History is full of failed attempts to create the ideal town. How did Chandigarh buck the trend?

Nice story by BBC on history of ideal cities most of whom have failed:

Of all the world’s ideal cities, Chandigarh has done remarkably well, offering striking monumental architecture, a grid of self-contained neighbourhoods, more trees than perhaps any Indian city and a way of life that juggles tradition with modernity. While history tells us ideal cities are mostly best left on paper, Chandigarh – perhaps one of the least likely – appears to have succeeded against the grain.

 

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