Conflicts of an Urban Age
Visit Arup Sydney’s gallery to view ‘Conflicts of an Urban Age’, an exhibition that invites you to explore the unparalleled social and environmental effects of the rapid urban growth being experienced in cities across the world.
Cities occupy less than 1% of global land but generate over two-thirds of the world’s economic output. They are the stage-sets for social opportunity and social inequality. While some cities are pioneering sustainable and imaginative solutions, many are not. New city forms are also emerging, with profound social and environmental consequences for billions of urban dwellers.
This exhibition, jointly organised by LSE Cities and the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft, highlights the spatial and social consequences of dramatic urban growth in cities across the world between 1990 and 2015. The graphics, data and commentary illustrate how Lagos, Ho Chi Minh City, Cairo, Chicago, Guangzhou and – new to this exhibition – Sydney, have changed over the last 25 years.
The show will feature a series of engraved panels with graphical studies of urban density and growth, a photographic response from renowned photographer Pablo Lopez Luz entitled Naucalpan, Mexico City (ca 2005) and a local Sydney photographic response to these issues. The exhibition aims to provoke thought and stimulate discussion around the economic, transport, environmental and social impacts of rapidly urbanising cities.
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Image: Conflicts of an Urban Age (installation detail), Arup.