Every third Wednesday of the month This Big City and Future Cape Town host our #citytalk tweetchat. These discussions are always based around a theme related to sustainable cities, with last week’s chat asking how can we design better cities?
As ever, the discussion revolved around six questions (you can find the entire discussion right here) but one question got the most attention. If we’re designing better cities, who are we designing better cities for? Some of the most interesting answers are listed below.
As ever, if you’re interested in working with us on a future #citytalk, just get in touch!
— Nicholas Webb (@NickAndWebb) August 21, 2013
#CityTalk A3. For the residents, future urban-migrants & for the Earth. Clever cities are the front line of human sustainability.
— Andres de Wet (@AndresdeWet) August 21, 2013
— Ron Mader (@ronmader) August 21, 2013
A3. We usually tend to say for people, but sometimes design can be specific to different age and social groups. #citytalk
— Alejandro Echeverría (@thisbigcityes) August 21, 2013
A3. to say ‘everyone’ seems facile, need to actively prioritise those with less power and less voice #CityTalk
— Alison Killing (@alisonkilling) August 21, 2013
— mark morrison (@MDMuk) August 21, 2013
A3 #citytalk Cities also need to think beyond just people in their design. Biodiversity is also a user and contributor in the city.
— Ruth Massey (@Ruthtmassey) August 21, 2013
A3 – We should design better cities so the natural world can prosper alongside humanity #citytalk
— This Big City (@thisbigcity) August 21, 2013
A3 We’re building better cities for all of Earth’s inhabitants – human and nonhuman. #citytalk
— Renée van Staveren (@GlobalSitePlans) August 21, 2013
Top image via La Citta Vita