“We can’t stop superblocks or sprawl, but we have to make space for life in between”
Aaron Betsky finds lessons for western city planners and designers in amongst the mega-blocks, privatised spaces and urban sprawl of Asian cities.
As a tourist and business traveller, I usually jet in and out of cities around the world, glancing at them from cars or buses as I try to figure out what they are or how they work.
But recently I had a chance to spend a fair amount of time studying urban life in one of them – Shenzhen – with some more care, and then took a series of long walks around a few cities in Asia and the Arab Peninsula, watching as urban life unfolded around me. I was part of the scene, rather than being in an automotive theater watching the city perform.
Read the Full Story HERE >>>> Source: Architect Magazine Aaron Betsky on what western planners can learn from Asia’s mega-cities