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Renaissance plan: Why planners need to radically change their practice

Planning should be integral to efforts to save the planet, says Jonathan Smales. But first it needs to become a ‘renaissance discipline’, one in which its practitioners radically change the way they practice their profession

> Go straight to Rebith and regeneration: The Ten imperatives for town planningThe incomparable American social philosopher Lewis Mumford once wrote that “When cities were first founded, an old Egyptian scribe tells us, the mission of the founder was ‘to put the gods in their shrines.’ The task of the coming city is not essentially different: its mission is to put the highest concerns of man........
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