But you haven't really heard what I think the solution isIt's funny that we often agree on the state of things, but we almost always disagree on the causes and solutions
I love simple, beautiful and detailed architecture yet practical!
I can advice you to read about Hassan Fathy a very famous Egyptian architecture who talked about all this issues way before anyone else did!
He explains in detail about all these issues you are thinking about.. you would love this man I certainly do!
When I listened to his interviews and read his book it was like he spoke what is in my heart.. look him up
anyway I need to sleep all these picture damaged my brain before going to bed!!!
One last thing that really, really annoys me at least in Tripoli those huge pavements gaps/edges sometimes they are like 50cm high!!!! like whyyyyy?