Some Rules of Advocado Planning

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  1. Never Build a Town in a Forest
Schiltach

2. Never Build a Town in a Floodplain

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Schideam

3. Never Build a Town on Top of a Hill

Motovun

4. Never Build a Town in Beautiful Countryside

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Bath

5. Never Build a Town on the Coast

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Oia

6. Never Build a Town in Front of A Beautiful View

Wengen

7. Never Build on Agricultural Land

Gokayama

8. Never Build a Town on Steep Slopes

Positano

9. Don’t Build Tall Buildings in Small Rural Towns

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Andalucia Albabama

10. Don’t Build Towns Requiring New Roads or Infrastructure

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Ronda

If there is ANY proposal for a large strategic site you will get a laundry list of natural assets that it will harm. Human civilization has been built on overcoming these challenges. Clearing forests, building on lowest bridging points etc. It is the natural settings of these places which create the finest towns and cities on the planet, as well as creating the economic conditions upgrading of land and local markets which more than overcome the disadvantages, whether draining of polders in the Netherlands or the massively productive agricultural land in Japan. Places shape their surroundings and successful places shape their surroundings.

This is not to say you should rip up the rules about where development should go. But they should be treated as in many cases be amenable to good design, only where there are irreplaceable natural assets should it be a firm no.

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