I just joined but have been watching the forums for quite some time. I am very interested in city planning but know very little about it. I am a student at University of Toronto, live in Montreal the rest of the year, and well... that's about it.
I wanted to ask here, is anyone notices and can answer, is the planning of cities like Rome, London, etc. (cities that have been around for quite a while) very much different to the planning of more modern cities like say New York or Toronto? I tend to prefer the lay out and atmosphere of older cities and someone said it was because they have a more random set-up, but I was under the impression that they were just as planned as modern cities only with a different end in view... if anyone has some sort of an answer, or even some information I can follow up I would be most greatful.