ABSTRACT

This book is an attack on current city planning and rebuilding. It is also, and mostly, an attempt to introduce new principles of city planning and re­ building, different and even opposite from those now taught in everything from schools of architec­ ture and planning to the Sunday supplements and women’s magazines. My attack is not based on quibbles about rebuilding methods or hairsplitting about fashions in design. It is an attack, rather, on the principles and aims that have shaped modern, orthodox city planning and rebuilding.