Stuff about cities

December 26, 2014 — April 4, 2024

incentive mechanisms
making things
the rather superior sort of city
Figure 1

1 Ideas to discuss

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2 To read

  • stunning urban photography at r/UrbanHell

  • Michael Batty’s vision at first glance is kind of capital-friendly techno-utopianism, which rings weird in my ears. I’m sure billion dollar oligopolist public-private-partnerships developments don’t need any extra cheerleading as they already have departments who are perfectly capable. But that is a perhaps necessary marketing strategy for urbanists in 21st century London, And some of the excesses of corporate smartcityland are refuted if you read past the abstract (vacuous urban dashboards etc) He devised some interesting mathematical models:

  • Adam Greenfield is the guy who calls out technocapitalist utopians and will hence not get you funded. a piece for the Guardian’s “Resilient Cities” project.

  • walkability versus cars

Figure 3: No, actually not this guy

3 American homelessness and drugs

4 Incoming

5 References

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