How do you define urbanism to a complete stranger? London studio’s Martin Savage wonders if we should even try to brand landscape architecture, town planning and urban design together when the disciplines embody such an array of skills and talents and for such different environments.
Francis Glare acknowledges the tremendous pressure on cities with an apparent rural exodus that is driving migration and challenging city planners with the task of delivering bigger cities quickly, but wonders if rapid urbanisation produces good places to live and the great cities of the future.
Manchester studio’s Rodrigo O’Malley asks if our current housing crisis is, in many aspects, a reflection of our professional failure to critically engage with space and society.
Head of Urbanism Francis Glare looks at how our experience of working in India is informing our masterplans with an emphasis on infrastructure and retrofitting and lower density neighbourhoods.