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City Of Bits

Author : William J. Mitchell
ISBN : 0262631768
Genre : Architecture
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Entertaining, concise, and relentlessly probing, City of Bits is a comprehensive introduction to a new type of city, an increasingly important system of virtual spaces interconnected by the information superhighway. William Mitchell makes extensive use of practical examples and illustrations in a technically well-grounded yet accessible examination of architecture and urbanism in the context of the digital telecommunications revolution, the ongoing miniaturization of electronics, the commodification of bits, and the growing domination of software over materialized form.

Urbanism In The Age Of Climate Change

Author : Peter Calthorpe
ISBN : 1610910052
Genre : Architecture
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“Cities are green” is becoming a common refrain. But Calthorpe argues that a more comprehensive understanding of urbanism at the regional scale provides a better platform to address climate change. In this groundbreaking new work, he shows how such regionally scaled urbanism can be combined with green technology to achieve not only needed reductions in carbon emissions but other critical economies and lifestyle benefits. Rather than just providing another checklist of new energy sources or one dimensional land use alternatives, he combines them into comprehensive national growth scenarios for 2050 and documents their potential impacts. In so doing he powerfully demonstrates that it will take an integrated approach of land use transformation, policy changes, and innovative technology to transition to a low carbon economy. To accomplish this Calthorpe synthesizes thirty years of experience, starting with his ground breaking work in sustainable community design in the 1980s following through to his current leadership in transit-oriented design, regional planning, and land use policy. Peter Calthorpe shows us what is possible using real world examples of innovative design strategies and forward-thinking policies that are already changing the way we live. This provocative and engaging work emerges from Calthorpe’s belief that, just as the last fifty years produced massive changes in our culture, economy and environment, the next fifty will generate changes of an even more profound nature. The book, enhanced by its superb four-color graphics, is a call to action and a road map for moving forward.

E Topia

Author : William John Mitchell
ISBN : 0262632055
Genre : Social Science
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A unique, insightful study of the effects of the internet on urban architecture predicts major changes in telecommunication infrastructure, highways, corporate buildings, and personal dwellings in the near future.

Architettura Della Citt

Author : Aldo Rossi
ISBN : 0262680432
Genre : Architecture
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Aldo Rossi, a practicing architect and leader of the Italian architectural movement La Tendenza, is also one of the most influential theorists writing today. The Architecture of the City is his major work of architectural and urban theory. In part a protest against functionalism and the Modern Movement, in part an attempt to restore the craft of architecture to its position as the only valid object of architectural study, and in part an analysis of the rules and forms of the city's construction, the book has become immensely popular among architects and design students.

Disappearing Architecture

Author : Michael Beigl
ISBN : 9783764372750
Genre : Architecture
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For architects, the challenge of the future will increasingly lie in creatively coming to terms with hybrid environments, understanding and exploiting the design potential of digital spaces within the physical world, and re-defining the role of architecture within a visually dominated culture. This volume presents a valuable and attractive contribution to the contemporary discussion on this subject.

Creative Urban Regions Harnessing Urban Technologies To Support Knowledge City Initiatives

Author : Yigitcanlar, Tan
ISBN : 1599048418
Genre : Architecture
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Explores the utilization of urban technology to support knowledge city initiatives, providing fundamental techniques and processes for the successful integration of information technologies and urban production. Presents research on a multitude of cutting-edge urban information communication technology issues.

The Death Of Distance

Author : Frances Cairncross
ISBN : 157851438X
Genre : Business & Economics
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In this paperback edition of the acclaimed bookThe Death of Distance, journalist Frances Cairncross ofThe Economistshows us how the world is changing with the introduction of the Internet and wireless technology. First published in 1997, Cairncross's provocative book-based on evidence from two sweeping surveys on telecommunications-argues that new communications technologies are rapidly obliterating distance as a relevant factor in how we conduct our business and personal lives. Now, the author has substantially rewritten and updated the book, with 70 percent new data, fresh analysis, and new company examples to offer a look at the economic landscape ahead. Cairncross argues that the story today is not only the diminishing importance of distance, but also the mobility and ubiquity of technology. New material covers the implications of recent events and debates including: Ø the rise and fall of the dot-com phenomenon; Ø the spread of mobile telephones and other wireless communications; Ø the wave of technology mergers; Ø the authenticity of the "new economy;" Ø diverging trends in business-to-consumer and business-to-business e-commerce; Ø the restructuring of the organization in the wake of the Internet; Ø the increasing impact of patent law on the communications economy; Ø the so-called "digital divide"; Ø and the democratizing effects of communications technology on companies, governments, and society. With an updated "Trendspotter's Guide" that offers a snapshot of the new opportunities and challenges we face in a wireless world, this timely book will help all of us envision and enjoy an increasingly connected future.

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