Write a 3 page essay summarizing and comparing the traditional and the modern city. How did modernism transform urban patterns? What changed in our approach to planning and urban design? What have we gained or lost in terms of sustainability? Are there lessons that we can learn from historic cities and informal settlements?
Urbanism Name: Instructor: Institution: Date: Summarizing and comparing the traditional and the modern city The growth of cities has all along been in line with the underlying concept that increase in the number of people settling in them, is always accompanied by an increase in the sophistication of the cities as well.Human settlements additionally, are just a complex system social networks ,all engulfed within a given set of boundaries that define space. Ancient cities have always been used as an example of good human practices and planning, while their modern namesakes are the complete opposite, being the epitome of environmental degradation and poor human activities. Modern cities are marred with vices such as insecurity and complete negativity on the surrounding. The traditional cities were constructed in such a manner that there was indeed harmony between them and their environments.[Ortman, S.G., Cabaniss, A.H.F., Sturm, J.O., Bettencourt, L.M.A. (2015). Settlement scaling and increasing returns in an ancient society. Science AdvancesÂ 20 Feb 2015:Vol. 1, no. 1, e1400066DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1400066] Traditional cities were mostly fortified in order to offer protection