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

Philadelphia City Paper | December 21, 2009
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.

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