Infinite City

What makes a place? Rebecca Solnit reinvents the traditional atlas, searching for layers of meaning & connections of experience across San Francisco.

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520262508

Category: History

Page: 156

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What makes a place? Rebecca Solnit reinvents the traditional atlas, searching for layers of meaning & connections of experience across San Francisco.

Infinite City

For Infinite City, this selection has been a pleasure, an invitation to map death and beauty, butterflies and queer histories together, with the intention not of comprehensively describing the city but rather of suggesting through these ...

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520262492

Category: History

Page: 156

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What makes a place? Rebecca Solnit reinvents the traditional atlas, searching for layers of meaning & connections of experience across San Francisco.

Unfathomable City

Like Infinite City, Unfathomable City is a riff on the great atlases of the past, on an era when maps were not only essential but beautiful, not only the science of representing the world accurately but the art of interpreting ...

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520274037

Category: ART

Page: 166

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Presents twenty-two color maps and accompanying essays providing details on the people, ecology, and culture of the city.

Infinite City

Author: Carlos Meglia

Publisher: Panini Comics

ISBN: 2845387156

Category:

Page: 72

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Bienvenue à Infinite City, un lieu qui dépasse l'imaginaire, où cohabitent magie et technologie. Là-bas, Superman découvrira une partie de son histoire... et en payera le prix ! Une fois qu'on entre à Infinite City, il est en effet impossible de retourner sur Terre. Parole de Gardien. Superman : Infinite City est une aventure à part dans l'univers de Superman. Le scénariste Mike Kennedy (Star Wars : Underworld) et le dessinateur Carlos Meglia (Superman/Tarzan) vous entraînent dans un voyage hors de l'espace et du temps.

Mapping the Megalopolis

Where exactly it happened is lost to the streets of la capital, but along the route Kuecker brought up Rebecca Solnit's (2012) brilliant urban atlas of San Francisco, Infinite City. It gained traction in the conversation, as Puga was an ...

Author: Glen David Kuecker

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498559799

Category: History

Page: 305

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Mapping the Megalopolis is an interdisciplinary collection of 10 essays on contemporary Mexico City. Through topics such as the privatization of public space and challenges to existing conceptualizations of the urban form, it explores the order and disorder that mutually constitute the city in its social, political, and aesthetic manifestations. /span

Making Strategies in Spatial Planning

in the core city, this difficult relationship turned out to be a major weakness of the provincial power. ... This area has been described as the 'Infinite City' (Bonomi & Abruzzese, 2004), a post-metropolitan region which creates space ...

Author: Maria Cerreta

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048131065

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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This provocative collection of essays challenges traditional ideas of strategic s- tial planning and opens up new avenues of analysis and research. The diversity of contributions here suggests that we need to rethink spatial planning in several f- reaching ways. Let me suggest several avenues of such rethinking that can have both theoretical and practical consequences. First, we need to overcome simplistic bifurcations or dichotomies of assessing outcomes and processes separately from one another. To lapse into the nostalgia of imagining that outcome analysis can exhaust strategic planners’ work might appeal to academics content to study ‘what should be’, but it will doom itself to further irrelevance, ignorance of politics, and rationalistic, technocratic fantasies. But to lapse into an optimism that ‘good process’ is all that strategic planning requires, similarly, rests upon a ction that no credible planning analyst believes: that enough talk will miraculously transcend con ict and produce agreement. Neither sing- minded approach can work, for both avoid dealing with con ict and power, and both too easily avoid dealing with the messiness and the practicalities of negotiating out con icting interests and values – and doing so in ethically and politically critical ways, far from resting content with mere ‘compromise’. Second, we must rethink the sanctity of expertise. By considering analyses of planning outcomes as inseparable from planning processes, these accounts help us to see expertise and substantive analysis as being ‘on tap’, ready to put into use, rather than being particularly and technocratically ‘on top’.

The Invisible City

The evening by the ocean was moving, and the sense of returning to this city to see these old friends reminded me how central San ... 1 Rebecca Solnit, Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas (University of California Press, 2010), 68.

