Starting in the 60's, era of the automotive, the city has faced heavy disruptions.
Pedestrian districts, reconquest of industrial and railroad scrapyards, urban renewal programs, "new" cities and lots have been entrelaced to give birth to a phenomenal and unpredictable extension of the public domain.
Beside that, customs of the contemporary city have exploded. The strict movement of goods and persons is from now on override by other practices, political, social, cultural or related to leisure and not expected before. The street becomes a theater for new behaviors, with the urban cultures taking on the power once held by the centralized state when it comes to the processes of building a city.
It belongs to us to study these habits, to anticipate them too, to design a city that listens to its inhabitants. A progressive and open city. Just like a landscape.