Garden City Mega City: Rethinking Cities for the Age of Global Warming
Publisher: Pesaro Publishing Editors: Patrick Bingham-Hall ISBN: 9789814428064 Format: Softcover, 384pp, 200x250mm
Garden City Mega City is a proposal to save our cities, in order to save our planet. The growth of mega cities is destroying our planet, and it concerns all of us. City planning and construction is no longer the preserve of specialists, as the biggest decisions must be made by society at large.
This Tête Beche book presents the Mega City set of problems, and the second half provides a Garden City set of solutions. Garden City Mega City illustrates the depressing realities of life in the mega cities, and documents the ill-advised planning decisions that created such blighted environments.
But Garden City Mega City proposes an escape from what appears to be an inevitable fate, one of terminal dysfunction. Mega cities have been re-imagined as 21st century garden cities - dense and vertical, yet sociable and sustainable. The fundamental strategies and principles of these new garden cities are explained and illustrated, as are WOHA's large-scale prototypes - many already built.