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The Evolving Urban Form: Hong Kong | Newgeography.com

The Evolving Urban Form: Hong Kong | Newgeography.com | comple-X-city | Scoop.it

Hong Kong has experienced its slowest decadal growth in at least 70 years, according to the results of the recently released 2011 census. Between 2001 and 2011, Hong Kong added only 5.4 percent to its population, a decline of more than two-thirds from its 1991-2001 rate. Hong Kong's slowest growth rate since 1921-1931 was between 1981 and 1991, when 13.8 percent was added to its population. In previous decades growth had been much greater (Figure 1).


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The Networked Urban Environment

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Imagine never having to look for a parking space ever again. Imagine that from here on out, this problem is solved. Fast-forward to 2025.

 

Urban infrastructures are increasingly being equipped with sensors and other means of collecting information and channeling our everyday actions, from energy use to parking patterns, into software and networks that analyze data and act upon it. Cities--and communities-- are becoming “smarter” as “the internet of things” evolves. What this means is that more and more people and things, including parking spaces are becoming connected, allowing for better prediction models of traffic and energy usage thanks to real-time data flows, leading to better awareness of current resource statuses and more practical matters such as more dependable payment mechanisms.


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The Evolving Urban Form: Hong Kong | Newgeography.com

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Hong Kong has experienced its slowest decadal growth in at least 70 years, according to the results of the recently released 2011 census. Between 2001 and 2011, Hong Kong added only 5.4 percent to its population, a decline of more than two-thirds from its 1991-2001 rate. Hong Kong's slowest growth rate since 1921-1931 was between 1981 and 1991, when 13.8 percent was added to its population. In previous decades growth had been much greater (Figure 1).


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Foleyroom | Mandelbulb animation

An audiovisual soundsculpture, reacting to the sound of Amon Tobin's Foleyroom, at Milwaukee Art Museum. Animation and coding in After Affects with Mandelbulb3D.

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New Dissertation: The city as interface. Digital media and the urban public sphere | Curating the Academic World of Collaborative Media

New Dissertation: The city as interface. Digital media and the urban public sphere | Curating the Academic World of Collaborative Media | comple-X-city | Scoop.it
New Dissertation: The city as interface. Digital media and the urban public sphere The main concern of this study is the future of the urban public sphere. It investigates various scenarios that... (RT @enablingcity: The city as interface.

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This may lead to two different (non-exclusive) scenarios that enforce a broader trend in which people sort themselves out geographically, that is: people are more and more keeping in touch with people who share a similar identity or particular goal. Citizens may use digital media as ‘filters’ that allows them to find the spaces where they are likely to meet people who are similar to them. Institutions may use these same technologies to target particular audiences and make places more attractive to them, or even to exclude access to those who do not belong.

A second scenario also builds upon a broader geographic trend that has been called ‘Living Together Apart.’ This is a development in which various urban publics live in and use the same geographic areas, but do not interact much. An example is found in the former working class turned migrant quarters near European inner cities that have become gentrified over the last decades. Local working class people, young professionals and migrants share the same neighborhood. A Turkish coffee house might be located next to a designer coffee bar. They are geographically close, but are separated by a large symbolic distance. The filtering mechanisms of mobile media could enforce this scenario. The chaotic experience of all those different worlds on top of each other becomes ‘navigable’ and ‘inhabitable’ through the use of urban media that help users locate those microvariations in space that are relevant to them.

That, however, is only one part of my findings. Urban media also have the affordance to create a public sphere in new ways. Urban media can create a new type of platform that can bring forth collective issues around which publics can organize. Data from various sensor networks can be mapped to, for instance, show the air quality or energy use of a city. These mappings can become a condensation point around which publics start to organize themselves. In addition, the use of urban media can be used to make individual contributions to such communal issues visible. This could mean that it becomes easier to turn resources into a ‘commons’, a communally used and managed resource. First examples of these are the bike and car sharing schemes that have sprung up in various cities around the world. There is a chance that the communal use and management of these practical collective issues could lead to the formation of publics around these issues that bring together people from various backgrounds. I have shown how ‘open data’ initiatives could perhaps play a similar role. These too could create new platforms on which urban publics can form.

At the same time I have also argued that the introduction of a new platform by itself is not enough for a public realm to come into being. To function as a public realm, platforms need a program that provide one or more functions that will attract citizens from various backgrounds. This is true for physical spaces as well as for urban media platforms. Studies have shown that digital platforms can enhance the sense of a local community or public in a particular neighborhood, but that this does not happen by itself.

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Start with Universe | The Buckminster Fuller Institute

Start with Universe | The Buckminster Fuller Institute | comple-X-city | Scoop.it

Throughout history, human civilizations have been guided by interpretations of the cosmic order. Our ancestors observed patterns in nature that profoundly influenced their beliefs and behaviors, enabling them to anticipate and synchronize with the cycles of life. By paying close attention to the world around them, countless generations developed reciprocal relationships with environments that enabled them to survive and thrive.

