Monthly Archives: December 2012


Self-organisation: the case of Kowloon Walled City

December 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Kowloon Walled City, China is an interesting case that illustrates the process of self-organisation in urban development. Since 1898 the fortress-town of Kowloon found itself in a state of diplomatic limbo as a result an ongoing feud between the Chinese And English governments. Previously, I argued that Jane Jacobs and Walt Disney both advocate a bottom-up oriented urban planning that focused on the needs of city’s inhabitants. While this point of view […]