FAST COMPANY: 4 Bold Scenarios for a Future Chicago: Reinventing the Windy City
Jeff Link interviews Conor O'Shea / Hinterlands Urbanism and Landscape for the Fast Company piece "4 Bold Scenarios for a Future Chicago: Reinventing the Windy City." Also featured in the article are PORT Urbanism, Design with Company, and Urban Lab.
"Phase two of his plan locates housing, retail, and intermodal transportation facilities alongside regional agricultural production settlements, so that shipping containers, rather than being returned empty to their countries of origin, can be filled with grains and sent back to emerging markets in Asia. 'I hesitate to even call them cities,' O’Shea says. 'I’m staunchly against the fetishization of density, density for density’s sake, going vertical. It leaves out so much of the picture, these vast, backstage infrastructure systems that support municipal commerce and can be designed.' "
Link, Jeff. “4 Bold Scenarios for a Future Chicago: Reinventing the Windy City." Fast Company. December 23, 2015. Online. https://www.fastcompany.com/3053887/4-bold-scenarios-for-a-future-chicago