Friday, April 3, 2009

Utopia and Nature in Planning

As I was working on editing the TRAYS zine I spent a lot of time thinking about the history of Utopianism in planning theory. Ilana pointed out the comparison between Landscape Urbanism and Ecological Urbanism, but the connections go much farther back.


Garden City...


City Beautiful...

In fact, most of the Utopian movements in planning had at least something to do with the relationship between the city and the environment. I'm interested to see if Ecological Urbanism is able to move this connection further or if it simple reiterates past ideas.

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