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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Urbanism

 

a trend in 20th-century urban planning. The proponents of urbanism argue that cities play a dominant and unquestionably positive role in modern civilization. The urbanists have therefore devoted their attention primarily to the development of the largest possible urban-planning structures, which are designed to accommodate great numbers of people. The work of Le Corbusier laid the foundations for the theory of urbanism, which developed especially rapidly in the 1920’s. In the same decade, urbanist ideas had a considerable influence on some Soviet architects, including N. A. Ladovskii.

Urbanism frequently stands for the term “urban planning.”

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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