Author: Kyle Gillette

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429649288

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 132

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The Invisible City explores urban spaces from the perspective of a traveller, writer, and creator of theatre to illuminate how cities offer travellers and residents theatrical visions while also remaining mostly invisible, beyond the limits of attention. The book explores the city as both stage and content in three parts. Firstly, it follows in pattern Italo Calvino's novel Invisible Cities, wherein Marco Polo describes cities to the Mongol emperor Kublai Khan, to produce a constellation of vignettes recalling individual cities through travel writing and engagement with artworks. Secondly, Gillette traces the Teatro Potlach group and its ongoing immersive, site-specific performance project Invisible Cities, which has staged performances in dozens of cities across Europe and the Americas. The final part of the book offers useful exercises for artists and travellers interested in researching their own invisible cities. Written for practitioners, travellers, students, and thinkers interested in the city as site and source of performance, The Invisible City mixes travelogue with criticism and cleverly combines philosophical meditations with theatrical pedagogy.

The New Wealth of Cities

A CONCLusION in this concluding chapter i propose to consider further the characteristics of successful cities in the ... 3 Pasqui, G., “The Perspective of the Infinite City”, Planning, Theory and Practice, 5, 3, september 2004, pp.

Author: John Montgomery

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351884990

Category: Political Science

Page: 466

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Over the past two decades, city economies have restructured in response to the decline of older industries. This has involved new forms of planning and urban economic development, a return to traditional concerns of city building and a focus on urban design. During this period, there has also been a marked rise in our understanding of cultural development and its role in the design, economy and life of cities. In this book, John Montgomery argues that this amounts to a shift in urban development. He provides a long overdue look at the dynamics of the city, that is, how cities work in relation to the long cycles of economic development and suggests that a new wave of prosperity, built on new technologies and new industries, is just getting underway in the Western world. The New Wealth of Cities focuses on what effect this will have on cities and city regions and how they should react. Original and wide-ranging, this book will be a definitive resource on city economies and urban planning, explaining why it is that cities develop over time in periods of propulsive growth and bouts of decline.

Of Tales and Enigmas

One of his stories had taken place in what he had called the Infinite City, a city without end, a city with no boundaries, a city that is everywhere and nowhere at the same time. The Red Prince had only a vague recollection of the tale ...

Author: Minsoo Kang

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9780809557967

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

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A beautiful lady who can only be seen from far away, a machine that generates an entire civilization, a king who loves the hidden life of an inanimate statue, a city that appears once a year across a great chasm, an ancient Korean king assassinated in the dark of the night, a ghost that haunts soldiers on the DMZ - these are just some of the marvels you will encounter in these stories from the transcultural and metafictional imagination of Minsoo Kang. In diverse narratives grouped under the titles of Tales from a Lost History, Fables of the Dream World, and Stories from an Imaginary Homeland, Kang explores the nature and possibilities of storytelling itself as he spins out variations on an episodic theme, reinterprets an old myth, and struggles with a past that seeks a voice in the present. The result is a marvelously surrealistic landscape where histories, ideas, and legends freely intermingle and dance to the music of wonder and longing.

The End

But my point in quoting from C.S. Lewis is that this perfect city could be something as amazing as an infinite city, a truly “perfect” city that has no boundaries, no real end to its buildings, bridges, roads, and parks. God is infinite ...

Author: Ken Hathcoat

Publisher: Kenneth Hathcoat

ISBN: 9781511401296

Category: Bible

Page: 332

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People are fascinated with Revelation and end times. Unfortunately, Revelation studies and Bible prophecy books still remain a puzzle for many Christians. Most end time books are either unnecessarily confusing or overly simplistic in their conclusions.The End is a study of Revelation that presents a clear, concise, and thorough biblical analysis of the major end time events without simplistic explanations or wordy, seminarian language. The End is more than a commentary on Revelation and end time prophecies. It offers fresh insights and applications on these subjects for your daily life.

Building Interactive Worlds in 3D

2 SERIAL INPUT DEVICES In the example of the Infinite City, several viewers walk in front of a large screen set up along one wall of a room; they can perceive that sounds and cameras are changing as they move closer to the screen.

