Two Views:

  1. Colin Marshall of the Guardian brings up a specific category within criticism that has particular relevance today, "the city critic." Marshall argues, "In our increasingly urban world, perhaps city criticism should be recognized as distinct and necessary." So, where does "city criticism" differ from "architecture criticism," and why should it be recognized as an integral part of understanding the built environment? 
  2. Alissa Walker, urbanism editor of Curbed, expresses the focal point of city criticism isn't about the buildings themselves but indeed about the people living within them. She explains to Marshall, "a city critic must be 'someone who's going to all the public meetings and listening to what all the elected officials say, [but also] out in the city itself, riding buses, hanging out at coffee shops, talking to people about how that policy affects them.'"