Without a strong urban core, our cities dissolve into the abyss of sprawl and unending disintegration of place.
Strong density within the city center allows for a sense of ownership within the population. A strong core describes our values and sustained equity, for our values can not only change our way of life, but also our physical wellbeing and built environment.
Public monuments in our cities perpetuates a positive initiative to create a sense of place. These four places are irreplaceable and iconic, all while telling a story of the history of Paris.
Iconic buildings are imperative to a successful sense of togetherness, yet it is the spaces in between that holds everything together.
Existing built environments can become stagnant and lack sustenance, especially in the historical context of the streetcar-suburbs held within many main city boundaries. Our future neighborhoods will need to grow from within older districts with progressive equity in mind for all.