It is time to fill in the gap left vacant by fleeting city thinkers. It is time to take a position on how we want to live in the future. It is time for a visionary city.
Our cities are in crisis and their futures depend on architects and urbanists who are willing to look beyond today’s realities to chart the direction for our increasingly urban world. From individual dreams and compromised idols, to the leisure bubble and fragmentation. From crippling bureaucracy and risk assessment psychosis to economic crisis, ecoabsurdity, fashionable poverty, repetition, preservation mania and antiseptic visions of the future, contemporary city design is full of obstacles standing in the way of visionary thinking.
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