On ‘the science of building cities’

“In general, the urban community has become lost in strategic planning, masterplanning, zoning and landscaping…

All these have their own purposes, of course — but they don’t address the principal question, which is the relationship in a city between public space and buildable space. This is the art and science of building cities — and until we recover this basic knowledge, we will continue to make huge mistakes”. (Clos, 2016)

Clos, J. (2016). “We have lost the science of building cities”, Interview in The Guardian, 18 April 2016. Accessed on 13 May 2019.


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