Urban Planning and Commercial Landscapes
If you want your city to have good open space between buildings, then landscape plans should precede urban development.
The wisdom of English writer and journalist Nan Fairbrother summarises our perspective on urban and commercial development:
- Urbanisation requires planning.
- Finding a good site is the hardest task.
- Settlements need parents.
- Good decisions rely on good information.
- Topography comes first.
- Heed the wisdom of the ancients!
- Parks rely on contexts.
- Earthmoving provides great opportunities.
- Streams should be treasured.
- Towns need lakes.
- Towns need community forests.
- Roads can spoil towns.
- 'All public' is just as bad as 'all private'.
- Planning housing areas for a single aspect of the public good tends to produce an unacceptable degree of uniformity.
- Planning commercial projects like fried eggs disregards the public good.
- Noxious industries require special zones. Other types of industry do not.