Understanding the Planning and Redesign of Healthy Cities in the Visual Age
What people want or think they want is conditioned by their past, their intuition, imagination and ambition. What people want for their future is a critical directive for politics. Visual understanding will play a critical role in the planning, design, and implementation of places and spaces that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. This seminar will introduce participants to a visual preference process and ask each participant to help reimagine what cities and regions of the 21st century could look and feel like. We will study a range of proposals and plans from cities worldwide that characterize livable cities, and incorporate environmental sustainability, new forms of mobility, mixed use green buildings, vertical gardens, and new public places. The politics and financing of implementation, and mental and physical health will be discussed. During the final session of the seminar, participants will be asked to present their visions for cities of the future.