Stuff about cities

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

No, actually not this guy


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Bettencourt, Luís MA, and Geoffrey B West. 2010. A Unified Theory of Urban Living.” Nature 467 (7318): 912–13.
Castellani, Brian, and Rajeev Rajaram. n.d. How Large Must a Population Be to Accomplish Great Things? 15.
Catanzaro, Michelle. 2013. “Reclaimed Space: Mapping Urban Assemblages in Sydney.” In Proceedings of Rethinking Urban Inclusion: Spaces, Mobilizations, Interventions International Conference, 28-30 June 2012, Coimbra, Portugal, 747–52.
———. 2014. “Capturing Disappearance: A Visual–Phenomenological Investigation of Sydney’s Irregular Performance Spaces.”
Gurran, Nicole, Peter Phibbs, Judith Yates, Catherine Gilbert, Christine Whitehead, Michelle Norris, Kirk McClure, et al. 2015. Housing Markets, Economic Productivity, and Risk: International Evidence and Policy Implications for Australia - Volume 2: Supplementary Papers.” AHURI Final Report, no. 255 (December).
Hill, Dan. 2012. Ravintolapäivä, Restaurant Day, Edible Urbanism and Civic Opportunism.” Cityofsound.
Jacobs, Jane. 1992. The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Reissue edition. New York: Vintage.
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Kitchin, Rob, Tracey P. Lauriault, and Gavin McArdle. 2015. Knowing and Governing Cities Through Urban Indicators, City Benchmarking and Real-Time Dashboards.” Regional Studies, Regional Science 2 (1): 6–28.
Leishman, Chris, Steven Bond-Smith, Weidong Liang, Jinqiao Long, Duncan Maclennan, and Steven Rowley. 2021. Relationships Between Metropolitan, Satellite and Regional City Size, Spatial Context and Economic Productivity.” AHURI Final Report, no. 357 (June).
Louf, Rémi, and Marc Barthelemy. 2014. A Typology of Street Patterns.” Journal of The Royal Society Interface 11 (101): 20140924.
Masucci, A. Paolo, Kiril Stanilov, and Michael Batty. 2013. Limited Urban Growth: London’s Street Network Dynamics Since the 18th Century.” PLoS ONE 8 (8): e69469.
McLaren, Duncan, and Julian Agyeman. 2015. Sharing Cities: A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities. Urban and Industrial Environments. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Proust, Katrina M, Stephen R Dovers, Barney Foran, Barry Newell, Will Steffen, and Patrick Troy. 2007. “Climate, Energy and Water: Accounting for the Links.” Canberra: Land & Water Australia.
Rahmawati, Rita, and Dian E. Idris Gentini. 2008. Pengetahuan Lokal Masyarakat Adat Kasepuhan: Adaptasi, Konflik Dan Dinamika Sosio-Ekologis.” Jurnal Sosiologi Pedesaan 2 (2).
Ranard, Benjamin L., Yoonhee P. Ha, Zachary F. Meisel, David A. Asch, Shawndra S. Hill, Lance B. Becker, Anne K. Seymour, and Raina M. Merchant. 2014. Crowdsourcing — harnessing the masses to advance health and medicine, a systematic review.” Journal of General Internal Medicine 29 (1): 187–203.
Resnick, Mitchel. 1997. Turtles, Termites, and Traffic Jams : Explorations in Massively Parallel Microworlds. MIT Press.
Serafinelli, Michel, and Guido Tabellini. 2017. Creativity Over Time and Space.” SSRN Electronic Journal.
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Soemardi, Ahmad Rida, and Irendra Radjawali. 2004. Creative Culture and Urban Planning: The Bandung Experience.” In The Eleventh International Planning History Conference.
Yglesias, Matthew. 2012. The Rent Is Too Damn High: What To Do About It, And Why It Matters More Than You Think. Simon & Schuster.

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