Some of the visionary cities proposed earlier clearly were ahead of their times and had considerable influence on what has been built or what will be built in the future. We have already discussed La Citta Nuova (New City) by Antonio ...
Author: Kheir Al-Kodmany
Publisher: WIT Press
Drawing on the experience of several cities from different parts of the world, this text provides a global perspective on the urbanization phenomenon and tall building development, and examines their underlying logic, design drivers, contextual relationships and pitfalls.
Asking questions about the distant future of an entire city, home to over 8 million people, is a good example. It is relatively straightforward to ask how the city will change over the five decades between London 2012 and London 2062, ...
Author: Sarah Bell
Publisher: Ubiquity Press
London is one of the world’s leading cities. It is home to an extraordinary concentration and diversity of people, industries, politics, religions and ideas, and plays an important role in our highly globalised and tightly networked modern world. What does the future hold for London? Investigating any aspect of the city’s future reveals a complex picture of interrelations and dependencies. The London 2062 Programme from University College London brings a new, cross-disciplinary and highly collaborative approach to investigating this complexity. The programme crosses departmental boundaries within the university, and promotes active collaboration between leading academics and those who shape London through policy and practice. This book approaches the question of London’s future by considering the city in terms of Connections, Things, Power and Dreams.
Step 9: Be Okay with Starting Small Envisioning and then realizing a more promising future for a city, or even one urban neighborhood, is a daunting task. It's easy to get despondent at countless points along the way.
Author: Stephanie Meeks
Publisher: Island Press
"In The Past and Future City, Stephanie Meeks, the president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, describes in detail, and with unique empirical research, the many ways that saving and restoring historic fabric can help a city create thriving neighborhoods, good jobs, and a vibrant economy. She explains the critical importance of preservation for all our communities, the ways the historic preservation field has evolved to embrace the challenges of the twenty-first century, and the innovative work being done in the preservation space now"--Provided by publisher.
This is a book about cities – cities as the dominant form of human settlement for the future. It is about the transformation that cities are presently ... In 1950 New York was, with 12 million inhabitants, the largest city in the world.
Author: Stephen Read
This text focuses on cities as the dominant form of human settlement for the future, examining the transformation that is happening in urban connobations worldwide today. The last few decades have seen a rate of change and growth in cities that has never been seen before, resulting in giant metropoles with over twenty million inhabitants. This book tackles the causes of these changes, and looks at how the planning and design of cities can shape the urban future.
Author: Stamatina Th. RassiaPublish On: 2015-04-01
Sustainability and resilience are the basic “push” factors to shape future city development. The convenient means of communication and information exchange offered by recent matured technologies, such as ICT, cloud, IOT and RFID, ...
Author: Stamatina Th. Rassia
This book offers a wealth of interdisciplinary approaches to urbanization strategies in architecture centered on growing concerns about the future of cities and their impacts on essential elements of architectural optimization, livability, energy consumption and sustainability. It portrays the urban condition in architectural terms, as well as the living condition in human terms, both of which can be optimized by mathematical modeling as well as mathematical calculation and assessment. Special features include: • new research on the construction of future cities and smart cities • discussions of sustainability and new technologies designed to advance ideas to future city developments Graduate students and researchers in architecture, engineering, mathematical modeling, and building physics will be engaged by the contributions written by eminent international experts from a variety of disciplines including architecture, engineering, modeling, optimization, and related fields.
Smart City 2.0 as a Livable City and Future Market Chirine Etezadzadeh. 2. The. City. as. a. Place. of. Opportunity. 2.1. Challenges. Facing. Cities. What do people expect when they move to a city? As diverse as their motives may be, ...
Author: Chirine Etezadzadeh
Category: Business & Economics
The concept of a livable smart city presented in this book highlights the relevance of the functionality and integrated resilience of viable cities of the future. It critically examines the progressive digitalization that is taking place and identifies the revolutionized energy sector as the basis of urban life. The concept is based on people and their natural environment, resulting in a broader definition of sustainability and an expanded product theory. Smart City 2.0 offers its residents many opportunities and is an attractive future market for innovative products and services. However, it presents numerous challenges for stakeholders and product developers.
Its focus was the division and zoning of the city into separate areas for work, residence, recreation and central city functions. The future car society was welcomed by traffic separation, for instance regional highways and bypasses ...
Author: Mattias Höjer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book is an ideal complement to studies showing the potentially devastating ecological effects of climate change, studies trying to calculate the costs of climate change, and studies trying to identify the most pressing needs in preparing for the new climate.
