Designing a cityscape to be proud of

There is a lure, a fascinating pull, that draws us to visit particular cities of the world. Rich with culture and history, these cities, both small and large, draw us in, where the impressive facades of buildings captivate us in their construction, period style and fine details.

Whether you have an appreciation for architecture or not, this act of gazing over remarkable structures is one that unites us all. So it is strange, then, when we have all of these beautiful cities around the world to learn from, that our own city of Brisbane isn’t crafted with this is global magnetism in mind. It was this idea that was floated by local architect and urban designer Peter Edwards at TEDxBrisbane this year.

While Brisbane’s architectural past is significantly remembered for the tearing down of city cornerstones, the positive outset from this is that we are building a new city, a modern cityscape – giving us the chance to create our ideal globally minded city. Facilitated by our climate, Peter discusses how we can create architecture that engages our aspirations for how we would like to live publicly – transforming urban spaces into landscapes that celebrate the beauty of our city and its almost-perfect weather.

Image via Archipelago Architects.


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