manufacturated landscapes

THE RADIANT CITY, 1991, American Place Theatre, NYC. A multimedia musical theater piece about Robert Moses effect on New York City created by puppeteer Theodora Skipitares.

Wheel of Power (photo) : A 12-foot Ferris wheel identifies each of the 12 unelected positions Moses held simultaneously in New York City and New York State governments.

sirlagsalotzzz  asked:

I'd like to pick your brain, what do you think will be some of the most important features of planning the urban landscape in the decades to come? Are there certain regions that will have unique issues or will the changes be similar across the board?

In my opinion, the big challenge, immediate and for the future is that as the population of cities continues to soar the cities that will thrive will be those that offer their citizens more than grey landscapes. If manufacture is not the engine driving development but talent and creativity you need to be able to attract top notch people to live on that city. People want to have all the commodities of a city but they want also want to participate in public life, enjoy green spaces and have a balanced life. 

Those goals need to drive the urban development combined with environmentally sustainable and economically viable strategies. 

Originally posted by flyngdream