Posted by nadia on September 01, 2002 at 11:12:44:
In Reply to: Re: Please help by giving your views - this is my thesis topic posted by Paul Malo on September 01, 2002 at 08:32:52:
ok paul you say:
"In a democratic society, policy is determined by the popular will."
i think that policy depends on economic benefit and it depends on pressure groups to work for the well-being and future of their societies...let me also recall what was told in an old posting here while discussing the differences between European and American cities....someone was mentioning the European mode of urbanism in ters of the goals...that is internal reurbanization instead of suburbanization....also phenomena like small cars being into fashion...what i'm saying is that the popular wills/conscience seem to be different and directed by factors other that just abstract will/preference...
in general i'm optimistic about compromising demographic issues and sprawling trends with responsible urbanization...it's just that we have to modify some things