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The City Of Tomorrow

Author : Carlo Ratti
ISBN : 9780300221138
Genre : Science
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Since cities emerged ten thousand years ago, they have become one of the most impressive artifacts of humanity. But their evolution has been anything but linear—cities have gone through moments of radical change, turning points that redefine their very essence. In this book, a renowned architect and urban planner who studies the intersection of cities and technology argues that we are in such a moment. The authors explain some of the forces behind urban change and offer new visions of the many possibilities for tomorrow’s city. Pervasive digital systems that layer our cities are transforming urban life. The authors provide a front-row seat to this change. Their work at the MIT Senseable City Laboratory allows experimentation and implementation of a variety of urban initiatives and concepts, from assistive condition-monitoring bicycles to trash with embedded tracking sensors, from mobility to energy, from participation to production. They call for a new approach to envisioning cities: futurecraft, a symbiotic development of urban ideas by designers and the public. With such participation, we can collectively imagine, examine, choose, and shape the most desirable future of our cities.

Rivista J Reading N 1 2018

Author : Gino De Vecchis
ISBN : 9788833650623
Genre : Social Science
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IN QUESTO NUMERO: Sirpa Tani, Hannele Cantell, Markus Hilander, Powerful disciplinary knowledge and the status of geography in Finnish upper secondary schools: Teachers’ views on recent changes · Cristiano Pesaresi, Davide Pavia, Multiphase procedure for landscape reconstruction and their evolution analysis. GIS modelling for areas exposed to high volcanic risk · Guy Mercier, Esquisse d’une théorie humaniste du lieu · Giorgia Iovino, Urban regeneration strategies in waterfront areas. An interpretative framework · Donatella Privitera, Sandro Privitera, Laboratory as experiment in field learning: An application in a touristic city · THE LANGUAGE OF IMAGES (Edited by Elisa Bignante and Marco Maggioli) Cristiano Giorda, Giacomo Pettenati, Visual geographies and mountain psychogeographic drift. The geography workshops of the Childhood and Primary Teachers Education course of the University of Turin - MAPPING SOCIETIES (Edited by Edoardo Boria) Laura Lo Presti, Maps In/Out Of Place. Charting alternative ways of looking and experimenting with cartography and GIS - GEOGRAPHICAL NOTES AND (PRACTICAL) CONSIDERATIONS Bruno Ratti, Geographic Knowledge. Paradigm of Society 5.0 - TEACHINGS FROM THE PAST (Edited by Dino Gavinelli and Davide Papotti) M. Aurousseau, The Geographical Study of Population Groups with comments by Maristella Bergaglio, Re-reading The Geographical Study of Population Groups by M. Aurousseau

The Routledge Companion To Urban Imaginaries

Author : Christoph Lindner
ISBN : 9781351672689
Genre : Architecture
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The Routledge Companion to Urban Imaginaries delves into examples of urban imaginaries across multiple media and geographies: from new visions of smart, eco, and resilient cities to urban dystopias in popular culture; from architectural renderings of starchitecture and luxury living to performative activism for new spatial justice; and from speculative experiments in urban planning, fiction, and photography to augmented urban realities in crowd-mapping and mobile apps. The volume brings various global perspectives together and into close dialogue to offer a broad, interdisciplinary, and critical overview of the current state of research on urban imaginaries. Questioning the politics of urban imagination, the companion gives particular attention to the role that urban imaginaries play in shaping the future of urban societies, communities, and built environments. Throughout the companion, issues of power, resistance, and uneven geographical development remain central. Adopting a transnational perspective, the volume challenges research on urban imaginaries from the perspective of globalization and postcolonial studies, inviting critical reconsiderations of urbanism in its diverse current forms and definitions. In the process, the companion explores issues of Western-centrism in urban research and design, and accommodates current attempts to radically rethink urban form and experience. This is an essential resource for scholars and graduate researchers in the fields of urban planning and architecture; art, media, and cultural studies; film, visual, and literary studies; sociology and political science; geography; and anthropology.

Social Change And The Coming Of Post Consumer Society

Author : Maurie J Cohen
ISBN : 9781317246213
Genre : Business & Economics
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Consumer society is an unquestionably complex social construct. However, after decades of unremitting dominance there are signs emerging that it is starting to falter, both as a coherent and durable system of social organization and as a strategy for societal advancement. Debates concerning how we can transition beyond present energy- and materials-intensive consumer society are beginning to gain greater salience. Social Change and the Coming of Post-Consumer Society aims to develop more complete appreciation of the relevant processes of social change and to identify effective interventions that could enable a transition to supersede consumer society. Bringing together leading interdisciplinary experts on social change, the book identifies and analyzes several ongoing small- and modest-scale social experiments. Possibilities for macro-scale change from the interlinked perspectives of culture, economics, finance, and governance are then explored. These contributions expose the systemic problems that are emblematic of the current condition of consumer society, specifically the unsustainability of prevailing consumption practices and lifestyles and the persistence of inequalities. These observations are summarized and extended in the final chapter of the book. This volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of sustainable consumption, sustainability transitions, environmental sociology, and sustainable development.

Smart Cities Big Data Civic Hackers And The Quest For A New Utopia

Author : Anthony M. Townsend
ISBN : 9780393082876
Genre : Computers
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Traces the root of modern, sprawling megacities to advances in information technologies throughout the twentieth century and discusses how these advances can inform and improve the future of human settlements.

The Naked Future

Author : Patrick Tucker
ISBN : 9781591847700
Genre : Mathematics
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The deputy editor of The Futurist magazine discusses the impact the increased use of computer-aided forecasting will have on everyday life, cataloging the possible benefits and potential abuses of predictive analytics over the next decade.

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