Classic Planning Holism is a Basis for Megacity Strategy

Classic Planning is not only relevant in creating beauty and long-term urban value. Its core principles offer a strategy for a hitherto unapproachable task: military control of a megacity.  This blog  of mine was published on January 3, 2019 by the Mad Scientist Initiative at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), a marketplace of ideas …

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Gratitude, What Next, and Competition

Perhaps more than any other year, 2018 has been a year of gratitude for me. Family members survived the California fire, my daughter and son in law are expecting, my lovely life partner has not gone totally bananas from my writing. For all these I am grateful, as well as for the inspiration, support, participation, …

Man Machine Rules

Man-Machine Rules are necessary if we want to survive as a species. This blog  of mine was published by the Mad Scientist Initiative at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), a marketplace of ideas in dialogue with academia, industry, and government. Focused on the Deep Future, 2035-2050, its broad spectrum of interests makes the group an …

World-wide Classic Planning Tour 2017

As you may already know, I have spent the last two years writing The Art of Classic Planning, and it will be published by Harvard University Press next year. It has received extensive support from esteemed colleagues, and it has received generous funding from the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation in Chicago for a world-wide photo …