He credits this to the Semitic element in the population, as in Sumerian towns there is no trace of town-planning.
But they are natural forerunners of an interest in town-planning.
The town-planning of Pompeii is in the main trapezoidal, not rectangular.
In one city indeed, the greatest of all, no town-planning can be detected.
That method of town-planning now made definite entry into the European world.
It is unnecessary here to follow further the renaissance of town-planning.
In the first, Autun, the town-planning is explained by the establishment of the town full-grown under Roman official influence.
Professor King gives it as his opinion that here we have a deliberate attempt at town-planning on a scientific basis!
The children will think of it till bed-time and fall asleep in the happy throes of their first town-planning.
Rather later, a real system of town-planning, based on streets that crossed at right angles, became known and practised.