The City Beautiful Movement
In the past, the city beautification movement was established by architects with an aim of establishing order and stateliness in major towns during the periods when land-use planning was influenced by the local beliefs and wishes. Thus, this strategy enhances the city plans, convenience, growth of economy and citizenship (Wilson, 1989)
* McMillan plan, this plan suggests the total removal of undesired buildings or structures and instead new classic buildings built within the park-like environment and put together into government (AIA, 1990). There should be a strong linkages between broad avenues developed to aid in accessing entry into the mall at the centre from neighboring sections of the city.
* Cleveland Group plan is a kind of plan which borrows many ideas from the MacMillan plan. This is where great rectangular (AIA, 1990) buildings are put in the middle of mall section. Then the trees are grown all along the footpaths all around the buildings.
* Chicago plan is a plan which advocated for starting modern public roads plan, modern parks, broadened central business district, expanded avenues and streets and initiation of super erections along the avenues (Alison, 1991).
* Madison plan this is a plan where a mall is situated by government classic structures heading from it with the park bothered with public complexes, and smart architectural construction and partially public premises (Kammen, 1991).
City beautification movement comes in place for the best early design in city planning. In the past, city plan depended on own supporters who worked in accordance to demands of state politics, economy and social well being. Current city establishment state is as a result of early city planning (UNCPCWN, 1977).
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American Institute of Architects (AIA), (1990). Guide To Cleveland Architecture. Cleveland: Carpenter Reserve Printing.
Kammen, Michael G. (1991). Mystic Chords of Memory: The Transformation of Tradition in American Culture. New York: Knopf.
Us National Capital Planning Commission Worthy Of the Nation (UNCPCWN), (1977). The History of Planning For the National Capital. Washington Smithsonian Institution Press.
Wilson, William H. (1989). The City Beautiful Movement. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.