The colonial legacies of our cities: tackling the modern myth of Le Corbusier

   We navigate the city as passive inhabitants, moving from one organization to the other, one order to the other, from brutalism to neoclassicism. Systematically we fail to critically engage with our surroundings. We walk by St Paul’s Cathedral, by the British Museum or the V&A. We see their grandeur, their overwhelming amount of detail….

Land ScarCITY: The Challenge of Urban Land-Constraint

With an unprecedented urbanisation rate, cities of the 21st century are facing a new set of challenges. Some cities face basic resource scarcity or are required to constantly adapt their infrastructures because of high population growth. Given the high number of coastal cities, many are, or will be, impacted by the effects of climate change….

Editorial: Urban Perspectives: Understanding the City’s Challenges

For our second issue, we wanted to offer a broad perspective of 21st century urban challenges. In 2007, for the first time in our history, the majority of the world population lived in an urban area and this urbanisation trend is showing no sign of slowing down. As a matter of fact, the near totality…