A special thanks to Kon von der Schulenburg of the fantastic architecture firm Cantrell Crowley in Dublin, Ireland who shared this article and brilliant infographic on urban planning with us.
Year after year, urban planning has changed radically. The building of cities and towns has a multifaceted and complex history. Although urban planning has only been recognised as an urban profession for less than a century, cities all over the world highlight the different elements of conscious design from everything from layout to functionality.
Since the dawn of time, cities have provided protection from outside forces and have been centres of government. In history, during attacks, the surrounding countryside rural community fled behind cities’ walls and fortresses, where defence forces assembled to resist the enemy. With the introduction of modern aerial warfare, cities have become key targets for destruction rather than safe zones.
Consequently, over time, the needs of cities changed. The concentration of talent, economic surplus and the mixture of peoples have allowed for a grounds of the evolution of human culture, from the scientific research to technical innovation.
From Giambattista Nolli to Jean Gottamn, architects have created some of the most influential urban designs in history. Let’s take a look at this infographic that has some simple visualisations of complex planning ideas that have changed how we live.
By: Brian Linder