Sunday May 31, 2020

Fail to plan, and you might be better off

Planners take what should be a straightforward process and turn it into a dark art

22nd April, 2018

In Italy the earliest Etruscan towns grew with little or no planning. Even Rome, the epicentre of the empire which eventually subsumed it, evolved with virtually no plan and in an unrestricted manner.

Planners in the modern sense have been around for about a century, appearing at around the same time that medicine became heavily professionalised.

Unlike the medical profession, however, the trade of planning has not been validated. Georgian Dublin came about without the...

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