Achieving prosperous local communities – physical connectedness is key (via The power of the network)

Is this reasoned approach applicable to the problems we face in African cities in the 21st century? Do these first world solutions adequately address the problems in Kigali?, Cape Town or Nairobi? Space Syntax argues they do.

Community prosperity means social, economic and environmental prosperity. Each of these dimensions is strongly influenced by the physical design of the places where people live. Physical design influences human behaviour, which in turn influences community prosperity. The most important aspect of physical design is connectedness. Connectedness can be measured scientifically. Its effects on societal wealth have been identified by UK scientific res … Read More

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