Sensing the 21st Century City: The Net City Close-up and Remote
- Pulls together work by architects and urban designers at the forefront in their utilisation of remote sensing and telecommunications tools.
- Provides concise and accessible information on new scientific theories and technologies for a general architecture and urban design professional and student readership
- Features spectacular satellite and night-time light imagery
- Includes critical discussion on the politics of mass media and urban morphogenesis -- who will be the actors in shaping and designing the future of cities?
- It will have an interdisciplinary appeal - of interest to a wider audience of urban studies and future studies in general.
Introduction Brian McGrath & Grahame Shane.
Centrally Located/Worldwide: Johannesburg Emmanuel Pratt.
Korean Cyber-Bangs: Seoul Rodrigo Guardia.
Million-Dollar Blocks: Wichita, Kansas Laura Kurgan & Eric Cadora.
Intense Multiplicity: Bangkok Mark Isarangkun na Ayuthaya.
Urban Remote Sensing: Global Comparisons Christopher Small.
Before Satellites: Favelas as Self-Organising Systems: Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo Elizabeth Blum & Peter Neitzke.
Urban Field Guide, Baltimore, Maryland: Applying Social Forestry Observation Techniques to the East Coast Megalopolis Erika Svendsen, Victoria Marshall & Manolo F Ufer.
Beyond Great Walls: Inner Mongolia Jan Leeknegt.
Surfactant Systems: A Survey of the Transcontinental Gas Pipeline from Houston to New Jersey Petia Morozov.
Technopoles & Biotopes: Upstate New York Alessandro Cimini & Ignacio Lamar.
Urban Simulacra: London Michael Batty & Andrew Hudson-Smith.
Info-Forum-The Dreaming Wall: Milan Antonio Scarponi.
The 21st-Century Welfare City: Aalborg & Copenhagen, Denmark Hans Kiib & Gitte Marling.
City of Wilderness - Rethinking the European Citta Diffusa: French/Belgian Border Els Verbakel & Elie Derman.
Squatting Geometries - Guerilla Barcelona Jose Luis Echeverria Manau.
With Satellites: Dubai & India Keller Easterling.
Shrines & Satellites: Doshi's Aranya District, Indore Krystina Kaza.
Cochin, India: Notes from a Nerve of the World May Joseph.
Circling Around the Multi-National City: Sillicon Valley, New York & New Delhi Kadambari Baxi.
National Security Sprawl: Washington DC Deborah Natsios.
The Ecology of the Artificial - Parkways, GPS & the Internet: Washington DC Eugina Vidal.
Just-in-Time Planning: New York & Houston Michael Kwartler.
The Future of Long Island: New York Michele Bertomen.
Interior Eye: The Boutique Apartment Craig Kellogg.
Building Profile: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2005 Jeremy Melvin.
Home Run: Albion Wharf Stephen Archer.
Practice Profile: Piercy Connor Lucy Bullivant.
McLean's Nuggets: Will McLean.
Site Lines: The Peace Hotel Edward Denison.
Book Review: The Book That Would Be a City Colin Fournier.
Grahame Shane trained as an architect at the AA School in London in the 1960s and completed an M. Arch in Urban Design and a PhD in Architectural and Urban History at Cornell University in the early 1970s. Since 1985, he has taught at Columbia, where in the 1990s he was part of a team that reformulated the Urban Design approach of the university. In April 2004, John Wiley are publishing his book, Recombinant Urbanism; Conceptual Modelling in Architecture, Urban Design and City Design.