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Is there a perfect city? Well, according to a story on BBC, we now have a model for the ‘perfect city’ that will surely give other cities some goals to achieve. The city in discussion is Chandigarh which was named the perfect city in the whole world by BBC in a story titled “Is this the perfect city?”

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This article featured the entire journey of Chandigarh from the time of its planning to where it is now and seemed to be clearly smitten by the city. So much so that it even mentioned Chandigarh as the only city that has stood up with time and has become an ideal city. In fact, certain examples such as India’s Fatehpur Sikri and Italy’s Palmanova were cited too in comparison to Chandigarh’s development that seemed to be promising cities but eventually died down. The story named Chandigarh as the most modern, peaceful, prosperous and greenest city and one that juggles tradition with modernity and has done remarkably well in terms of monumental architecture and neighbourhood.

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Given its historic importance and fair share of struggles in establishment, Chandigarh has come a long way and has given other cities some serious goals to catch up to.