 

Today, modern technologies enable us to manipulate our surroundings in extraordinary ways. Yet they also isolate us, encouraging us to take the life-sustaining systems of our home planet for granted as endlessly exploitable resources and economic externalities. As specialized sciences increasingly seek to reduce existence to its component parts, the universe has seemingly been diminished to little more than physical properties, isolated interactions, and mathematical laws.


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A VILLAGE BY THE SEZ: THE DAFEN SAMPLE OF CHINA’S URBANIZATION

A VILLAGE BY THE SEZ: THE DAFEN SAMPLE OF CHINA’S URBANIZATION | comple-X-city | Scoop.it

A territorial network can work at different scales and contexts. This is the case of Dafen, a village on the outskirts of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone. Through the essay by Jiang Jun, the diagrams by Underline Office, and the images of photographer Haibo Yu we understand the territorial strategy and building network of this town known for its replication of masterpieces and popular oil paintings.

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Beyond Smart Cities: It's Really All About the People | Opinno

Beyond Smart Cities: It's Really All About the People | Opinno | comple-X-city | Scoop.it
Greenfield explained that in the 20th century Optimum Control Theory became the way people planned cities: one ideal answer for a problem. He was critical of the Smart City solutions offered by tech giants such as IBM and ...

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TechCrunch | A City Is A Startup: The Rise Of The Mayor-Entrepreneur

TechCrunch | A City Is A Startup: The Rise Of The Mayor-Entrepreneur | comple-X-city | Scoop.it
On stage at last month's Le Web conference Shervin Pishevar, a Managing Director at Menlo Ventures, stated "The World is a Startup." It's an interesting perspective and I think what's true for the world is also true for countries, states and cities.
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Urbanistica ecologica _ ecologic urbanism

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A Londra una mostra mette insieme paesaggio, giardinaggio ed energie rinnovabili: ed è targata Italia | Artribune


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AA - inter10 - 2010-2011 - Self-Organising City v1.0 -- Network Oasis

This year Intermediate 10 explored the notion of oasis as a model of urbanisation within the context of the emirate of Abu Dhabi. While engaging with the eco...
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Symposium on Computation for Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism (Videos & Slides) | Form Follows Performance

Symposium on Computation for Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism (Videos & Slides) | Form Follows Performance | comple-X-city | Scoop.it

“The aim of the first symposium on computation for sustainable architecture and urbanism is to discuss information-based approaches that augment design processes and decisions towards sustainable buildings and cities.
To increase the impact it is important to develop methods and strategies that go beyond mere imagery, to identify fields where information technologies can contribute towards a more sustainable building stock.”

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Code/Space: a Book

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Code/Space research is examining the new spatialities and new modes of (spatial) governance and empowerment enabled by the development and adoption of software through an exploration of the dyadic relationship between software and space; how the production of space is increasingly reliant on code, and code is written to produce space. In so doing, we are developing a set of conceptual tools for identifying and understanding these relationships, illustrating our arguments through rich, contemporary empirical material relating to different spatial spheres and everyday activities (travel, home, work, consumption). The principal concepts we detail are transduction and automated management. Through the concept of transduction we theorise space and spatialities as ontogenetic in nature, as constantly in a state of becoming. Software, through its technicity – its ability to do work in the world - transduces space; enables space to unfold in multifarious ways. We formulate the concept of automated management to think through the various ways that new software systems survey, capture and process information about people and things in automatic ways and make judgements algorithmically without human scrutiny.

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Blueprints of the cosmos

The relationship between the unified field & the collective unconscious. How sound and cymatics suggest a morphogenetic blueprint for the material world. Relates to complexity/chaos theory, stigmer...
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Anthropocene: Why You Should Get Used to the Age of Man (and Woman) | Ecocentric | TIME.com

Anthropocene: Why You Should Get Used to the Age of Man (and Woman) | Ecocentric | TIME.com | comple-X-city | Scoop.it

The cover package of this week’s TIME—which should still be on newsstands—detailed the 10 ideas that are changing your life. What kind of ideas, you ask? Well there’s the living alone as the new norm—which I totally get, having mostly lived alone since graduating school, and almost always by choice. There’s the rise of the nones, those Americans who have spiritual inclinations but refuse to belong any specific religious denomination. (I get that, too, as a lapsed Catholic who just read The Posture of Meditation and ordered a yoga cushion off Amazon Prime.) There’s one about food that can last forever, while still tasting good. (For what it’s worth, I have Thai takeout chicken curry in my refrigerator that dates back to the summer.) And there’s black irony, which is different—but not that different—from black comedy.

