The 20th century gave us no shortage of new cities, including Brasilia, Canberra, and New Delhi. The 21st century is not far behind: in its first 17 years, we have seen the appearance of Songdo, Naypyidaw, Malmö, and Masdar City. Concern for the environment, innovative urban development systems, and business-friendly laws are just a few of the necessary prerequisites for new cities. How can cities be built “from scratch” and what demands should a contemporary megapolis meet?
Director of Strategic Planning and Design at AECOM
Mayor of Astana
Managing Director of Space Syntax
Founding Director of Atomik Architecture, based in London and Almaty
Partner, Senior Manager of Systematica Mobility Thinklab Srl
Urban designer, consultant in urban development, founder of Orchestra Studio Paris-St.Petersburg
Principal and President of Roger Bayley Inc. Personal consulting firm.
Executive Director 8-80 Cities, World Urban Parks, President of Gil Penalosa & Associates