Posts Tagged ‘design’


Thesis – Chapter 2 Planning Today: 2.1 Sprawl

It should be noted that the residential sector is the largest user of urban space. It constitutes from 30 to 50 percent of the developed land in an urban area (Kaiser, Godschalk, Chapin, 1995). Jaquelin Robertson, in The Seaside Debates notes, “Since 1945, we have built a second America, as much as was built between […]


Thesis – Chapter 2 Planning Today: 2.5 Physical Design and Behavior

Good design may not generate good behavior, but bad design can encourage bad behavior. Viable albeit poor neighborhoods were demolished and their inhabitants conscripted into these experiments (Pruitt Igoe & Cabrini Green), which went bad almost immediately. Any number of additional factors can also be held responsible for the crime and violence of these projects—including […]