If the place to go for a walk and see people in a city is the mall, it is a sick city. In the best cities like Manhattan, Paris or Madrid, people go to public spaces. A city’s public space should compete with shopping malls on quality and security.
Enrique Peñalosa on public space problems in Latin America.
(translated from Spanish)
In harmony with the will of heaven our strengh is irresistible
No corporates. We only accept boutique retailers. Keep things nice and local. Christchurch’s ‘The Tannery’ project on their entrance criteria for retailers. But as New Zealand’s third most-populous city continues to recover from the earthquakes that turned much of it to rubble three years ago, it’s a different story elsewhere. (via thisbigcity)
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