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02/17 ATHENS: FORMAL/SPONTANEOUS

Seven positions on Athens, 1996

Georgios A. Panetsos

 
In the text which follows certain positions/working hypotheses are put forward on an analytic approach to and composite resolution of the planning problems of Athens [...] The formulation of new positions –provided that these hold good– constitutes:
- a channel towards new knowledge, and, therefore, to new possibilities of intervention,
- a precondition for planning composition, which has remained at an embryonic stage because of the limited, and ex post facto employment of urban planning in the organisation of space, and because of urban planning education,
- an antidote to the wooden ‘urban planning’ discourse and simplistic planning practice which followed the introduced ‘from on high’ introduction of urban planning into the social dialogue by Stephanos Manos and Antonis Tritsis.

For full text please see printed edition. 

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