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“Super-Island”. How a new way of organizing urban areas might lead to greener and more peaceful cities

There’s no pristine white sand and palm trees framing turquoise water on Ton Salvadó’s “super-islands.” When the Barcelona architect uses the term, what he’s referring to instead are chunks of city, in nine-block groupings, whose interior streets are closed to cars, forming pedestrian “islands” where foot traffic is king. The idea for super-islands first emerged […]