SPUR Exhibition Opening – Grand Reductions

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Many of the ideas that have most influenced the design of cities have been expressed through simple visual statements that have become iconic distillations of values, policy agendas and ideologies — touchstones in the visual lexicon of urban planning and design. Grand Reductions, at the SPUR Urban Center gallery, investigates the visual culture and iconography of city planning and the impact, for better or worse, of these ideas on the shape of communities in the United States.

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