This is an awesome talk, particularly interesting for someone like myself who lives across Sydney and London. So much to take from this. I think most importantly are the Rogers' final principles for what he calls an 'urban renaissance':
- Intensification of exiting settlements on derelict land.
- Intensify buildings around public transportation.
- Quality of design of public open spaces and buildings.
- Encourage walking, cycling and public transport.
- Reduce greenhouse gases by 80% by 2050.
- Recognise that wealth distribution, climate change and quality of the built environment are critical issues.
- Combine architecture, planning and landscape architecture to a single degree.
Feature image courtesy Andrew Zuckerman.