How to awaken the vitality of the city? In an era of cities fully digitized, the definition for infrastructure refers to technology tools more than concretes ... This is the Future City backed by the new round of urban infrastructure.
Author: Lei Guo
Publisher: United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat)
Category: Business & Economics
This publication delivers an interdisciplinary approach from professionals and scholars working in government, the United Nations, academia, scientific research, and private sector. The purpose of this publication is (1) to raise awareness on new technological innovations and how these changes affect urban infrastructure and the quality of living of urban dwellers; (2) to enhance collective knowledge on different user cases of new technologies in cities and the potential benefits and risks; and (3) to call for collaboration and collective actions from all cities to smartly use and govern new tech solutions for a safer, more inclusive, and more prosperous urban environment. The launch of this publication coincided with the 10th World Urban Forum (WUF10), Abu Dhabi, 2020. Principal authors: Michael Keith, Jian Gao, Tao Zhou, Quanhui Liu, Hui Zeng, Mingxiao Zhao, Baolin Cao, Gerhard Schmitt, Jaideep Gupte, Saiful Ridwan, Harrison Simotwo, Pietro Visetti, Keli Zhu, Hongshan Zhang, Shudong Cui, Yifan Li, He Jia, George Economides, Zhiyong Fu, Peter Scupelli, Jiajun Xu, Xinyue Wu, Haishan Wu, Lei Yin, Shantian Cheng, Deyi Wu, and Bingnan Yin
a Tech Noir Collection Neil Vogler, Simon Kewin, Milo James Fowler. Future City Blues a tech noir collection Milo James Fowler • Simon Kewin • Neil Vogler Table of Contents I. The Wrong Tom Jacks by Simon.
Author: Neil Vogler
Publisher: Stormcrow Books
A tech noir collection, containing the stories The Wrong Tom Jacks by Simon Kewin, Tripler: The Beginning by Neil Vogler and Doppelgänger's Curse by Milo James Fowler. The Wrong Tom Jacks by Simon Kewin Simms is a genehunter, paid by megarich collectors to track down the DNA of the famous for their private zoos. He's employed to locate the genetic code of Tom Jacks. But not the rock star Tom Jacks, just an unknown namesake. The job bugs Simms. Something about it is wrong. Someone is playing him. Problem is he doesn't know who or why. None of the illegal plug-in tech filling his brain is much use. The one person who can help him is also the one person on the planet who never wants to speak to him again. The last thing he needs is Agent Ballard of the GMA interrogating him about someone he's never even heard of. Someone called Boneyard... Tripler: The Beginning by Neil Vogler In the near future an impossible virus is giving people the ability to summon two identical physical copies of themselves into existence at any time and in any situation – sending them violently insane as a side-effect. They call the infected 'Triplers'. Harry Allwear is a specialist tracker, an experienced, highly-trained operative working for an international organisation dedicated to wiping out the Tripler menace. But after his latest mission goes badly wrong and a dangerous target gets the better of him, Harry regains consciousness to find his worst fear realised: he's been deliberately infected with the virus... Doppelgänger's Curse by Milo James Fowler A woman stalked by her double. A detective in over his head. In a city where the cops are on a mobster's payroll, private investigator Charlie Madison stands in the gap. When a wealthy young socialite asks him to help her catch a threatening stalker, he takes the case. But things aren't what they seem, and Madison has to act fast before he's framed for murder.
Detroit points to the conclusion that private led visions for the city are not enough. It would be a mistake to misread the current version of such a vision (Detroit Future City, 2012) as holding the key to civic resurrection.
Author: William J.V. Neill
Urban shrinkage is rising to the top of the political agenda in Europe as more cities are shrinking in the prolonged economic downturn we encounter. Coupled with unprecedented budgetary austerity and rapidly ageing populations, ‘stagnating’ and ‘shrinking’ cities have emerged as a key challenge for policy and practice for decades to come. Local actors need to find new ways of collaborating across sectors, agencies and disciplines to unlock opportunities for interventions that mitigate the worst effects of urban shrinkage and long-term decline. Future Directions for the European Shrinking City focuses on policy and planning interventions that can be taken by municipalities and their local stakeholders to tackle stagnation and decline. With case studies from a range of European countries this book proposes ways to tackle shrinkage through governance, policy, planning, social, economic and management interventions. Edited by William J.V. Neill and Hans Schlappa, this book is ideally suited for policy makers and practitioners in urban planning, regeneration, and economic development dealing with pressing spatial and socio-economic issues on a European scale.