The Post-Industrial City
“Fifty years ago, reform of the inner city included not only reform of urban architecture but also reform of urban infrastructure…What is clear in 20/20 hindsight is that a declining inner city cannot be reformed by architecture alone. It is thus with a commitment to a new, fully modernized urban infrastructure that our contribution to the inner city…begins.” – Albert Pope
Cities Must Constantly Reinvent Themselves
As a reflection of the resilience and inventiveness of its constituent residents, cities evolve and change in order to thrive and survive. The post-industrial city is at such a moment in which industries of former economic dominance have physically shifted in global position. Radical economic planning choices and, as a consequence, physical planning decisions are critical for the longevity, prosperity and leading edge for cities all around the world.