- Raul De Maio
How can we think about a city
I don't know if this should be an "idea", a "Question" or an "Issue" topic.
Perhaps you will say that what i say it's obvious but in this world -and in my city- it's not.
Some times the best way to solve a problem is change how we think it (cfr. Mathematics)
We normally think a city as a set of different elements: girls, men, children, dogs, houses, offices,cars, streets, hospitals, food and everything you can think or need.
You know perfectly there are a lot of urban problems. Traffic is one of them.
I (and many people before me, for example Saverio Muratori "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saverio_Muratori" or "http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saverio_Muratori" and Louis Kahn) suggest you think of the city as a single organism, a "human" body in which everyone has a role: streets are veins, bus,metro,cars,bicycle are blood and people is oxygen; the town hall is the brain, supermarkets stomachs and the landfills is the rectum.
Can this idea useful to think and solve some urban problem? What do you think about it? And what is your concept of cities?
(I hope i was clear enough ;P)