The Modern/Postmodern Divide and Urban Planning

  title={The Modern/Postmodern Divide and Urban Planning},
  author={Allan Irving},
  journal={University of Toronto Quarterly},
  pages={474 - 487}
  • A. Irving
  • Published 1 May 1993
  • Art
  • University of Toronto Quarterly
One way of trying to establish connections between the humanities and urban planning is to explore some of the meanings of planning within the philosophical and cultural contexts of modernity and postmodernity. Modernists call it urban planning; postmodernists call it urban design. The difference signifies a transition, from the twentieth-century modernist ideal of large-scale, technical, and efficient city plans, and the International Style of functionalist, no-frills architecture, guided by… 
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