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An Architectural Vision

How should cities, architecture, spatial design and our built environment evolve within a participatory economy?
August 21, 2004, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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An essay by Chris Spannos describes a broad vision of how cities, architecture, spatial design and our built environment evolve within a participatory economy. He argues that such a city is an alternative to cities dominated by private property, capital, and markets as well as cities based on command economies with central planning authorities and corporate hierarchies. It assumes construction and design within the context of a participatory economy and equally liberatory political, community, culture, and kinship visions. It's architectural structure, aesthetics, and design are democratically planned and try to embody and promote the values of equity, self-management, solidarity, diversity, and efficiency as well as compliment and promote the values of other spheres of social life.

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Published on Friday, August 20, 2004 in ZNet - Z Magazine
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