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Mohsen Mostafavi on Ecological Urbanism

"Wheatfield —A Confrontation" by Agnes Denes, 1982). Source: Stroom

"We need to view the fragility of the planet and its resources as an opportunity for speculative design innovations rather than as a form of technical legitimation for promoting conventional solutions. By extension, the problems confronting our cities and regions would then become opportunities to define a new approach. Imagining an urbanism that is other than the status quo requires a new sensibility — one that has the capacity to incorporate and accommodate the inherent conflictual conditions between ecology and urbanism. This is the territory of ecological urbanism."

Mohsen Mostafavi, from "Ecological Urbanism," 2010

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