A blueprint for city improvement
In Koen Olthuis' vision today's designers are an essential part of the climate change generation and should start to enhance their perspective on urban components to become dynamic instead of static. His solution called City Apps, are floating urban components that add a certain function to the existing static grid of a city. Using existing urban water as building ground offers space for new density, offering worldwide opportunities for cities to respond flexibly to climate change and urbanization.
This talk was given at TEDxUHasselt 2012.
About Koen Olthuis (NL)
Koen Olthuis studied Architecture and Industrial Design at the Delft University of Technology. In 2007 he was chosen as nr. 122 on the Time Magazine list of most influential people in the world due to the worldwide interest in water developments. The French magazine Terra Eco chooses him as one of the 100 green persons that will change the world in 2011.