Author: Jean-Marc Gauthier

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136143977

Category: Computers

Page: 448

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In Building Interactive Worlds in 3D readers will find turnkey tutorials that detail all the steps required to build simulations and interactions, utilize virtual cameras, virtual actors (with self-determined behaviors), and real-time physics including gravity, collision, and topography. With the free software demos included, 3D artists and developers can learn to build a fully functioning prototype. The book is dynamic enough to give both those with a programming background as well as those who are just getting their feet wet challenging and engaging tutorials in virtual set design, using Virtools. Other software discussed is: Lightwave, and Maya. The book is constructed so that, depending on your project and design needs, you can read the text or interviews independently and/or use the book as reference for individual tutorials on a project-by-project basis. Each tutorial is followed by a short interview with a 3D graphics professional in order to provide insight and additional advice on particular interactive 3D techniques-from user, designer, artist, and producer perspectives.

Infinite Cities

This three-volume paperback set contains: The original, gorgeously designed atlases—Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas; Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas; and Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas Three new and updated, full ...

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 0520314298

Category: Social Science

Page: 574

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"The maps themselves are things of beauty." —The New York Times Explore the hidden histories of San Francisco, New Orleans, and New York with this brilliant reinvention of the traditional atlas. From Rebecca Solnit, Rebecca Snedeker, and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro. In the past decade, Rebecca Solnit—aided by local writers, artists, historians, urbanists, ethnographers, and cartographers—has compiled three stunning atlases that have radically changed the way we think about place. Each atlas provides a vivid, complex look at the multi-faceted nature of a city as experienced by its different inhabitants, replete with the celebrations and contradictions that make up urban life. This three-volume paperback set contains: The original, gorgeously designed atlases—Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas; Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas; and Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas Three new and updated, full-color, fold-out posters for each city, including the popular “City of Women” map A new and thoughtful essay by Rebecca Solnit reflecting on the project ten years after the publication of the first atlas A stunning collection, this boxed set is a perfect treasury of imagination and insight, a rich people’s history of these infinite cities.

The San Francisco of Alfred Hitchcock s Vertigo

Joshua Jelly-Schapiro and Shizue Seigel, “Shipyards and Sounds: The Black Bay Area since World War II,” in Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas, ed. Rebecca Solnit (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011), 58–59. 6.

Author: Douglas A. Cunningham

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810881228

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 335

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This collection of essays examines the relationship that Vertigo enjoys with the histories and cultural imaginations of California and, more specifically, the San Francisco Bay Area. Contributors to this collection explore the specificities of place and the role such specificities play in our comprehensive efforts to understand Hitchcock's most critically acclaimed film.

ICAR 2012 ABSTRACTS

I've defined Z-city or the infinite city as any possible avatar of the future city. Z-city is the present concept of the future metropolis with an open visual and technological definition. I've named the metropolis of the future, Z-city ...

Author: Beatrice-Gabriela JOGER

Publisher: Editura Universitara Ion Mincu, Bucuresti / Ion Mincu University Publishing House, Bucharest

