Any thoughts on architecture and anthropology? Probably a different thread, that.
Having said that, surely the way cities are shaped today so much by global investment opportunities – in everything from the look of a bus shelter to the location of a new business park – complicates things. Having said THAT, I was surprised to read that the masterplanning of Helsinki 100 years ago followed quite similar lines to what goes on today. So perhaps it's just the proximity of things that made me write that. Did you have thoughts on that?
There is some merit in, Max Weber's, argument....It's like saying you see a river and the ocean it flows to but never mentioning the glacier or snow-caps which are the source of the rivers waters.