The notion of how cities usually arise (if antiquated) usually follows an organic model - a natural feature of the earth’s topography lends itself to the support of human existence, and provides the foundation for human progress (a bottom-up process).
But in the current age of man’s almost complete control of the environment, cities can be fabricated almost instantaneously (in geological terms) and at the whim of greater and greater feats of civil engineering (a top-down process). If culture and capital are two of the products that define a successful society, what happens when they are used as preconceived notions, planned into a city rather than spontaneously resulting from the natural course of a city’s development over time? That is, how does a capital investment in manufacturing culture impact city form?
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