Revisiting The Socialist City
"Practicing urban planners face a real ethical dilemma. Are we simply stuck with serving developers ('the market') or can we serve broader interests and help diminish inequities? Dont try to answer this question in the abstract. First develop a relationship with social movements that are struggling to develop both the theory and practice of alternative forms of urban living that dont rely on capitalisms drive for profits. There is no shortage of community-based organizations struggling for a more open, democratic society, building new relations of cooperation and solidarity among people....All have severe limitations in an economy and society built around corporate greed. But they are a testing ground for an alternative society....progressive planners need to make a personal commitment to put their progressive ideas into practice."
Thanks to Connie Chung