My colleague Drew just told me he finally received The Cruise (1998) in the mail, a documentary movie I recommended a while back starring urban poet, intellect, and guide Timothy "Speed" Levitch.
Levitch's fast-flowing philosophy is dead-on in The Cruise. Please follow this link for a YouTube video as posted by speedssister. You'll hear Speed's take on the New York City Grid Plan and how it is "puritan" and "homogenizing".
In describing his conversation with someone who is all for the grid plan, Levitch says "...She's really aligning herself with this civilization. It's like saying I can't imagine altering this civilization. I can't imagine altering this meek and lying morality that rules our lives."