Doxiadis' legacy of urban design: Adjusting and amending the modern
The author - after his graduation with a Bachelors Degree in Architecture and several years of practice in private sector firms in Islamabad and also with the Pakistan Public Works Department for projects of the federal government of Pakistan, having completed several projects to his credit and some ongoing in Islamabad and in other parts of Pakistan - shifted to the University of Leuven, Belgium, where he completed a Master of Architecture in Human Settlements" and is presently engagedin a Ph.D research on the "Critical Relationship Between Theory and Practice, " focusing on the application of C.A. Doxiadis' theory in the making of the plan of Islamabad - " the Intention, " and its realization - 'the Effect on the assumption that in essence the plan of Islamabad is the central construct and focus through which the knowledge between intention and effect of this important planning episode of the 1950s-1960s can be unlocked. The text that follows is a slightly edited version of a paper presented at the International Symposion on "Globalization and Local Identity," organized jointly by the World Society for Ekistics and the University of Shiga Prefecture in Hikone, Japan, 19-24 September, 2005.
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