Apotheosis of the street

It is quite remarkable that we here in Southern Africa are walking around with second-hand blinkers from the West (and harness from the Western financial institutions). Repeating the mistakes that have been made in the West and behaving as puppets on the strings.

I'm being harsh, as I have seen so many interesting planning initiatives in countries not so Western-orientated. Maybe a change will come with the now necessary closer partnership with Eastern countries - let's hope so, as they often have more feasible alternatives to Western zoning, functionalism and overblown rationality - giving space for more traditions of importance.

When I decided to elaborate on the street and its proper development, I can hardly (for this region in Southern Africa) prescribe the same solutions as ethnocentric urbanists in the West are doing, as they are basing their main experience from old European cities. So, I turn my eyes elsewhere.

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