Climate change, overcrowding, and economic straits have all combined to make our cities, as they're currently thought of and designed, untenable.
Which means that architects and policy members have to rethink our strategy of how to shape the city—both buildings and urban space alike. Part of this entails that we make do with the standing infrastructure that we already have. Preserving and rehabilitating the aging relics of global cities proves to be a way of saving energy while enabling newer methods of architectural planning.
Projects such as the High Line have kickstarted a new age of urban regeneration, with initiatives from Tel Aviv to Philadelphia attempting to replicate it success on their own turf. When it comes to urban transformation, size does not matter- the subtleties of thoughtful urban projects shine through at every level.
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