Sensing the 21st Century City: The Net City Close-up and Remote (Architectural Design)

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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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The 21st-century city - defined by the duality of mass migrations to cities and continued sprawl - provides innumerable challenges and opportunities for architects, designers and planners today. Rapid environmental changes require scientific monitoring as forests and farmlands depopulate further; vast informal, self-organised urban settlements develop in the absence of master planning; and hyper-nodes monitor and influence everything through networked communications, media images, foreign aid and military might. Remote sensing and hand-held devices combine to create just-in-time delivery of design and planning services. These have the potential to shape and manage, as never before, vast interconnected ecosystems at local, regional and global scales. Close collaborations with scientists, decision makers and communities incite architects to realise new communication and networking skills. As the architect’s role is transformed into that of a designer of the form of information, flows and processes rather than master planner, they will become the critical actor shaping the cities of this millennium.

Presenting specially commissioned features on Dubai, Cochin, New York, London, Washington, DC and Barcelona, this issue of AD platforms emerging voices in architecture, science and planning. It also presents penetrating treatments of important aspects of the topic by specialists, such as geophysicist Christopher Small and US Forest Service social ecologist Erika Svendsen, and contributions by established urban designers and architects.

About the Author:

Brian McGrath is an architect and co-founder of urban-interface, a collaborative group exploring the relation between multimedia and urban design. His project Manhattan Timeformations (2000) has received many awards from international arts, architecture and science organizations. He teaches at Columbia and New School Universities, New York and Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.

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.

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