In the age of internet shopping, mobile phones and suburban placelessness, what does the role of the city become?
The City Within challenges conventional planning methodology and land use in a collage of non-material public amenity. Purposeful public space is layered over residential and commercial enterprise within a complex existing landscape of vacant twentieth-century infrastructure. Steep terrain provides opportunities for vertical public space and for a more complex grid of pathways to be embedded into the city. The exchange of non-material abstract goods is complemented by complex urban morphology to engage with the spatial intelligence of the urban citizen.