Planners’ Debate: “The Future Metropolis: Regional or Local?”

What is the ideal unit for thinking about the cities of tomorrow? As population growth, transportation, and social media have doubtlessly have made cities regional entities with regional economies, what is the best unit for planning them? Is planning regionally a realistic tool? Or has new regionalism brought with it a renewed need to focus in locally on the neighborhood scale?

Please join the Harvard Urban Planning Organization in welcoming a panel of experts for a lively debate over topics such as home rule versus state powers, the role of central business districts, the implication of technological innovation for the feasibly scale of planning, and a host of related issues.


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