Tran-City is a thesis offering a speculative design framework. The approach assesses the coordinates of a transition towards a more equitable future within urban settings.
According to the UN, 68% of the world’s population is expected to live in cities by 2050. This number emphasizes that the phenomenon of urbanization has not yet reached its peak. Tran-City investigates four major elements that contribute to a sustainable and regenerative future in cities: Transition, Resilience, Autonomy, and New Nature.
TRAN offers a guideline that aims to support urban projects, large and small, in order to minimize the prevalence of destructive and dysfunctional elements within urban settings.
By focusing on food, the thesis addresses a sensitive topic. Yet, the framework also moves beyond this emphasis and includes various ecological, cultural, social, and economic spheres that are to be considered when seeking to propel collaborative and transformative change in urban communities and collectives.