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How Urban Planners Have Lost Influence

Matt Ball on September 15, 2013 - in Planning

We like to think we are free agents, entitled to some individual expression in our built environment. But if world history is one long stumble towards emancipation, are planned cities – the imposition of urban order in which a single design process dictates the pattern of our lives – really a good idea? Do we need our cities to be organised along functional lines, so that they better organise us? Or do good plans end up being fatally compromised by our whims?

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