Reimagining Suburbia: What if the world’s greatest architects began looking beyond the city limits?


“Recently, (Renzo) Piano assigned six young designers on his staff to work on a suburban renewal initiative. The research project … studies experimental and low-cost ways to repair the frayed tissue of cities’ outskirts. In a recent interview with National Public Radio, Piano explained that the suburbs are where most people live, yet they are badly neglected. Suburbs “are not beautiful, of course; they are not well treated,” he said. “But they are the future of the city; or they are the city of the future, if you prefer.”

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