Fascinating article about urban planning. In China. Optimistic, too. China is where some of the west's most innovative and forward-looking architects and urban planners are working. Among them is William McDonough + Partners. McDonough has a lot of interesting things to say. Modernization. Solarization. Ecological sustainability. The merging of opportunism with the nurturing instinct of ecological and social systems. Creating templates for cities based on the cradle to cradle protocol. Good stuff. Even better, McDonough is turning ideas into reality with forward-looking, ecologically-aware Chinese authorities and developers.
Don't know about you, but I'd not before come across the term: cradle to cradle protocol.
More about that here.