This article was published in Spéciale'Z No.4, a publication by the Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture in Paris. It describes a vision on how to optimize the use of ever scarcer public and personal space in the Western world. This vision is theoretically built upon the concept of 'Shared Space', the views of Lefebvre's Trialectic and illustrated with descriptions of the functioning of the Indian street. This concept is used to look at the research question from a broader context, to place the observations on the Indian street into a specific spatial conception and finally, to link them by drawing up the idea of the city as a productive landscape.
Spéciale'Z is a bi-annual architectural critique in the broadest sense of the word with changing themes and contributors.