Cities of tomorrow
Infrastructure Channel dedicates its August 2018 issue to urban models taking shape in various parts of the world, as a result of local historic, cultural and environmental features.
Independent writer, journalist and researcher Toby Vogel analyses the Arabian model (in particular the cases of Dubai and Masdar City in the United Arab Emirates and Neom in Saudi Arabia) where the challenge is to build new cities in the desert, supply them with water and attract into them an active and capable population.
Former Reuters and Wall Street Journal reporter Giada Zampano describes the Far Eastern model (in particular the cases of Liuzhou Forest City in China and Hai Phong in Vietnam) where the challenge is to grow green areas in densely inhabited zones and to tackle pollution and climate change.
International marketing strategist Patrizia Marin draws a comparison between these two models, and the Euro-American world where the challenge is regenerating derelict parts of urban agglomerations.