The arms of the city where I live are spreading outward, its fingers filling green spaces and taking over smaller buildings. Skyscrapers are slowly reaching skyward in the neighbourhood I live in, as can be testified by the signs announcing the erection of condos in our street and beyond.
As city planners work on the plans for our streets and accommodation, they change the landscape of our environment. We look out of our windows and see grey and glass buildings reaching towards the sky, blocking out the sun and the view a of blue sky. As we look out from our balcony, not much of nature’s green bounty is seen. Instead we see the hint of other people’s lives that they leave outside on their balconies that others can see.
The urban design I live with everyday is not a beautiful sight; but it is a sight that I have had to grow accustomed to.
What urban design do you experience everyday? The design of the city, or the one of the suburbs?
(This post was inspired by Jake’s prompt: Urban Design)
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013