 

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Megacities as sites of change

Megacities as sites of change | comple-X-city | Scoop.it
Guest bloggers sound off on solutions for the future. Eight change accelerators in energy, mobility and design start the conversation, and you join in.

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Megacities are our future: There are more than 20 megacities in the world today and by 2025 there will be around 30 of them. They are home to more than 10 million people and sprawl for hundreds of kilometers. Their projected rapid expansion by the middle of this century will drive our economies and shape our lives. But they are not carefully designed superstructures; instead, they are aggregations of building developments that spread like weeds over already stressed infrastructures. Megacities offer the greatest opportunities and challenges for humankind in the 21st century as they exist at the interface where urban systems meet technology to support human development.

 

With the appropriate infrastructures supporting them, combined technologies can form qualitatively new kinds of engagement between buildings and the megacity environment. An exploratory project between Astudio architects and AVATAR examines the potential for upgrading the environmental performance of entire buildings in situ. The structural bones of buildings are kept in place and pruned as fit for purpose frameworks, without having to displace existing inhabitants, which are then re-wrapped with living facades. These are the next generation of functional vertical gardens that are colonized by microorganisms and life-like chemistries that assist with the lifecycles of buildings being able to process waste and make biofuels using local resources.

Architecture does not need to be limited by inert surfaces, which create a barrier between people and the environment but could directly engage the surroundings through active interfaces which act as vast synthetic soils. These might be maintained under surveillance by smart microfluidics monitoring systems and robotic gardeners. A taste of these dynamic geotextiles can be experienced in the architectural installation Hylozoic Ground, a finalist for the Katerva Award insustainability. This jungle-like technology is a prototype for living building surfaces that combine cybernetics with smart chemistry. The immersive, evolving technology offers a responsive framework for a new kind of architectural experience that senses people and the environment and whose principles may be applied in other contexts, such as gardens. Hylozoic Ground could even offer its inhabitants positive emotional experiences similar to being close to nature.

The grand vision of achieving positive human development in the 21st century will require effective coordination between disciplines, institutions, cultures, and geographical regions. The pressing concerns that affect us all are many and varied—and would require humanity to perform at its very best to secure a long-term partnership with this unstable earth that is our home.

 

 

 

Questions:

What are the challenges to developing and implementing a global vision of positive human development?

How can developed countries best transfer knowledge to the Global South?

How can combined technologies in cities help address significant social inequalities?

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Thinking About The Universe On The Larger Scales

Thinking About The Universe On The Larger Scales | comple-X-city | Scoop.it

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Building a Bionic City: Sci Fact or Sci Fiction? CPD Lecture, February 2012

Design Scientist and futurist Melissa Sterry's presentation 'Building a Bionic City: Future Science Fact or Science Fiction?', for the CPD CIOB sponsored event at the THINKlab at the School of the Built Environment at University of Salford, February 9 2012.

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EVRYTHNG - Every Thing Connected

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EVRYTHNG is a software engine for creating Active Digital Identities. These are unique online profiles for products and other objects to make them part of the Web. Now every physical thing can be digitally connected.

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Tracy Metz – Nature is an Agreement « NextNature.net

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BAKU ECO-CULTURAL MASTER PLAN

Asymptote Architecture's ecological improvement proposal for the capital city of Azerbaijan features a new cultural causeway linking its historic district to...
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A Bold Vision for an Urban Forest

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A designer in Milan lays out six innovative ideas for a "bio-diverse metropolis"...
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Le Jardin Planétaire

Le concept de Jardin Planétaire est forgé à partir d’un triple constat :

-la finitude écologique
-le brassage planétaire
-la couverture anthropique.

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New map of the universe reveals its history for the past six-billion years - PhysOrg.com

New map of the universe reveals its history for the past six-billion years - PhysOrg.com | comple-X-city | Scoop.it
PhysOrg.comNew map of the universe reveals its history for the past six-billion yearsPhysOrg.com"We have to carefully consider what that means, to make sure that we don't mistake an accident of our Earthbound view for the true structure of the universe."...
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In the Middle: Prismatic Ecologies: Ecotheory Beyond Green

In the Middle: Prismatic Ecologies: Ecotheory Beyond Green | comple-X-city | Scoop.it

Nature is not a creature of solitude and solace, but a concept for repeated interrogation, a term without transparent explanatory force.

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cityofsound: Journal: Of brains and cities; neuroscience and cultures of decision-making

cityofsound: Journal: Of brains and cities; neuroscience and cultures of decision-making | comple-X-city | Scoop.it
From Emergence, by Steven Johnson A couple of weeks ago I was invited to take part in an event called the “North House Salon” (see previous entry: Passport Control to Pimlico). These salons are organised by Dr Sarah Caddick, neuroscience...

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