Wednesday, June 08, 2005
Planning and its Disconnects
Chicago is experiencing its biggest building boom since the 1920's - some splendid, a lot not. Millennium Park - a big plus; the condo towers in River North - a festival of banality. Nothing gets built in Chicago without city oversight and support. What makes the difference between triumph and disgrace, and what's planning - and the leering bug picture to the right - got to do with it?
Read the article here:
(Originally published under the title "Can Planning be a means to better architecture?" in the Harvard Design Magazine, Spring/Summer, 2005 as part of a special issue on Urban Planning Now - What Works, What Doesn't?)
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