domingo, 9 de maio de 2010


Para judar à reflexão sobre o destino da cidade, vale a pena ler o que outros pensam. O artigo completo do Financial Times está aqui.

"The metropolis inspires awe and fear but also desire – it attracts and it repels. But with an estimate from the London School of Economics that 75 per cent of the world’s population will be urbanised by 2050 – compared with 50 per cent today – the future of the city is the future of the world. (...)
But these big cities have their own problems. Paris has failed to integrate its working-class estates beyond the Périphérique ring road, while Manhattan has become so gentrified that it is now largely a place for the wealthy. Berlin, meanwhile, is cheap and bohemian, but not quite a world city, its wonderful self-deprecation embodied in its catchphrase “Poor – but sexy”."

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