7Planning for the Future

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Introduction

The central aim of this chapter is to introduce you to the system of regulation that has developed over the last century to control urban development. From a purely architectural point of view, this control can often seem like bureaucratic nonsense that gets in the way of free expression and realizing the client’s vision. This view is blinkered, however: architecture has a powerful impact that cannot be considered in isolation from policy imperatives. An understanding ...

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