Ecology, Design Patterns & the Self-Building City

While a resurgence in mixed-use development has contributed to more human-scale districts, Färgfabriken‘s Jan Ryden argues in a recent article for Volume, that it often lacks the diversity Jane Jacobs championed, driving up costs and limiting fine grain development. He proposes the re-application of Christopher Alexander’s design language to urbanism. The article critiques large developers but, ironically, this strategy could create new business opportunities for these very companies.

Dameun Kim

Dameun Kim is an urban planner. She aims to connect different aspects of city planning through her interdisciplinary experience in planning and engineering. Her interests in adaptation strategies to climate change and physical planning led her to Vancouver, after her prolonged expedition in three continents.

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