The City of Tomorrow
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.
Matthew Claudel explains 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. He and co-author Carlo Ratti 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.
|The City of Tomorrow|
|How Microsoft Quietly Built the City of the Future
Darrell Smith speaks of how a small team of engineers at Microsoft were able to turn one of the largest corporate campuses in the world into a "smart campus" by refining the data-driven software to achieve energy and operational savings.
|Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Robots, Trusting Technology
As technology advances, a portion of our population cannot help but react with panic. Throughout our human history, as technology grows, so to has our fear as to where this technology will take us.
|Theory of City Form
This course covers theories about the form that settlements should take and attempts a distinction between descriptive and normative theory by examining examples of various theories of city form over time.