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Old 11-11-2018, 04:34 PM   #2
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I once saw a mildly terrifying TV doc over urban planning, more precisely 'urban plotting' in the occurrence and how 'geniuses' like Baron Haussmann had decided of how cities should get improved 'for the good of all'...

in England they purposely made bare and low lighted sidewalks in quarters intended to the poor, so that the darkness, ugliness of the places and feeling of insecurity would lead workers to get straight back home at night to just sleep and get ready for the next working day...

in Paris the avenues were conceived so that a rioting population would get easily contained and trapped at each end, things like that, and as a matter of fact it's the whole French territory that's called an 'hexagon'...

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hexagone_(France)
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