This chapter examines the work of Le Corbusier, an individual famously associated with the use of science in urban planning. Through a deep reading of two of his works it aims to provide examples of the naturalistic logics that Le Corbusier used for justifying his plans for a radical re-planning of cities. I argue that in line with modernists at the time Le Corbusier conceived of life and biology as a machine, taking this concept and mapping it onto the city. I conclude by pointing out the blind-spots in his approach, identifying the ways in which his plans were radical and how his naturalism followed precedents described in previous chapters.
- Le Corbusier
- health and urbanism