NonA Weekly: ENVISIONING OUR URBAN FUTURE TOGETHER
Dear readers and friends,
Trends in architecture are leaning towards community designs. Public spaces are becoming more complex as the years go on. Not only must architects consider the layout of a community, but everything that its members will need to thrive.
The best community architecture draws people in, giving them a real sense of ownership in their communities and the buildings they work, play, and live in.
1. FIVE PROJECTS THAT SHOW HOW WE’LL LIVE
This ARTICLE focuses on the future of neighbourhoods by presenting 5 different projects. From a village designed to operate as a closed-loop system to constructions in unexpected spaces, proofing that residential life could soon be changing.
2. NEW CHALLENGES MEAN WE NEED TO REIMAGINE THE LOOK OF URBAN LANDSCAPES
Imagining FUTURE cities has long been a favourite activity for architects, artists and designers. Technology is often central in these schemes – it appears as a dynamic and seemingly unstoppable force, providing a neat solution to society’s problems.
3. URBAN FUTURE WITH A PURPOSE
2020 was a critical year for cities and COMMUNITIES. The pandemic affected the core of our urban living, and local governments needed to react quickly to protect people’s lives and simultaneously look for the best approaches to handle the long-term effects of COVID-19.
4. THE SIX ATTRIBUTES OF FUTURE-PROOF CITIES
Developers can contribute to CITY SUCCESS by producing projects which facilitate the creativity, innovation and sustainable communities that are now in demand, while investors and businesses stand to gain from understanding which cities have the robust future-proofing qualities to attract and retain skilled workforces.
5. FUTURE COMMUNITIES: A PRIMER
Technology is reshaping our fundamental conception of place. We’re seeing the mainstream uncoupling of work and location for knowledge workers, the growth of megacities – particularly in Asia and the global south – and new forms of networks built initially online, facilitated by distributed ledgers and decentralised leadership. What does this mean for our COMMUNITIES?
6. THE ROLE OF URBAN DESIGN IN DEVELOPING COMMUNITIES
The research that underpins this PAPER is based in European city centres. As the 20th Century unfolded, many of these cities began to lose their identities. The international style of architecture and emphasis on urban roads, created a situation in which morphological, cultural and stylistic variations were bulldozed out of history – generating buildings and spaces that could be almost anywhere.
Stay creative and see you all next week!