- # Social
- # Environment
- # Economy
Great cities are challenged with great problems. One of them is gentrification caused by mass tourism. Venice, Barcelona, Havana and many other great cities are becoming theme parks, and are no longer places to live in. Economic gain is weight against human values and those are confronted with the power of money and social fragilities which yet did not earn a price tag.
Architecture well set in the political, social and economic reality is able to find ways of reinventing connections and addressing said problems. Future models of development will find every step of the process from designing to building, living and working equally rich in tools that may grant the city and its inhabitants the necessary power to oppose outer forces harmful to the area’s social cohesion and well being and at the same time still allow for the economic potential of tourism to be harvested while invited on healthy terms, both for the visitor and the host.