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Sensing the 21st Century City: The Net City Close-up and Remote



Sensing the 21st Century City: The Net City Close-up and Remote

David Grahame Shane (Editor), Brian McGrath (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-02418-8 December 2005 128 Pages


Will cities exist in the next century? Or will everywhere be urban? Contemporary communication and transportation networks allow for greater urban dispersal, yet cities continue to centralise great densities of activities and innovations. What form will the 21st century city take? And what role will architects and urban designers take in shaping the future form of the city? The sensing of the city -- remotely and up close -- addresses an immense variety of issues, relating to the problems and complexities of contemporary and future urban design.
  • 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.

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Editorial Helen Castle.

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.