We created a system that is now strangling our cities...
Traditional plan making is born of the Modern Period, when priorities were sanitation and housing for the poor. It has never been reconceptualised for the digital era. It is slow, bureaucratic and easily outdated. Is it still fit to deliver any ‘public good’?
A journey of European discoveries
I was there to talk about Smart Planning . I was interested in what Smart City experts actually thought of the opportunities to have a different, dynamic and real-time, urban plan. Well, I had lots of conversations, some sceptical nods and some wide-open ‘revelation’-style bright eyes. Not much further insights, however….