Reimagining the Mother City: ‘Counter Currents’ in Cape Town (via Encountering Urbanization)

This is one of the best books on the urban situation of the “rest of the world’ where “New Urbanism” is for the rich elites in their secure New Urban ‘lofts’ and it really exposes the need for more inclusive vision of what it takes to encourage and believe in a resilient city as the truth is we don’t design cities – they emerge…It is definitely worth reading.

Reimagining the Mother City: 'Counter Currents' in Cape Town Edgar Pieterse, director of the African Center for Cities and editor of Counter Currents presents in this recent volume on Cape Town, South Africa "a radical project of optimism, bringing into collision the work of architects, planners, scholars, poets and sculptors to explore new possibilities for the city's self-image." In Miranda Iossifidis' insightful review of the book on Global Urbanist, she discusses Pieterse's hopes that this volume can p … Read More

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