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John Montgomery and Miffa Salter on cities

As John Montgomery, managing director of Urban Cultures pointed out, we 'don't do' Modernism any more in cities. Those official masterplans for brave new worlds inspired by Le Corbusier's Ville Radieuse have been cast aside to make way for concepts such as the 'Evening Economy', 'Primary Attractors', 'Diversity of Primary Uses', and 'Stationary Activities'. This kind of jargon implies the impossibility of an overall, integrated framework for organising cities, and the desirability of ...

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