Intra-city interchange


Urban growth is surging worldwide, such that currently, more than half the world’s populations dwell in cities. Globally at least twenty city regions have populations in excess of 10,000,000 inhabitants. The traditional city is being replaced by the global city region in terms of governance, trade, communications and spatial organisation.


Aggressive expansion in these global city regions presents structural challenges to researchers and policy makers in the 21st century. Internal communications remains fraught in theses global cities relying on the internal combustion engine to power machines which facilitate human movement and the transport of goods and services within the city complex. Logistics of the intra-city (within the city) transport systems produces phenomena such as the multi-level highway intersection in order to ostensibly resolve and improve problems and inefficiencies within these systems.


These attempts to ameliorate inefficiencies within the transport system bring with them negative conditions; primarily a concentration of atmospheric pollution and a risk of secondary inefficiencies caused by breakdowns of free movement. Land on which these structures are built ios deemed undevelopable consequently land within and around them is relatively cheap.


The forlorn intra-city interchange, a disregarded and excluded landscape of a rational futurism, establishes the possibilities for new and emergent programmes available for insertion within the complex geometry of the intra-change structure.


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