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By Carol J. Burns, Andrea Kahn

One of many developments in 20th century structure and making plans has been to denigrate and forget about the positioning, or better context (both actual and social), surrounding a construction or set of structures. Focussing on Le Corbusier's designs, website issues offers that first thought of concept and vocabulary for the inevitable response opposed to Modernism in making plans, starting within the Nineteen Sixties and swelling in the course of the Nineteen Eighties as architects and planners alike constructed a brand new appreciation of web site, reincorporating the broader context into their plans. Theoretical essays and empirically grounded items mix to supply the language and conception of this re-emergence of web site, taking a look at Le Corbusier's designs, modern suburbs, and the making plans agendas concerned on the global alternate heart web site. Groundbreaking and cutting edge, website concerns presents invaluable concept and vocabulary for planners and designers.

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But this is a landscape of desolation and despair. The grid of subdivision is broken by greed and a modicum of justice. 2 Claiming the Site: Evolving Social–Legal Conceptions of Ownership and Property Harvey M. Jacobs When we think and talk about “the site,” allowing the concept to form in our minds, we associate it with two ideas. The first is the idea that an isolatable site is owned, and that ownership is identifiable. Whether the ownership unit is a private or public entity (an individual, corporation, government, or some combination of these) is immaterial; what matters is the assumption that a legal someone has control over the site.

This is where the idea of mineral rights, water rights, and air rights going with physical ownership of the land is articulated. In most Western countries, and most especially the United States, land is conceptualized, fictionalized, as a bundle of rights—or, as it is commonly discussed in the legal literature, a bundle of sticks. When one owns land, ownership refers to more than the possession of the physical soil within a defined set of boundaries. For the purposes of the law and the economy, ownership means the possession of a recognizable, fungible bundle of rights.

8 The clause does not tell us precisely when a takings has occurred, it does not define a public use, and it does not explain what constitutes just compensation. In fact, it doesn’t even tell us what is considered private property. S. 9 In addition, and perhaps just as important, is that the on-the-ground reality in colonial America, pre- and postindependence, was something less pure than either of the polar positions. Something akin to what we would recognize as land use and environmental regulation was common.

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