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How to Design Out Democracy from Your City (A Dictator's Guide)

How to Design Out Democracy from Your City (A Dictator's Guide)
How to Design Out Democracy from Your City (A Dictator's Guide), Tahrir Square during the Egyptian revolution of 2011. Image
Tahrir Square during the Egyptian revolution of 2011. Image

In this tongue-in-cheek "Dictator's Guide to Urban Planning", the Atlantic explores the various ways that public spaces, and cities as a whole, have been used to suppress uprisings and bolster the control of authoritarian governments. Covering everything from Baron Haussmann's 19th Century Paris to the recent revolution in the Ukraine, the article reveals the fundamental relationship between public space and democracy. You can read the full article here.

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Cite: Rory Stott. "How to Design Out Democracy from Your City (A Dictator's Guide)" 27 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/481049/how-to-design-out-democracy-from-your-city-a-dictator-s-guide/> ISSN 0719-8884