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75 YEARS AGO IN TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Purblind Cities

Already The Review has many times asseverated that the adoption by American cities of comprehensive and intelligent regional plans, as well as methods for noise and smoke abatement, is imperative if we are to have metropolitan areas free from the chaotic and choking congestion, the nerve-wracking roar, and the filth that is beginning to prevail. The immediate need is that the ordinary citizens as well as the office-holders recognize the acuteness of the problem, for its solution depends upon the coöperation of every component of a metropolitan community. Professional city planners, architects, physicians, and social critics have long perceived the need and shouted about it. In books, speeches, and the press their pleas are growing into a crescendo that can hardly fail to move municipal constituencies to action.

- February 1930, p. 200

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