An Infographic to Explain the History of Urban Planning

What do you think about the linked visual presentation of the history of urban planning?

January 23, 2018, 5:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


Garden City

One example of planning history cited in the linked infographic. | Ebenezer Howard / To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform, London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Ltd., 1898. (Wikimedia Commons)

Nick Routley shares a detailed infographic created by Konstantin von der Schulenburg, an architect with Cantrell and Crowley Architects and Interior Designer.

The infographic was first posted by von der Schulenburg at the Intercultural Urbanism blog in April 2016, sparking debate there about the design and wording choices made in the infographic.

Routley revives the infographic and presents additional history as background for the movements described in the infographic. Click through to see the graphics that support this narrative of the history of urban planning: The Nolli Map>Garden City>The Setback Principle>Broadacre City>Radiant City>Psychogeography>The Megaregion>The Transect.

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