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Much ridiculed in the international press and surrounded by extreme mystique, Pyongyang and other cities in the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) seem to be for most, cities of aberration, of poverty, of repression and of delusional grandeur.Yet, for urban planners globally, Pyongyang is a wet dream come true. Many planners would wish to have a tenth of the decision making capacity that North Korean planners have. Pyongyang (and by extension other cities in DPRK) is unique today in that it is a city that has been completely planned with no community led organic growth, every aspect of the city has been planned for the optimal functionment of a deeply Confucian society.

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