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By Charles Landry

The inventive urban is a clarion demand innovative motion in constructing and operating city existence. It indicates the way to imagine, plan and act creatively in addressing city concerns, with outstanding examples of innovation and regeneration from around the globe. This revised variation of Charles Landry's hugely influential textual content has been up to date with a brand new, huge review.

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We have neglected the connections between disciplines, the pattetlls and dynamics between parts and their self-sustaining system ecologies. This think­ ing is based on circularity and sustainability, where an input creates an output, which in turn becomes an input for a new cycle: in this pattern everything comes back in some form. This contrasts strongly with our overarching logic of linearity and the simplistic notion of inevitable progression which makes it difficult to grasp pervading patterns or contradictions that govern urban dynamics.

Yet the United Nations (UN) charter model n i evitably focuses on the mdividual: how might it help us to negotiate urban understanding of collective goals. There are many routes to success life? Most developed societies have accepted that the weaker 'of so respect for difference and alternative viewpoints and a willing­ their members - children, the disabled, elderly and so on - are entit­ ness (Q change one's own mind are essential. There are many ways led to public support, and are not to be discriminated against.

Industrial time was linear, regular and it standardized everything. If the seasonal clock could not meet the demands of the n i dustrial era, we should not assume that concepts forged to meet industrial needs will serve the fluid pattern of post-industrial urban life. We always need reli­ able rhythms to balance the need fot flexibility, ' but how we conceive and organize time in a global world is far from dear (see 'The Time Squeeze', Demos Quarterly, 1995). One time change allows instantaneous communication across time zones, creating 24-hour markets, shopping, work and leisure.

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