Interesting history and context for the cities of today.

Interesting history and context for the cities of today.

You probably know that urban planning has been around for a long time, but did you know that many of our urban planning principles date back to Ancient Greece? Nearly every major city across the world can attribute the design, function and beauty to generations of visionary urban planners. Architects, writers, and philosophers have worked to develop cities that function as thriving hubs of commerce while providing ample parks and greens space, woven together with necessary infrastructure to support the population. From “the earliest city planner,” Hippodamus of Miletus, through Le Corbusier, the inventor of “City Beautiful,” urban planners have shaped the environment of where we work, live and play. The wide boulevards of Paris, the adapted grid system of Washington DC, the parks of San Francisco, the majesty of the government buildings in London, and the green gardens dot...

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