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Infographic: how 10 historical urban planners have shaped today’s cities.
In HQ here.
“Demographers dismiss warnings of ‘super-cities’” New Scientist, 10 July 1986.
Well, they just were wrong. Perhaps pre-1990s the global urbanization came as bit of a surprise to everyone.
"Recent claims by the United Nations that more than half of the world’s population will soon live in cities are dismissed as "unreal.""
Rapid urbanisation in Asia is destroying much of the region’s urban heritage. But as well as changes to the built environment, the intangible culture of the area is changing. So how can cities in Asia and elsewhere respect their heritage whilst continuing to evolve?
The missing city.
How does this history of our cities affect urban psychology? More on This Big City.
Sharon Gochenour on the psychology of designing spaces
How lots of cities used to be (and some still are!)
Stephanie Draper on how past urban challenges can influence future developments.
New building inside the shell of an old building on Artillery Lane in east London.