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Don’t build Cities of Nowhere – Dan Slimmon:

Planners, relying heavily on what they imagine are universal principles, produce designs for human life that are nevertheless completely at odds with how humans actually live and work. These designed spaces possess a symmetric, holistic beauty which blinds their creators to the needs of the infinitely complex human communities that are meant to populate them. The planned city ultimately fails to improve the human condition, since improving the human condition is one of the many considerations which must bow to the planner’s aesthetic.

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