The urban age has been a long one. However, the expansion and spread of urbanization since 1900 is unprecedented. At the start of the twentieth century, only sixteen cities in the world had populations of one million people or more. By the year 2000, this number had swelled to 417. In 1950, only one city in the world had a population of over ten million people; today, there are 19 megacities.
Jeffrey Hou ist Associate Professor und Chair of Landscape Architecture an der University of Washington, Seattle. Seine Arbeitsschwerpunkte liegen in den Bereichen community design, design activism, critical urbanism, and Placemaking sozialer Randgruppen.Ken Yocom