|The demolition of the Pruitt-Igoe housing project. A interesting documentary on this housing project is available on Netflix|
The Best Laid Plans - Part I: A Brief History of Planning
by Bob Silvestri
“Adriana, if you stay here though, and this becomes your present then pretty soon you'll start imagining another time was really your... you know, was really the golden time.”
~ Midnight in Paris – Woody Allen
In the late 1800s, the social and economic disruptions caused by the Industrial Revolution sparked a back-to-nature movement (inspired by the writers like Thoreau) and utopian communities sprang up across the country. But others believed that industrialization would bring about another kind of utopia: one filled with scientific wonders and new opportunity for all. But the dawning of the 20th Century brought surprises no one imagined.
Full article: Best laid plans Part 1- A brief history of planning