Marco Lampugnani discusses with us the challenges of design for urban commons
‘This is a city haunted by the past, nostalgic for the future and unable to live in the present.’ This opening message demonstrates the polemic of Rotterdam, the Netherlands’ ‘second city’.
The world is undergoing the largest wave of urban growth in human history. For the first time in history, more than half of the world’s population is living in towns and cities and the number of urban residents is growing by nearly 60 million every year.
At the 2012 Design Indaba Expo in Cape Town, the 2014 World Design Capital stand has been one of the key