The wheel of time, the spur of city life, the growing/ multiplying city, spreading- spilling outwards like bacteria. Life for the human then, becomes a blur. How does one channel/ control the growing city?
The increasing population of the world has its undeniable impacts all over the world. In Le Corbusier's ' Towards a New Architecture', the option for building vertical cities has been discussed.
To keep the ratio of solid and void balanced, he proposes to lift the buildings on pilotis/columns, in order to achieve open public spaces.
In the 'Age of Humanism' by Robert Venturi, it has been proposed that cities be designed with an infrastructure based on a particular population number, and once the population grows beyond that, another city be designed and populated. This will help in having an effectual infrastructural system for each city.
But do these proposals serve as solutions to the problems of growing cities? What will be the impacts of a vertical city on humans. How many cities will be created? What effects will it have on the ecology?