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By F Haverfield

Old Town-Planning through F. Haverfield - The artwork of Laying Out cities. Town-planning—the paintings of laying out cities with due take care of the healthiness and luxury of population, for business and advertisement potency, and for affordable great thing about buildings—is an artwork of intermittent job. It belongs to big a while and situations. For its complete unfolding stipulations are wanted. The age needs to be one within which, even if via progress, or via routine of inhabitants, cities are being freely based or freely enlarged, and virtually as an issue in fact cognizance is interested in tools of arranging and laying out such cities. And secondly, the developers of those cities should have wit adequate to deal with the health of universal males and the due association of normal dwellings. That has no longer constantly occurred. in lots of lands and centuries—in a long time the place civilization has been tinged through an under-current of barbarism—one or either one of those stipulations were absent. In Asia in the course of a lot of its historical past, in early Greece, in Europe through the first half the center a long time, cities have consisted of 1 or dominant constructions, temple or church or fort, of 1 or processional avenues for worshippers at sacred fairs, and a bit adjoining chaos of tortuous lanes and squalid homes. Architects have devised appealing structures in such cities. yet they've got now not touched the chaos or handled the entire inhabited region as one unit. Town-planning has been right here unknown.

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Croce which runs along the south side of this row was perhaps the main east and west thoroughfare of the town, the 'decumanus maximus', so that the larger 'insulae' correspond to those which appear in the same position at Turin and elsewhere (p. 88). FIG. 18. ) Not Available Whether there were other 'insulae' besides the fifteen is doubtful. On the east there were certainly none: the two narrow parallel streets at the east end of the area just described are obviously due to a growth of houses along the line of the original east wall.

In their original character these customs were probably secular rather than religious. They took their rise as methods proved by primitive practice to be good methods for laying out land for farming or for encamping armies. But in early communities all customs that touched the State were quasi-religious; to ensure their due performance, they were carried out by religious officials. At Rome, therefore, more especially in early times, the augurs were concerned with the delimitation alike of farm-plots and of soldiers' tents.

First an Oscan settlement, then Etruscan, then Samnite, it passed later under Roman rule. D. 79) we know next to nothing. , or in some cases a little more, and divided by streets varying from 15 to 30 ft. in width which ran at right angles or parallel to one another. Only a part of the town has been as yet unearthed. In that a broad colonnaded main street ran from north-west to south-east; on the north-east side of this street stood a row of house-blocks with a structure taken to be a Basilica, and on the south-west of it were ten house-blocks, one of which includes some public baths.

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