Tony's Idiosyncratic History of Planning

European Roots of Planning

  1. Egyptian forebearers
  1. The Greeks
  1. The Romans: borrowed physical plans without concern for the social, economic, or political circumstances which generated them.
  1. The Copernican Revolution
  1. Industrial Reformers
  1. 1860s--Shift from utopian urban design to housing conditions (basis of early American city planning)
  2. 1889--Ebenezer Howard's Garden Cities of Tomorrow


© 1996 A.J.Filipovitch
Revised13 January 1997