The City: Something for the Planners

The city, as someone once said, is really a problem of human engineering. And the U.S. city is admittedly suffering from slow malaise. Its planners must cope with the problem of the decay of its center, the lure of suburbs, and study the housing needs of everyone from newly married couples to the aged who must live alone because their children's small homes or apartments have no room for them. As a group, planners are frustrated men: they know (or think they know) just what should be done; but they have a hard...

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