July 17 Moses 12:45 - 13:45 | Strategy, Enviroment, Wellbeing
Egocentric City vs Ascetic City. Scenarios and Alternatives of Spatial Development
For all its complexity, urban planning and development at their core should be driven by a simple criterion of the citizens’ satisfaction with their life in their city. Is there enough space for me in the apartment? Is it convenient to commute to work? Are there grocery stores and restaurants close to my home? Do my kids breathe fresh air and is there enough green spaces in the city? For the cities these questions manifest themselves as decision crossroads: rise high or extend the territory, develop culture or commerce, build new parks or restore the existing ones.
- What are the criteria for urban planning in modern cities?
- How should the cities develop: rise high or expand?
- In what way new construction technology is linked to the quality of the urban environment?