Hovednøglen, der blev væk: – og en opfordring til at lade den være glemt

Translated title of the contribution: The Master Key Misplaced: – and a bold suggestion to stop looking for it

Jesper Pagh, Henning Thomsen

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Looking towards the future, Ebenezer Howard a hundred years ago saw a plan and a design next to perfect. Howard did not live to see this belief extrapolated into the realm of post-war industrialization and globalization. But had he not passed away in 1928, a mere fifteen years after the foundation of th "Garden City and Town Planning Organization" now known as the IFHP, he might have realized that this was actually not what he wanted after all. Judging the past from what we know today is not a fair pursuit. But learning from it through the experience we have collectively gathered on the way remains an obligation. Though the preceding conversations and comments we have tried to detect what is going on in different pars of the world, in different professions, in different minds and different people. History did not begin yesterday and it will probably not end tomorrow. In the following we will not suggest another grand project but merely attempt to wrap up what we believe we have learned and what might be of interest to others.
Translated title of the contributionThe Master Key Misplaced: – and a bold suggestion to stop looking for it
Original languageDanish
JournalArkitektur DK
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)72-77
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013


  • Planning
  • Place
  • Politics
  • Architecture

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