Working on the premise that urban growth is essentially organic, architect Neville Mars applies his radical new Evolutionary Planning methodology to make cities more efficient. Watch as Mars shares his work on eco-cities in China and his ingenious sustainability solutions for Mumbai.
Recorded at INK2013, Kochi, Kerala
Neville is a Dutch architect who has been active in China since 2003 as the head of the Dynamic City Foundation, an international research platform investigating hyper-speed urbanization. At his design studio, Mars Architects, Neville works on sustainable projects on all scales – from buildings and furniture to urban master plans. Working on the premise that urban growth is essentially organic, Neville has applied his radical new Evolutionary Planning methodology in response to China’s accelerated and pressured market conditions. His most fascinating projects include the new Sino-Dutch Ecocity in Shenzhen and an ongoing sustainability strategy for Mumbai with the BMW-Guggenheim Lab. Neville is a 2013 INK FellowView Profile