High-rise buildings emerge through fog covering the skyline of Doha, a city where traffic, a lack of pavements for walking and cycle lanes add to daily stresses. Photo: EPA

High-rises, congestion and shanty towns: are we building cities for residents or developers?

Jonathan Power says that city planners and leaders need to focus on constructing the type of metropolis that emphasises liveability, not high-rises

Topic |   Urban planning

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High-rise buildings emerge through fog covering the skyline of Doha, a city where traffic, a lack of pavements for walking and cycle lanes add to daily stresses. Photo: EPA
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