Can we create healthy cities that are also healthy for Earth?
How do we create a balance between human needs and environmental impact?
How do we respect the land(scape) and accommodate people’s needs and desires?
How do we accommodate and facilitate the Ecological, Social and Cultural Memory of the site while repurposing it for new uses?
What is the appropriate city building model after colonialism, capitalism and the pandemic?
“… this move represents a will to take African cities seriously in themselves – without first relating them to other (Euro American) cities, theoretical constructs, or a developmentalist agenda. For example, MYERS (2011) asks provocatively ‘What if the postmetropolis is Lusaka?’, reorienting our gaze away from New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Tokyo towards an ordinary African city.” (Erneston, Lawhon & Duminy 2014)
What are the components of an urban space which enable a power of giving life to everything – biodiversity, people, plants, animals, insects….?
How do we create urban spaces that people believe are safe after the pandemic?
Are public urban spaces still as relevant for urban life in the post-pandemic era?
What will be safe urban densities after the pandemic?
Virtual space vs physical space – is this the new normal?
How do we address S.L.O.A.P. (Space left over after planning) left over spaces, street spaces, squares, street corners, where people live, the space outside the door? Left over spaces and green structure – the relationship between buildable and not buildable land?