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russell davies: ruricomp
"So much city thinking seems mad keen for a return to city states; autonomous islands, connected to each other through finance and fibre but not to land that surrounds them. It's a little bit collapsist; let's wrap the city around us while we still can. But maybe we could think about network technologies as a way to reintegrate rural and urban rather than accelerate the dominance of one over the other. Perhaps all this brilliant city thinking could lift its eyes a little and look beyond the city walls - I'd love to see what we'd come up with then."
ruricomp  ubicomp  urbancomputing  urbanism  cities  architecture  russelldavies  planning 
september 2009 by infovore
The elements of networked urbanism « Adam Greenfield’s Speedbird
"A summary of what those of us who are thinking, writing and speaking about networked urbanism seem to be seeing: fourteen essential transformations that, between them, constitute a rough map of the terrain to be discovered."
future  cities  networks  urbanism  adamgreenfield 
march 2009 by infovore
BLDGBLOG: The Atlas of All Possible Bank Robberies
"you make a labyrinth of well-placed incisions and the city is yours. Perforated from below by robbers, it rips to pieces. The city is a maze of unrealized break-ins."
theft  maps  cities  buildings  transgression  architecture  urbanism  disruptive 
august 2008 by infovore
Neil Gaiman - SIMCITY
"A city is a collection of lives and buildings, and it has identity and personality. Cities exist in location, and in time." Neil Gaiman's essay from SimCity 2000 (I believe).
cities  urbanism  society  culture  simcity  personification 
july 2008 by infovore

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