Shaping Greener Third World Growth

Shaping Greener Third World Growth

One of the challenges of these younger economies is to meet its rising demand without falling prey to overflowing speculation that can inflate the speed of building out new urban centers. The desire to attract investment has to be tempered with the time it takes to create viable plans for incorporating buildings, streetscapes, infrastructure and public space. This is an area where we are low on precedents. Tempered expansion in the developing world for the creation of great, new urban space is not often realized (if ever). Whether it is new explosive growth in China, oil boom towns in North Dakota, expansion in Mumbai or even construction in cities like Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the speed of realization has created cities that are fragmented, irrevocably car dependent, short on public space with pedestrian access and deficient in infrastructural programs. All to often new build...

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