ISBN: 9786066380225

Category: Architecture

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Editors Beatrice-Gabriela Jöger, PhD Arch Andra Panait, PhD Arch Marina Mihăilă, PhD Arch Daniel Comşa, PhD Arch Design Andra Panait, PhD Arch We acknowledge the help in preparing this volume to the following assistants PhD candidates: arch.Dorin Dascalu, arch.Ionuţ Mândrişcanu, arch.Irina Paţa, arch. Livia Rus, arch.Matei Stoian, arch.Ovidiu Teleche. © “ I o n M i n c u ” P u b l i s h i n g H o u s e B u c h a r e s t ICAR 2012 General Chair: prof.dr.arch. Emil Barbu Popescu Local arrange chair: lect.dr.arch. Daniel Comşa Visual identity and publications coordinator: assoc.prof. Andra Panait Sections Committees 1. Town in history versus possible / future town (Urban and Territorial Planning and landscape design) Keynote speaker : prof.dr.arch Antonino Saggio — Sapienza University, Rome Comittee: prof.dr.arch. Constantin Spiridonidis — Aristotle University, Thessaloniki prof.dr.arch. Stefano Musso — Genova University prof.dr.arch. Florin Machedon — UAUIM, Bucharest assoc.prof.dr.arch. Tiberiu Florescu — UAUIM, Bucharest assoc.prof.dr.arch. Monica Rădulescu — UAUIM, Bucharest assoc.prof.dr.arch. Cerasela Crăciun — UAUIM, Bucharest Chair: lect.dr.arch. Gabriel Pascariu — UAUIM, Bucharest 2. Intelligent building and adaptive architecture Keynote speaker: assoc.prof.dr.arch. Kostas Terzidis — Harvard University, Boston Comittee: assoc.prof.dr.arch. Maria Voyatzaki — Aristotle University of Thessaloniki conf.dr.eng. Mihaela Stela Georgescu — UAUIM, Bucharest prof.dr.arch. Cristina Ochinciuc — UAUIM, Bucharest assoc.prof.dr.arch. Radu Pană — UAUIM, Bucharest assoc.prof.dr.arch. Mihai Opreanu — UAUIM, Bucharest Chair: lect.dr.arch. Elena Codina Duşoiu — UAUIM, Bucharest 3. Architectural Conservation and Restoration Keynote speaker: Mag.arch. Matias del Campo — University of Applied Arts, Vienna Comittee: prof.dr.arch. Antonino Saggio — Sapienza University, Rome prof.dr.arch. Ana Maria Zahariade — UAUIM, Bucharest prof.dr.arch. Hanna Derer — UAUIM, Bucharest prof.dr.arch. Ioan Augustin — UAUIM, Bucharest prof.dr.arch. Anca Brătuleanu — UAUIM, Bucharest assoc.prof.dr.arch. Sergiu Nistor — UAUIM, Bucharest Chair: lect.dr.arch. Radu Ponta — UAUIM, Bucharest 4. Rethinking architecture by redefinition - Communicating architecture Keynote speaker: assoc.prof.dr.arch. Maria Voyatzaki — Aristotle University, Thessaloniki Comittee: prof.dr.arch. René Davids — University of California, Berkeley prof.dr.arch. Ştefan Scafa-Udrişte — UAUIM, Bucharest prof.dr.arch. Zeno Bogdănescu — UAUIM, Bucharest assoc.prof.dr.arch. Georgică Mitrache — UAUIM, Bucharest prof.dr.arch. Dan Mihai Cocheci — UAUIM, Bucharest prof.dr.arch. Cristina Olga Gociman — UAUIM, Bucarest assoc.prof.dr.arch. Marian Moiceanu — UAUIM, Bucarest assoc.prof.dr.arch. Beatrice-Gabriela Jöger — UAUIM, Bucarest assoc.prof.dr.arch. Anca Mitrache — UAUIM, Bucarest assoc.prof.dr.arch. Gheorghe Roşu — UAUIM, Bucarest lect.dr.arch. Françoise Pamfil — UAUIM, Bucarest lect.dr.arch. Marina Mihăilă — UAUIM, Bucarest Chair: lect.dr.arch. Marina Mihăilă — UAUIM, Bucharest 5. Interior Architecture and Design Keynote speaker: prof.dr.arch. René Davids — University of California, Berkeley Comittee: prof.dr.arch. Livio Dumitriu — Pratt Intitute, New York prof.dr.arch. David Covo — Mcgill University, Montreal prof.dr.arch. Tomniţa Florescu — UAUIM, Bucharest assoc.prof.dr.arch. Marius Marcu Lapadat — UAUIM, Bucharest assoc.prof.dr.arch. Iulius Ionescu — UAUIM, Bucharest lect.drd.arch. Romeo-Gigi Simiraş — UAUIM, Bucharest Chair: assoc.prof.dr.arch. Beatrice-Gabriela Jöger — UAUIM, Bucharest 6. Beyond discipline(s): architectural education and research Keynote speaker: arch. Sandra Manninger — University of Applied Arts, Vienna Comittee: prof.dr.arch. Byeong-Joon Kang — INJE University-Ghimhae prof.dr.arch. Nicolae Grama — UAUIM, Bucharest prof.dr.arch. Mircea Ochinciuc — UAUIM, Bucharest prof.dr.arch. Sorin Vasilescu — UAUIM, Bucharest lect.dr.arch. Claudiu Runceanu — UAUIM, Bucharest researcher.dr.arch. Maria Boştenaru Dan — UAUIM, Bucharest Chair: Lecturer PhD Ecology, Alexandru-Ionuţ Petrişor — UAUIM, Bucharest

The Cybercities Reader

From their technological launch - pads into cyberspace and VR , humans could thus be telepresent within infinite ... would inevitably mean that the future ( would ) be a war between the city of bits and the city of atoms ' ( 5 ) .

Author: Stephen Graham

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415279569

Category: Social Science

Page: 444

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Bringing together a vast range of debates and examples of city changes based on Information and Communications Technology (ICT), this book illustrates how new media in cities shapes societies, economies and cultures.

