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In 1959, Edmund Bacon Imagined in 50 Years, "No Part of Philadelphia is Depressed."new

The problem was not that Edmund Bacon cared only about design: it was that he believed far too deeply in its power. He relied on a model of physical determinism: the idea that manipulation and improvement of the built environment could strongly influence, or even control, social and economic outcomes.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Nathaniel Popkin  |  12-21-2009  |  Housing & Development

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