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INTRODUCTION TO THE GRID
donkey‟s way is responsible for the plan of every continental city” , said Le
Corbusier in one of his books on urbanism. Just as a packed donkey meanders along,stops at intervals, zig-zags inorder to avoid larger stones or to gain a little shade, soalso is the organization and layout of a city.
However, man walks in a straight line and peels off from it at right angles when heneeds to, because he has a goal and knows where he is going. On a path wherethere are no obstructions, he would rather arrive by a straight path, than a crookedone.
This simple, rational order of pacing the land with streets at right angles to oneanother; feels the author, is the first step in settlement planning.