Field Notes From a Hidden City

'Cities approach immortality while everything within them rises, falls, is erased and transformed and replaced,' Rebecca Solnit writes in her book, Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas. In a city, it's impossible to forget that we live ...

Author: Esther Woolfson

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 9781847087577

Category: Nature

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Against the background of austere and beautiful Aberdeen, Woolfson observes the seasons, the streets and the quiet places of her city over the course of a year. She considers the geographic, atmospheric and environmental elements which bring diverse life forms together in close proximity, and in absorbing prose writes of the animals among us: the birds, the rats and squirrels, the spiders and the insects. Her close examination of the natural world leads her to question our prevailing attitudes to urban and non-urban wildlife, and to look again at the values we place on the lives of individual species.

The Idea of the City

Sharpe, William Chapman. 1990. Unreal Cities: Urban Figuration in Wordsworth, Baudelaire, Whitman, Eliot, and Williams. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press. Skeates, Richard. 1997. The Infinite City. City II. 8:6-20. Welsh, Irvine.

Author: Joan Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443810234

Category: Art

Page: 235

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This collection of essays emerges from a two-day international conference held at the University of Northampton, UK. It contains the best of the papers presented by 45 delegates from 12 countries (UK, India, USA, Canada, Italy, France, Ireland, Australia, Romania, Japan, Germany, Portugal) involving both established academics and new scholars. The collection is divided into three parts: Part 1: ‘Medieval and Early-Modern Cities: Performance and Poetry’, Part 2: ‘Defining Urban Space: the Metropolis and the Provincial’, and Part 3: ‘Modern and Postmodern Cities: Marginal Urban Identities’. The chapters explore the nature of the modern city in literature, history, film and culture from its origins in the early-modern period to post-modern dislocations and considers the city as a context within which literature is created, structured, and inspired, and as a space within which distinct voices and genres emerge. Much interest has developed recently on the city and its contexts but there is a tendency to focus on London (for example there is the journal Literary London: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Representation of London and the annual Literary London Conference, a major conference that has run since 2002). This collection fills an important gap in the market by having a truly global focus. "Joan Fitzpatrick’s The Idea of the City represents a fascinating snapshot of the current state of literary urban studies. Conference proceedings can often seem diffuse or tokenistic, but this collection offers unity on several levels. For a start, many of the contributors ask similar questions of their material, approaching it with an informed awareness of the ways in which the city has been theorised as well as actually traversed from the medieval period to the present. While one would expect work of this type and standard from established and widely-published scholars such as Pamela Gilbert and Julian Wolfreys, it is refreshing to see how new researchers are blending the cartographic with the psychological to raise important questions about the perception, analysis, and mythologisation of urban and metropolitan space. The collection is impressively eclectic, ranging from Petrarch’s Avignon to modern Los Angeles, and from 18th century Lichfield to operatic re-imaginings of Venice. As I said, however, the collection is unified at a deep level by the contributors’ shared interest in city writing, and by their conviction that there is a complex relationship between space, place, and self. This means that the book would be of use and interest to those working on individual writers (including contemporary novelists such as Niall Griffiths, on whom little has yet been published) and in the more general areas of urban and cultural studies and critical theory. The collection as a whole allows the reader to revisit the ideas of influential works from the previous decade, such as Keith Tester’s The Flâneur (1994), Sophie Watson and Katherine Gibson’s Postmodern Cities and Spaces (1995), and Susana Onega and John Stotesbury’s London in Literature: Visionary Mappings of the Metropolis (2002). It is therefore both a useful round-up of established ideas from various city-centred disciplines, and a starting point for the fresh consideration of enduringly suggestive material." —Dr Nick Freeman, Loughborough University, Author of Conceiving the City: London, Literature, and Art 1870-1914 "In this substantial volume the editor has assembled an international line-up of scholars working on the city from the Renaissance to the present. This is an important and timely work that has depth as well as breadth. Interdisciplinary and cross-period collections like this which straddle several historical periods run the risk of appealing only in part to coherent scholarly communities, but Dr Fitzpatrick has structured the collection in a way which plays to the strength of critics working within particular periods while clearly displaying the latticework of links between the book's strongly marked sections. There is an excellent balance between historical and theoretical readings, between textual and contextual approaches, and between interventions that are author or text based and those that deal with broader themes and issues. The range of contributors is matched by the richness and variety of perspectives. I would strongly recommend this book to students working in the early modern period, and also to those interested in modern developments. It is a comprehensive, intelligently organized and richly researched volume that is likely to be well received, well reviewed and well read. I will certainly be ordering copies for my own University library and including it on reading lists for future courses." —Professor Willy Maley, University of Glasgow

