Imagine if you will the contemporary master-planned neighbourhoods of the western world. Planners seem to increasingly seek to "contain" and "channel" populations by controlling public and social spaces. Like a dense page of official writing with no margins, there is no space for the individual to "doodle" Ideas of inclusivity and social comfort go further to manage the social and behavioural characteristics that may emerge in any radical departures from the routines of home and work.Thailand still, I believe,ss offers a better sense of "place" and less of the fortress-like anonymous constructed world of the west . . .

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