Introduction

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Why is it that the professions whose sole aim is to improve our towns and cities, have in the eyes of most people achieved quite the opposite? How is it that, with the best of intentions, we have created the worst of all outcomes? It is a dilemma that we have written about in the past. Indeed, it seems that David has spent much of his career trying to understand the gap that has opened up between the places that we aspire to and those that we have created, and exploring how we might approach the task of urban planning in a different way. At the end of his first book, he started to ask some questions about the process of urban ...

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