The Sustainable City IX

city. In 1995, the regions of Italy started a remarkable season of experimenting with new laws concerning the management ... patterns and models including linear city, sprawl, continuous city, infinite city, periurbanization and so on, ...

Author: N. Marchettini

Publisher: WIT Press

ISBN: 9781845648206

Category: Architecture

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Containing the proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability this book addresses the multi-disciplinary aspects of urban planning; a result of the increasing size of cities; the amount of resources and services required and the complexity of modern society. Most of earth’s population now lives in cities and the process of urbanisation still continues generating many problems deriving from the drift of the population towards them. These problems can be resolved by cities becoming efficient habitats, saving resources in a way that improves the quality and standard of living. The process however, faces a number of major challenges, related to reducing pollution, improving main transportation and infrastructure systems. New urban solutions are required to optimise the use of space and energy resources leading to improvements in the environment, i.e. reduction in air, water and soil pollution as well as efficient ways to deal with waste generation. These challenges contribute to the development of social and economic imbalances and require the development of new solutions. Large cities are probably the most complex mechanisms to manage. However, despite such complexity they represent a fertile ground for architects, engineers, city planners, social and political scientists, and other professionals able to conceive new ideas and time them according to technological advances and human requirements. The challenge of planning sustainable cities lies in considering their dynamics, the exchange of energy and matter, and the function and maintenance of ordered structures directly or indirectly, supplied and maintained by natural systems. Topics covered include: Urban strategies; Planning, development and management; Urban conservation and regeneration; The community and the city; Eco-town planning; Landscape planning and design; Environmental management; Sustainable energy and the city; Transportation; Quality of life; Waterfront development; Case studies; Architectural issues; Cultural heritage issues; Intelligent environment and emerging technologies; Planning for risk; Disaster and emergency response; Safety and security; Waste management; Infrastructure and society; Urban metabolism.

X and the City

As far back as 1951 Colin Clark, a statistician, compiled such data for 20 cities, and found that t declined ... An estimate of the total population in a spatially infinite city(!) can be found from the limiting case N tot = lim R0 b 2r ...

Author: John A. Adam

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691162324

Category: Mathematics

Page: 336

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What mathematical modeling uncovers about life in the city X and the City, a book of diverse and accessible math-based topics, uses basic modeling to explore a wide range of entertaining questions about urban life. How do you estimate the number of dental or doctor's offices, gas stations, restaurants, or movie theaters in a city of a given size? How can mathematics be used to maximize traffic flow through tunnels? Can you predict whether a traffic light will stay green long enough for you to cross the intersection? And what is the likelihood that your city will be hit by an asteroid? Every math problem and equation in this book tells a story and examples are explained throughout in an informal and witty style. The level of mathematics ranges from precalculus through calculus to some differential equations, and any reader with knowledge of elementary calculus will be able to follow the materials with ease. There are also some more challenging problems sprinkled in for the more advanced reader. Filled with interesting and unusual observations about how cities work, X and the City shows how mathematics undergirds and plays an important part in the metropolitan landscape.

Filming the City

Nature takes back possession of the city, overwhelming everything, becoming an apocalyptic prelude of a nightmare. ... high-density, infinite city; climate change; migration flows; widespread world poverty; demographic growth that will.

Author: Mirko Guaralda

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781783205561

Category: Architecture

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Filming the City brings together the work of filmmakers, architects, designers, video artists, and media specialists to provide three distinct prisms through which to examine the medium of film in the context of the city. The book presents commentaries on particular films and their social and urban relevance, offering contemporary criticisms of both film and urbanism from conflicting perspectives, and documenting examples of how to actively use the medium of film in the design of our cities, spaces and buildings. Bringing a diverse set of contributors to the collection, editors Edward M. Clift, Mirko Guaralda, and Ari Mattes offer readers a new approach to understanding the complex, multi-layered interaction of urban design and film.