Towards a Sustainable, Inclusive and Resilient Urban Future

March 12th, 2015 United States of America

By: The Huffington Post

For centuries cities have been organic creatures. They rise when there is a need and fall when confronted with an insurmountable challenge. While deliberate city designs existed as early as Medieval Europe, the planning profession as we know of today did not begin to emerge until the 19th century as a response to a rapidly urbanized and industrial world. During this period, Victorian cities were a playground for breeding diseases, and where it was common for multiple families to live in a single complex with no proper lighting or airflow. This, coupled with poor sanitation and health care, resulted in slum-like conditions in major cities across the world, including London, Paris, Berlin and New York. In response to this challenge was the creation of the planning profession.

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