Shaping Our Cities to Serve Our Social Needs
Increased urbanization, busier schedules, and a mounting reliance on technology mean that speed and efficiency are often the forces that determine how we navigate our way through the city. Does this devotion to peak productivity mean that we are losing out on the cooperation and collaboration that have sustained us for centuries? In “Emotional Cityness” Maria Nicanor asks if public spaces and the built environment should be designed to better accommodate human interaction, and whether we need to mold our cities to be more responsive to our social and emotional needs.
[Top Image: What We Want, Sao Paulo, T39, 2006 by Francesco Jodice]