MIT's Adéle Naudé Santos, Dean of Architecture and Planning, speaks with Edie Lush at Hub Davos

January 26, 2012 posted by DesignIntelligence

MIT's Adéle Naudé Santos, Dean of Architecture and Planning, speaks with Edie Lush at Hub Davos

Dean Santos discusses her concerns for rapid urban development and the future of urbanism. She's keenly concerned about the fact that we are building 'mega-cities' in India & China and that the pace of development is speeding up while environmental pressures are increasing.

Meanwhile, people are only productive when they have a decent place to live, and we're not always building an environment that promotes this.

In China, the high rise slab/apartment & tower sprawl that exists - single use (living only rather than mixed use - living/shopping/working) is incredibly destructive to the environment and unpleasant to live in. We need to be thinking now about the legacy we're leaving for the future.

Post Comment

City in the Sky

Jul 6, 2012

DI.net RSS Feeds

Research Support