Published in DASH #06 - Living in a New Past
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DorchesterLeon Krier & Ken Morgan

Since the 1980s, Prince Charles of Great Britten has been making prominent and controversial contributions to the debate about urban design and architecture. His explicit and occasionally aggressive attacks on the legacy of modernism
and on new developments have caused quite a stir. He expressed his vision in 1989 in a BBC documentary and in the book A Vision of Britain. He also took the initiative to develop a plot owned by the Duchy of Cornwall on the western edge of the southern English town of Dorchester. While traditional architecture and planning take centre stage here, ideas about participation and ecology inform the development as well…