|Re: City Plan of Athens||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Jenny Guy (jenstermeistergmail.com)|
|Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2020 11:04:11 -0700 (PDT)|
I think it's this, available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VelFkGje-Tw On Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 4:46 AM Sharon Villines <sharon [at] sociocracy.info> wrote: > There is a wonderful documentary on city planning in Athens — how the > planners designed the city to express and reinforce their democratic > values. The center of the city was a large common space — as large as 6-8 > football fields. They used hectares for the exact measurements which I > have not a clue about and since it was a British film, I’m not even sure > what kind of football. But basically the commons was very big. And there no > church or palace in the center. > > Around the center were homes — now just foundations — of equal size built > on a grid. To stress equality, the homes were the same size. > > I found this on Amazon Prime Video and haven’t looked around to see where > else it can be found. It’s not impossible that some libraries have it. Or > it may be on the BBC website. > > Building the Ancient City: Athens. 2016. "How city planning reflected and > supported the open government." BBC. > > No, the democracy didn’t include women or slaves, but it was very strong > and thoroughly argued and expressed in the city governance. > > Sharon > ---- > Sharon Villines > Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC > http://www.takomavillage.org > > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://L.cohousing.org/info > > > >
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