Reticular planning for expanding cities & economies of scale - with $ in urban rather than rural areas. #geography

Reticular planning for expanding cities & economies of scale - with $ in urban rather than rural areas. #geography

The work I’ve been doing in Nairobi with The World Bank has focused on implementing transit-oriented development (TOD) with a commuter train that runs along the border of the city’s two ecosystems. Since the city has expanded naturally onto the flat plain, the linear development of a mass transport system is helping transform the central structure of Nairobi into a linear one. From there, it will be easier to replicate those lines into parallel ones and build a reticular. But it’s important to note that we’re easing into the development of a reticular through a very strategic TOD project, rather than proposing to build a Metro-Matrix from scratch. You can’t change everything at once, and often the most difficult part of the process is overcoming the entrenched mindset of both politicians and professionals that metropolises must be circular. Implementing strategic moves can...

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