The Newsletter 63 Spring 2013

New Designs for Asia: Student Work from the Architecture Faculty, TU Delft

Gregory BrackenBart Kuijpers

Asia’s rapid and remarkable economic and political growth, and the region’s increasing importance in the world has led some to believe that future historians will be calling the twenty-first century the ‘Asian Century’. We are already beginning to see a shift from the centuries-old Atlantic-centred weltanschauung to an increasingly Pacific-centred one. One of the most important factors fuelling Asia’s remarkable growth is the region’s rapid urbanization. As a result, urban studies, and its sister science architecture, are important disciplines for anyone interested in trying to pragmatically direct this growth, and improve people’s lives in the process.

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