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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Designing public space in the information age: Interview with Marco Lampugnani

Marco Lampugnani discusses with us the challenges of design for urban commons

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The spaces below: Freeways and highways for people?

“Big infrastructure” in our cities, has at times, literally and figuratively disconnected and torn apart people, communities and spaces. But some projects are turning things around by embedding activity and public life into the dark and unfriendly spaces below elevated highways and rail tracks.

Case Study: The under-side of Cape Town

by Robert Bowen
No side effect of modernism quite assaults the senses like an underpass.

No more downtrodden a hierarchy will you find in a modern urban planning scheme than the gloriously neglected afterthought that is the underpass.
IN HINDSIGHT: A FUTURE OF RAIL LINES AND MASSIVE FREEWAYS
Back when direct rail lines and massive freeways were the way […]