"African Town Planning; The way forward" by the Irish Savant
has this guy gone too far?
The Irish Savant: African town planning: The way forward
Now it’s been almost universally agreed that the typical western decentralised, auto-oriented suburban model has been a failure, especially with the soaring cost of oil. This model has lead to the sundering of traditional neighbour and family relationships, as well as bearing a terrible environmental cost.
The alternative calls for pedestrian-centred neighbourhoods with primary social and economic facilities within a five-minute walk, with a commitment to re-establishing the relationship between the art of building and the remaking of community. This should be accompanied by the elimination of large-scale commuter travelling, which in turn calls for locating work within the community. However, the solution cannot be by way of the massive neo-Stalinist tower blocks that disfigure so much of the ‘advanced’ world’s landscape.