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Easy or bland, outdated or ordered: what's it like to live in a planned city?

Easy or bland, outdated or ordered: what's it like to live in a planned city?
Tuesday 16
18:44 2019

Perth, Australia: ‘As bland as you could imagine’ Perth really is about as bland a built environment as you could imagine, luckily set on amazing natural beauty. But its planning is still rooted firmly in 1950s style suburbia and auto dependence. Car ownership is one of the highest in Australia, which nationally is one of the highest in the world. Vibrancy is lacking, community occurs despite, not encouraged by, the built environment. Walking is hardly done, and the streets of suburbia are deserted as everyone drives. Perth has a fetish for new buildings and the culture here is to knock ...

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Summary: Perth, Australia: ‘As bland as you could imagine’ Perth really is about as bland a built environment as you could imagine, luckily set on amazing natural beauty. But its planning is still rooted firmly in 1950s style suburbia and auto dependence. Car ownership is one of the highest in Australia, ...

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