Vishaan Chakrabarti speaks to the creeping sameness besetting cities around the world and asks how we can reverse this trend in order to build cities of difference – cities that respond to local communities, local climates, and local construction methods.

“We could build such spectacular cities that we could disincentivize sprawl and actually protect nature. We can grow cities that are high-tech, but also respond to the timeless cultural needs of the human spirit. I’m convinced that we can build cities of difference that help to create the global mosaic to which so many of us aspire.”

Vishaan Chakrabarti designs and advocates for a sustainable, attainable, and equitable urban future centered around human connectedness.

Date Added: 18 January 2021