Speculations on a Good City - BUDDlab3
20 February 2012
BUDDlab Volume 3 is now available for download.
The BUDDlab series documents a variety of explorations of the MSc BUDD and illustrates the necessary juxtaposition of field research practice and critically reflective reading and writing.
'Speculations on a Good City' represents the written output of the master's BU1 Module 'Transforming Local Areas: Urban Design in Development' and follows two previous volumes on fieldwork in Wales and Brescia during BUDDcamp.
From an abundance of visions the volume presents a selection of essays, which together capture the varied perceptions of what a ‘good city’ might be, what values of a city are worth highlighting, which existing cities might serve as ‘good’ examples, and what concepts and design strategies may yield a ‘good city’. While not all reflections are case based, specific cases include Rosario, London, Santiago, Las Vegas, Sao Paolo and Edinburgh.