Cities thrive on complexity but suffer under chaos. Humans respond to chaos by creating systems. Systems require cooperative efforts that, in turn, require planning.
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A few weeks ago, I concluded Part One of this review of the book Urban Design by referring to Joan Busquets' citation of ten eclectic "contemporary approaches" to urbanism to illustrate the viability of urban design today.
Urban Design is an excellent guide to both the history of Urban Design as a field and today's conflicts both within and without.
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