Secrets of German Progress

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byFrank Koester

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1915 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX HOW GERMANY HAS DEVELOPED CITY PLANNING "MIE fact that there even exists an art of city planning is in all probability un known to nine readers out of ten, and probably not one in a hundred has either any idea of its principles, of the highly important place it occupies in the development of the modern city, or of the great handicap suffered by a city in the planning of which the principles of the art have been neglected. Yet Germany universities have courses in city planning, and as an art and science it reaches a high point of development, while the more public spirited citizens of other countries, realizing the importance of city planning, visit Germany to become acquainted with its principles and practice, for in this respect as in so many others Germany is the bearer of the world's lamp of knowledge. City planning is a subject of great complexity and manifold considerations, and space permits only the statement of a few of its basic principles. Cities exist for certain purposes and were such purposes not carried out, cities would not exist, as the population would continue to live in rural districts, for there is no particular reason why cities should exist except that they minister to certain human desires and ambitions more effectively than do the rural districts. A city is thus fundamentally a kind of apparatus on a large scale for carrying out certain human purposes, and this being the case, the necessity and desirability of planning it so that it will best accomplish such objects is apparent. The principal object of a city is to enable the largest possible number of persons to exchange their products with the least possible waste and inconvenience. In order to carry out this desideratum the city must provide in the best manner for: The...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1915 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX HOW GERMANY HAS DEVELOPED CITY PLANNING "MIE fact that there even exists an art of city planning is in all probabili...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217866794

ISBN - 13:9780217866798

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