Changing Towns


The predictions are that by 2050, 80% of the planet's inhabitants will be town-dwellers. Even so, the frenzied urbanization that has characterized recent decades has triggered a number of problems word-wide, both social and ecological. Nowadays, we ought to be asking ourselves if planning can be improved. By closely studying the specific needs of populations in South African shantytowns, developing basic organic agricultural centres in Cuba, and creating Eco-friendly neighbourhoods in China, some businessmen have succeeded in changing the face of urban life.