The prolific Prof Kongjian Yu, founding dean of the College of Architecture and Landscape at Peking University; who is also the founder and design principal of Turenscape has written a great many papers. Here are curated excerpts that best capture his thoughts.
Some people may think that our world, through our built infrastructure, is more connected digitally and physically than ever before: we have Facebook and WeChat on the one hand, and ubiquitous highways and pipelines on the other. But actually, the opposite is true. More than ever, we are disconnected from the communities we belong to, and we have alienated ourselves from our neighbours.