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Science for Designers: The Meaning of Complexity

Science for Designers: The Meaning of Complexity | Urbanism | Scoop.it

Today’s designers seem to love using new ideas coming from science. They embrace them as analogies, metaphors, and in a few cases, tools to generate startling new designs. (Computer algorithms and spline shapes are a good recent example of the latter.) But metaphors about the complexity of the city and its adaptive structures are not the same thing as the actual complexity of the city. The trouble is, this confusion can produce disastrous results. It can even contribute to the slow collapse of an entire civilization.


Via David McConville
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While science is evolving and continuously in the making, real human life and the ecosystem have taken a definite shape. The question then who follows and whom to be followed for what?

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Learn from Sustainable Jersey: a certification program for municipalities in New Jersey that want to go green, save money and take steps to sustain their quality of life over the long term. Launched in 2009, as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that provides tools, training and financial incentives to support and reward communities as they pursue sustainability programs.

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The Evolution of Urban Planning in 10 Diagrams

The Evolution of Urban Planning in 10 Diagrams | Urbanism | Scoop.it
A new exhibit from the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association showcases the simple visualizations of complex ideas that have changed how we live.

Via Judy Blackshear
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A reminder of the metamorphosis of ideas in urban planning and urbanism, the complexity remains and even more so. Looks like it will be a never ending journey of humankind.

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Helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century.
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Semarang is one among the first 100 cities chosen as a pilot program.

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Qualitative Sociology, Volume 36, Issue 4 - Springer

Qualitative Sociology, Volume 36, Issue 4 - Springer | Urbanism | Scoop.it
RT @savageminds: journal special issue: Actor-Network Theory and Sociology http://t.co/fDnnG55ugW looks interesting -Rx

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