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date: 22 August 2019

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This article discusses beauty as a goal of urban planning, and presents a brief history of beauty as a driving force in city building and professional city-planning activities from the pre-modern era up to the present day. It also considers several theoretical frameworks that lend insight into why beauty in cities is important and then moves on to key concerns voiced about beauty in contemporary planning practice.

Keywords: beauty, urban planning, city building, city planning, theoretical frameworks, planning practice

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