We live in a world of cities in an increasingly urban planet. Cities are the new engines of the global economy with the potential to be the main actors leading the fight against climate change, inequality, and poverty. The past was once organised by periods of empires and nation-states, but as we now look to the future, we see a world shaped by Supercities.
Our cities, which often have limited economic resources and political power, have to address formidable challenges. Thus, we have chosen to refer to this generation of cities – the leadership, creativity, and shared vision of which can help develop initiatives and projects of significant impact – as Supercities. The Supercity has succeeded in understanding its own nature and the components of excellence needed as a basis to define its own urban profile, activate projects, and stimulate networks of cooperation.
What Others have Said about Supercities
"The relationship between urban planning and landscape planning is entering into a new phase, with the chance to improve the overall quality of planning through meaningful cooperation. Landscape architects stand ready to contribute to such interdisciplinary efforts, which ultimately can result in a better built environment. Territorial Intelligence offers an integrated vision of both city planning and landscape architecture."
Martha Cecilia FajardoPast President of the International Federation of Landscape Architects
"I was really excited by the idea of preparing a publication with such a broad and comprehensive overview of contemporary cities. The professional world should be grateful for this courageous attempt to structure and analyse this subject. I expect that Territorial Intelligence will be an important contribution to enhance the awareness of space and time among our fellow professionals."
Jan VogelijPast President of the European Council of Town Planners (ECTP)
"The authors are keen observers of contemporary issues in urbanisation. In this book, they reaffirm the fundamentals; cities remain as both works of art and functional entities. Nevertheless, new concerns confront the modern urban world: citizen participation, renaissance, sustainability, intelligent territories, and the relentless expansion of city regions. Well-travelled, the authors deal with these topics through first hand experiences."
Liu Thai KerFormer CEO and Chief Planner of the Urban Development Authority (Singapore)
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