.
Winston Churchill once wrote an insightful analysis of architecture (1). According to Churchill, we first designed buildings to accommodate our behavior and our social and cultural patterns as we understood them. But our understanding of these things was imperfect, and different architects interpreted them differently. Moreover, buildings reflected limitations posed by their sites, by their budgets, and by the building materials used. Over time, the buildings we constructed shaped our behavior and became the determinants of new social and cultural patterns.