"When you're locked in your environment, you're demands of it become much greater than they would have been. We have come to recognize how inefficient and deficient our cities are in terms of open spaces and parks and so on. If you could think of New York with Central Park extending from Battery Park all the way up to the Bronx, it would instantly become a friendlier environment. I think a third of urban space should be green."
Moshe Safdie touches on themes of density, identity, the public realm, new technologies, and the effects of the pandemic while speaking at Technion Israel Institute of Technology. Presenting an international range of projects with various contexts, Moshe speaks on designing specific to place and the importance of the built environment's relationship to nature. He expands on how these tenets of Safdie Architects are highlighted during a period of social distancing.