Modernism: A Step Towards Enlightenment?

The events of September 11th have served as a vehicle to attack skyscrapers, urbanism and development in general.
February 11, 2002, 7am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Writing in PLANetizen, Christian Schock, AICP, argues that while the destruction of the WTC had nothing to do with planning or architecture, we have resorted to declaring an "end" to everything from urban density to modernist design... The marvel of one generation may be the scorn of another. Architecture and planning are fickle professions hopping from one trendy "ism" to another like Madison Avenue executives. Someday, planners and architects will laugh at the faddish and provincial current sacred cow called "new urbanism" when they have devised a new, more enlightened understanding of development.

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Published on Monday, February 11, 2002 in Planetizen
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