Saturday, 4 July 2009

Urban Design

Having spent two days last week at the Mast Site Design Enquiry I have just returned from a short break in Milan where I saw some of the best classical and some not so good urban design. The best is in the formal squares and the Galeria shown in the photo, where even the McDonalds reataurant added to the ambiance. The not so good is the stret clutter with moped and scooters left just about anywhere, the shortage of green space and the graffiti. The food we ate was fantastic athough at just over one Euro to the Pound pretty expensive and an indication of why many people will be holidaying at home this year.