Charles Siegel

Since at least Le Corbusier’s Plan Voisin and the development of La Defense business district and the Tour Montparnasse, Paris has been subjected to the modernist redevelopment ideal of high-rise density. Charles Siegel looks just southwest of the capital to the town of Le Plessis-Robinson for a lesson in redevelopment based on an entirely different, yet historically consistent, model for smart growth. Exclusive
Jul 16, 2012  By Charles Siegel
People need to stop thinking about cities as bundles of technical problems that the planners must solve for them and to start thinking about the different ways that they would live in different types of cities, says Charles Siegel. Exclusive
May 20, 2010  By Charles Siegel
As part of our effort to slow global warming, we should be correcting one of the great errors in the history of American city planning: the post-war binge of urban freeway building. Exclusive
Mar 19, 2007  By Charles Siegel