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    Excellent post, JohnnyPD. Not only is it...

    Excellent post, JohnnyPD.

    Not only is it informative, but it is also the focus of a city that is particularly intriguing to me; London.

    In terms of my collective appreciation of cities, my...
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    Would you agree there are at least three manners...

    Would you agree there are at least three manners of city growth?

    1). Designed; Cities crafted by the hand of an architect or architects to fulfill personal ambition or a stated goal, for example...
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    Leon Krier is undoubtedly a genius and a...

    Leon Krier is undoubtedly a genius and a wonderful architect to boot; however, even I must agree he probably works by intuition with regards to his personal reasoning for architectural diversity....
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    This potentially could be successfully replicated...

    This potentially could be successfully replicated by a single architect, no? If a single architect were to design each individual structure in a neighborhood (or God forbid an entire city), would it...
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    Although that was not very polite, your...

    Although that was not very polite, your correction was noted.
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    I am a little perplexed with your comments,...

    I am a little perplexed with your comments, Fabrizio. Commonplace regulatory coding and culture, which we are dwelling on and thus frustrating you, has profound implications on the metropolis. In...
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    Take the new seaport proposal on New York's East...

    Take the new seaport proposal on New York's East Side for example; save for the restructuring of the pier into more human scaled city blocks, there really is not much guiding the development with...
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    MHelie, some questions: What is 'emergent...

    MHelie, some questions:

    What is 'emergent urbanism's' role in guiding the rapid growth of cities in Asia?

    What does a new development look like when it is non-'emergent' and how do we pinpoint...
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    Alright, your point is taken regarding the lack...

    Alright, your point is taken regarding the lack of coding in early Times Square history. Nonetheless, although many of those signs were put-up for monetary purposes, it was also due to individual...
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    You are introducing a red-herring into the...

    You are introducing a red-herring into the discussion, Fabrizio. Disregard the bow-tie intersection and fame of Times Square and note that nowhere else in the city looks like this area. Why is that?...
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    Welcome MHelie, I am so pleased you contributed! ...

    Welcome MHelie, I am so pleased you contributed!

    I was wondering when you would discover this thread.
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    Very true; New York City is perfectly symbolic of...

    Very true; New York City is perfectly symbolic of the 'emergent' city choking on stupid regulations that inhibit the realization of its full potential.
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    Siena...

    Siena, Venice, Bologna, Florence, Rome, Amalfi, Verona, Vernazza, Genoa, and Lake Como, etc., have all been guided by 'the generation of urban spaces through piecemeal, sporadic and unique...
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    Defining 'emergent urbanism' as the generation of...

    Defining 'emergent urbanism' as the generation of urban spaces through piecemeal, sporadic and unique development (*based upon a repetition of pattern which composes this development*), a circular...
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    Fabrizio, I do not believe anyone has made the...

    Fabrizio, I do not believe anyone has made the claim otherwise, and my apologies if I was not clear, but there is no doubt that intervention into the 'emergent' process was necessary to create the...
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    Assuming you live in Tuscany, Italy (of course,...

    Assuming you live in Tuscany, Italy (of course, correct?), antique Italian cities were never conceived as a final product in which all construction would work toward realizing this model. Historic...
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    Well, of course cautiousness is to be exercised...

    Well, of course cautiousness is to be exercised with this type of growth or it can develop out of control; this reverts us back to our brief discussion a few responses ago.

    We are most certainly...
  18. Quite an extraordinary proposal. What are the...

    Quite an extraordinary proposal.

    What are the chances of its undisturbed approval? Pretty limited, I assume.
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    Luca, your definitions are critical if anyone is...

    Luca, your definitions are critical if anyone is to propose alternative legislation that attempts to utilize the process of 'emergent urbanism' for development. It is such a tricky and risky concept,...
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    If we are to accept the concept of 'emergent...

    If we are to accept the concept of 'emergent urbanism' as a system, which according to the intelligent Matthieu Helie operates at any scale--from the village of ten to the metropolis--even rapid...
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    Absolutely in agreement, although could you...

    Absolutely in agreement, although could you elaborate on this quote: "If we translate this to urban form, it seems to me that planning should, as in the case of (ideally) economic regulation, be...
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    In the absence of tradition and cultural...

    In the absence of tradition and cultural agreement, and in the absence of a necessity for human-scaling in the urban form, some degree of regulation is crucial if the 'emergent urbanism' process is...
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    While this is certainly not a retraction of my...

    While this is certainly not a retraction of my previous post, there are two substantial problems confronting any potential contemporary 'emergent urbanism' movement in the United States and other...
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    Thanks for compiling this uplifting collection,...

    Thanks for compiling this uplifting collection, Ablarc.

    Indeed, Pettit is a marvelous photographer.

    My favourites; 1, 2, 3, 4, and especially 5.
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    What I find most interesting about emergent...

    What I find most interesting about emergent urbanism is--disregarding its innate ability to create extraordinarily beautiful and unique spaces--is its implications on modern urban form and...
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