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    Roman City Planning

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    Roman City Planning The design and structure of a city is as important as the people who dwell within her walls. The placement of streets and the structures built there are carefully plotted for optimal use. Foot and cart traffic, fire hazard, and access to water were all key factors in city planning. Eventually the Romans had fine tuned their design principals in such an advantageous way that they molded all of their city states similarly. Rome developed from the combination of small farming

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    Just City Planning Essay

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    NEW DIRECTIONS IN PLANNING THEORY By Susan S. Fainstein 1.0 INTRODUCTION Generally, this chapter discussed about examination of three planning theory approaches which is the communicative model, the new urbanism and just city. Each approaches has different planning applicable as well as its strength and weakness. The communicative model is an approaches which highlighted the role of town planner as a medium to negotiate and persuade stakeholder regarding to planning matter. Next, the approaches

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    The Human Population: Eco-City Planning

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    environmental planning. Environmental planning entails facilitating decisions with consideration to the social, political, economic, and natural environment in order to provide a relationship that balances between the environment and human system. The next level of environmental planning would be ecological city (eco-city) planning. It is here that the balance between environment and human systems is more heavily weighted on the environment. Eco-city planning encompasses developing a city in which there

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    Walt Disney and Jet-Age City Planning

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    Walt Disney and Jet-Age City Planning Image borrowed from Waltopia. When is a planned community too planned? Some of the exhibits displayed at the 1939 World's Fair such as Democracity and Futurama influenced many American community planners. The Levittown and Greenbelt projects followed the same guidelines of community that the 1939 World's Fair introduced. These are two of the more well known Garden City projects that took many families away from big cities and brought them to the peace

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    Are Compact Cities a Desirable Planning Goal? The article written by Peter Gordon and Harry W. Richardson entitled; Are Compact Cities a Desirable Planning Goal? shows various arguments against the reason for compact cities to become implemented. They use the city of Toronto in the beginning of the article to compare it with cities in the United States. Throughout the article many topics and arguments are discussed which are; agricultural land, density preferences, energy glut, the scope for transit

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    Why Cities Need Strategic Planning

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    Strategic planning is concerned with the formulation and evaluation of urban development policies and the mechanisms put in place in for implementing those policies, whilst strategic planning in urban development is generally referred to as a process that allows the articulation of the initiatives of public and private stakeholders which seek synergies for the development of a city (Steinberg, 2003). The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of strategic planning for government administration

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    Urban Planning is about places for people. It is about their creation, their function, their maintenance and their improvement .Cities and towns are the basic building blocks of modern society, operating as centers of commerce and trade, government and politics, and knowledge and culture. Well- planned, efficient cities provide healthy and attractive environment for people to live, work and play. Indeed, many global cities face compelling urban planning issues like urban sprawl, population, low

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    ‘CIDCO-We make cities’-This tagline of Cidco, the city planning organization created by the Government of Maharashtra(India),intrigued me even when I was in primary school. As my father is a Cidco employee, I often visited Cidco Bhavan (Navi Mumbai) when I was young. The architectural models of the city nodes, the airport, the NRI Township, the plans of satellite node city of Kharghar, etc. fascinated me. During my early studies, my knowledge about architecture was limited. My passion for architecture

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    I attended a Public hearing called by the Salt lake City Planning Commission on September 24, 2014. The hearing was titled "Zoning Map Amendment." In my paper I will delineate my observations from the meeting and comment on the different aspects that appeared remarkable to me in terms of the public engagement. I will also make recommendations wherever necessary. As a successful engagement in meetings depend on the access to information about the meeting, I would start from here. Firstly, as I

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    Over the past few centuries, after mankind had almost fully embraced the thought of living life within the confines of a city, the people in charge of the maintenance and upkeep of the sprawling metropolises that now dominate the world scene have used methods that are equally alike and different in order to accomplish their goals. Often considered one of the first great city planners of pre-modern times, Haussmann was given the task to recreate the sprawling mass that Paris had become into a landmark

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