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    Excessive Planning in the Urban Future: Obstacles to Urban Utopia The utopian-style planning of the urban future has embraced principle, and abandoned practicality. In order to form utopian cities, the planners of urban areas like Brasília and Delhi proposed detailed urban plans that have mostly ignored market factors in favor of heightened urban regulations. In the case of Brasília, these regulations, designed to further the city’s utopian conception, have actually had the opposite effect. Brasília’s regulations have drawn population centers away from the center city toward outlying areas. (Bertaud 8). Furthermore, in Delhi, planners have saddled migrants with a strict bureaucratic process for immigration to the city. As such, migrants have…

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    Urban Planning in America Anderson Drive. Digital Image. DBlayney. DBlayney. Web. 5 Dec 2016. There has been many significant events throughout the history of urban planning, these events have shaped the way that urban planning happens now. Urban planning, also known as city planning, is the process of planning for designs and regulations of land usage, with the focus on physical aspects, economical factors including advantages and potential disadvantages, and the impact on urban…

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    The urban culture of a city highly depends upon social interactions and useful spaces that encourage these interactions. Idealising a futuristic city is not out of the ordinary based off urban planning research done throughout the years. Planners are trying to invest time and resources into creating functional spaces for citizens, to minimize evident division and segregation within the city and create a fluid organic functional space that proves to be useful in many situations. Jane Jacobs, an…

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    that planning is to bring the future into the present so that you can do something about it now. The discipline of planning and architecture is a very important discipline given the context of our present capital of J&K State, Srinagar. The city is rapidly urbanizing, people are leaving their villages and migrating to cities in large numbers. When they migrate to cities, one of the common problems they face is of housing. Urban housing, especially for the urban poor will become a major…

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    In this assignment, I interviewed Craig Rost, who’s been working in a planning field for 28 years and currently holds the position of executive director of Champaign Economic Development Corporation. He has a bachelor degree in Landscape Architecture and master degree in Urban Planning concentrating on economic development from the UIUC. The reason I chose him as practitioner to interview is that he has inspired me to learn more about economic development and process of creating and building…

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    Planning is a process, and humans have been planning for as long as they have been living in communities. This process has been refined and altered over multiple centuries and even today the planning process is evolving. However planning has mostly only occurred when big technological advancements and opportunities came about, the biggest advancements or rather the rapid changes and the time period when planners were most needed occurred when people changed their thinking. Known as the paradigm…

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    I have always been interested in people and what they do and think, and choosing social science just felt right to me. However, I have have seen very few undergraduate urban planning programs, and I like that the University of Maryland, University College fits in with my working-adult lifestyle, even though they do not offer a specific major for urban planning. The Princeton Review explains how "Urban Planning majors study the socio-economic factors and conditions behind housing projects in the…

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    Jane Jacobs, was an American urbanist, in her video she shares her insights into urban planning which is explained in her video Urban Wisdom. She presented that the notions motivating city development in the beginning six decades within the twentieth century were largely confusing, theoretical images of the city, unconnected from any full understanding of what truly makes cities work, when they do so. Jane Jacobs was a keen observer of modern city life, highly alert to the concrete circumstances…

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    his major work of architectural and urban theory. In the introduction, Rossi points out that the embodiment of artistic intentions and the creation of a better living environment are two eternal features of the building. The building gives the community a particular image and is closely related to society and nature. It is different from arts and sciences. The city evolves from the settlements. It develops over time, and the primary theme is continually modified. Rossi criticises the…

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    The Death and Life of Great American Cities written by Jane Jacobs published in 1961, is the most influential book about city planning. Jane wrote this book criticizing the modern city planning and rebuilding which she calls the orthodox city planning idea. Ebenezer howard’s self sufficient small town Garden city, Le-Corbusier’s Radiant City composed of skyscrapers and the Decentrists’ city decentralizing ideas are the victim of her criticism. In the book, she effectively describes the problems…

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