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What are the worst urban planning mistakes in history around the world?

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David W Bender

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Urban planning is quite a difficult task as it needs a lot of skills, techniques, ideas, and designs through comprehensive monitoring. Developing a metropolitan area is not always perfect, and there may be more or fewer defects in many areas. But, according to the recent survey of the world, the following places have been found to make the worst urban planning mistakes ever.  

1. Brasilia, Brazil

Being situated in Brazil, Brasilia has been shown to have many errors in urban planning. The city was set up in 1950, and the main inspiration was taken from an airplane. After waiting for long years finally, the architecture was built, but it lacked designs. So, it is not suitable for a large number of people to stay. But with the increasing population, the city is filling up with inhabitants, but the city lacks proper infrastructure. Even beauty has lost. 

2. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Though this city was designed with soft sand, clay and silt for having an awesome look and beauty, yet the protection and safety issues were not at all bothered. As a result,  a sudden named Katrina destroyed the city. The city was filled with floods, and there were no standard measures to control. 

3. Jakarta, Indonesia

This is the capital of Indonesia but not that much well planned regarding a city. The roads and transport routes are very poorly designed as a result of which cars and other vehicles from all over the town mess up in traffic, and the paths become full of hustle. People even blame for facing jam for about 400 hours while traveling. 

4. Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Again a city of USA but poorly designed and planned when it comes to the streets and layouts. There are a lot of one-way routes which meets at main roads for which accidents take place quite regularly. Safety issues are at high risk in this city. 

5. Dhaka, Bangladesh

Again a capital city but worst planned considered to its roads and intersections. The number of rickshaws, buses, bikes, motorcycles, and cows are increasing day by day, but the traffic condition is degrading. Again, most of the routes do not have lights too. Sanitation and water systems are not much developed.  

6. Missoula, Montana, USA

The city is named as “malfunction maljunction” as two grids cover the middle of the town and still now no steps have been taken to get rid of this problem. The streets are slanting, and the connection of the route breaks away from the central city. 

7. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Though it is the residence of a large number of people all over the world due to its growing economic condition, yet the planning of this city is not all rich. The skyscrapers and residential estates cover a large acre of land, and the layouts do not connect to the main routes. As a result, the city lacks required public spaces. 

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Kanika Tanu

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When you look around you will find many cities in various shapes and sizes and each one of them is unique. But despite that, not a single city can be called perfect. Although making an effort to cope with the constant changes sometimes breaks down, causing a problem for the city, just because of planning mistakes. 
One of the worst urban planning mistakes in history worldwide is “malfunction junction” of Montana USA. It was because of the fallout which happened between two real brothers taking care of the city development. In place of resolving the problem between them, they started constructing own grids from both sides respectively. It ended up creating converge right at mid of city and got the name “malfunction junction”. 
The next city in this context which we will surely include is Boston. If we take the example of Boston's streetscape, then we must say that it is completely atrocious. The city map is completely hampered due to random one-way lanes, complicated intersections and, all these together, make the city highly complicated to navigate. Aside to this city construction stands as a threat to public safety especially for the walkers, runners, and cyclists.
The next one is Jakarta. Although it’s the capital city of Indonesia still it’s not well-planned one. Here the roads, as well as the transport routes, are quite pathetically designed. Because of this car and other vehicles coming from different corners of town gets mess up badly in traffic. This, in turn, makes the paths full of chaotic hustle. The residents of this city always blame it as they need to face serious jam close to 400 hours when traveling annually.

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