How can we make cities more livable, and integrate people better back into their urban landscapes? One such way is through developing innovative uses of architecture. Creative design also has the potential to address other problems that plague urban areas including climate change, inequality, and high housing densities.
This video showcases one strategy of urban regeneration in Durban- the Rivertown project. Revitialising a previously underused district in the city, the project uses design and pedestrian-friendly space to create an area for city residents to hang out in. Green-friendly spaces include an enclosed canal and pedestrian-only streets during certain times of the day. How could you make your city more accessible via design?
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