Modernity In The Modern City

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Planning the Modern city is still continuing today. People are planning their houses and the industries are shooting up building every minute of the day. Adam (1992) asked the question “is it not then absurd that we let our cities grow without plan?”(p.157). Cites does not shoot up themselves, they are planned in piecemeal fashion (Adams, 1992). I myself have witnessed how a city can change within a couple of years. I have visited Paris numerous times in the past few years, seeing changes each time. This shows evidence that Paris has not become the city it is today by itself, it was built by the Parisian people to create an object for consumption for the millions of visitors that flock to Paris throughout the years (Hancock, 1999). From the TI324 lectures in the previous few weeks, the problem about modernity stood out the most to me.
For people, modernity is the idea of “coming to an end” is inconsistent. (Toulmin, 1990, p.5). The end of modernity is closer to us than people think. The most popular sign of the end of modernity can be found in architecture. France and England during the middle ages was mostly dominant by architecture with building representing the highest ideas of European mastermind. The Catholic Church and its religion spread across Europe during the medieval and renaissance period. They influenced wealth and power and priests became leaders over the large estates. In France, the gothic architecture was developed during the medieval period. When I
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