In Inventing Future Cities, Michael Batty explores what we need to understand about cities in order to invent their future. Batty outlines certain themes—principles—that apply to all cities.
Author: Michael Batty
Publisher: MIT Press
Category: Political Science
How we can invent—but not predict—the future of cities. We cannot predict future cities, but we can invent them. Cities are largely unpredictable because they are complex systems that are more like organisms than machines. Neither the laws of economics nor the laws of mechanics apply; cities are the product of countless individual and collective decisions that do not conform to any grand plan. They are the product of our inventions; they evolve. In Inventing Future Cities, Michael Batty explores what we need to understand about cities in order to invent their future. Batty outlines certain themes—principles—that apply to all cities. He investigates not the invention of artifacts but inventive processes. Today form is becoming ever more divorced from function; information networks now shape the traditional functions of cities as places of exchange and innovation. By the end of this century, most of the world's population will live in cities, large or small, sometimes contiguous, and always connected; in an urbanized world, it will be increasingly difficult to define a city by its physical boundaries. Batty discusses the coming great transition from a world with few cities to a world of all cities; argues that future cities will be defined as clusters in a hierarchy; describes the future “high-frequency,” real-time streaming city; considers urban sprawl and urban renewal; and maps the waves of technological change, which grow ever more intense and lead to continuous innovation—an unending process of creative destruction out of which future cities will emerge.
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Author: Gilchrist, Alison
Publisher: Policy Press
Category: Social Science
There is growing recognition in practice and policy of how networking contributes to the vitality and cohesion of community life and civil society. The well-connected community provides theoretical insights and practical guidance for people working with and for communities. This updated edition takes account of the changing political and economic context, including rising social inequalities and community tensions. It considers new approaches to well-being, such as social prescribing and the use of social media for local and global organising. This model of community development explains and promotes networking as a skilled and strategic intervention and provides recommendations for good practice.
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Fortunately , in my view , the art of inventing future cities is not just the work of
isolated genius , but a part of a cumulative social exercise , like science . Past
experience in engineering and technology , in social organization , and in human
Lim turns the environment into an instrument for inventing fictional space and
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Author: Barbican Art Gallery
A survey of contemporary architecture and urban development showcases the most influential works of sixty seminal and rising architects, in a volume that is complemented by essays on how their contributions have reflected the industry's efforts throughout the past half century. Original.
INVENTING FUTURE CITIES. MIT Press. Megacity is typically one with a
population of over ten million people. Kuznets, Simon. 1973. “Modern Economic
Growth: Findings And Reflections”. The American Economic Review 63 (3): 247-
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
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cinematic cities . ... British documentary films ( 1935-52 ) depicted not only the
process of urban planning but also the planner responsible for inventing the future city .
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Many more single elderly people will require housing within reach of main
services in the future . Cities and towns will play a big role . Inventing new
housing ideas to help single people feel less isolated and closer to support is
critical to social ...
Author: Anne Power
This report examines four inner neighbourhoods in two northern cities that suffer from low demand, incipient abandonment and severe depopulation. It attempts to uncover the causes of abandonment, describe the struggle of those living through the experience and assess attempted remedies.
PEND E N C E D A Y SPECIAL City Lights Our cities must keep inventing their future . Or they ' ll have none . We need a vision of ecolate cities . By Shiv
Vishwanathan metropolis . They can think of sustainable agriculture . They
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careers or relationships . Moving On refers to the inner growth that is taking place
as she explores options , changes perceptions , and considers the choices she
Author: Marilee Zdenek
Explains how to improve one's perception of one's self, situation, and future, describes the process of visualization, and tells how to identify and obtain one's goals
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Over a span of more than four decades , the period covered in Inventing the Future , the men and women of our industry ... we can spur economic growth ,
raise standards of living , and improve the quality of life in our cities and on this
Author: F. Clifton Berry
Publisher: Brassey's Incorporated
Category: Technology & Engineering
Illustrates and details some of the technologies that have revolutionized the way of life, giving the history behind each event and its impact on current technology.
The Industrial Revolution replaced a feudal land - based , agriculturally - driven
world with a dynamic world of cities , factories , industrial labor , trade and capital
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prospects for economic opportunities and ... of infrastructure and urban services ,
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Author: Sergio M. FigueiredoPublish On: 2019-11-08
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May: 58–62 (Part II). Batty, Michael. 2018. Inventing Future Cities. Cambridge,
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Author: Sergio M. Figueiredo
Increasingly the world around us is becoming ‘smart.’ From smart meters to smart production, from smart surfaces to smart grids, from smart phones to smart citizens. ‘Smart’ has become the catch-all term to indicate the advent of a charged technological shift that has been propelled by the promise of safer, more convenient and more efficient forms of living. Most architects, designers, planners and politicians seem to agree that the smart transition of cities and buildings is in full swing and inevitable. However, beyond comfort, safety and efficiency, how can ‘smart design and technologies’ assist to address current and future challenges of architecture and urbanism? Architecture and the Smart City provides an architectural perspective on the emergence of the smart city and offers a wide collection of resources for developing a better understanding of how smart architecture, smart cities and smart systems in the built environment are discussed, designed and materialized. It brings together a range of international thinkers and practitioners to discuss smart systems through four thematic sections: ‘Histories and Futures’, ‘Agency and Control’, ‘Materialities and Spaces’ and ‘Networks and Nodes’. Combined, these four thematic sections provide different perspectives into some of the most pressing issues with smart systems in the built environment. The book tackles questions related to the future of architecture and urbanism, lessons learned from global case studies and challenges related to interdisciplinary research, and critically examines what the future of buildings and cities will look like.
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