Role of Utopia for Design of Future Cities: Utopia in Urban Planning Literature

Amir Ganjavie

Abstract


Utopian thinking historically played a central role in the literature on urban planning. Utopians were the first planners. Many utopian projects were, throughout history and until recently, a research laboratory for both urban planners and theorists. The following research generally aims to understand the role that urban utopias can play in thinking about the structure of contemporary cities. In order to do so, this article will review a variety of literature recently published on this subject, closely examining their textual content.

Key words: Utopia; Urban planning; Planning theory


Keywords


Utopia; Urban planning; Planning theory

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2Fj.sll.1923156320120503.1922

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