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Masterplan

Future architects and developers of individual sites should be guided by overall strategic criteria set down in a masterplan, and not by bland, generic guidelines or the constrictive prescriptions of an aesthetic formula.  This is how long-term public requirements can lead private development, without impinging unduly on the autonomy of the eventual developer or architect.  It is in the public's interest to create long-term quality in their cities - which is why it is the public's responsibility to ensure coherent planning.  Planning for the future requires government direction, the procurement of the best designers and the active involvement of the citizen.