In a rapidly growing urban world, slums and informal settlements provide shelter for a sixth of the planet’s population and unless effective action is taken they are likely to become the most common form of dwelling on earth by 2030.
Parallel to this lies another inconvenient truth that architecture as a profession is affecting no more than 5% of what is built every year around the world.
This sounds like the loudest call for Architecture to re-assume its political content and broaden its field of action, or to eventually accept, as a discipline, its irrelevancy in facing new and inevitable urban challenges.
Id love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below. How can we address these urban conditions and how do we make a difference?