Douwe - is it not the nature for pioneers to move on once a place (whether physical or a thought-space) is no longer the frontier. I think the choice faced by every pioneer is - do I move on to search for the next frontier or do I stay and become part of the establishment that I helped found.about 2 years ago
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Global City Symphony project was preselected for the 2012 Intercultural Innovation award promoted by BMW and United Nations Alliance of Civilizations out of over 500 projects from 90 countries. I didn't get to the 10 final projects but this means I am in the right direction so we will keep working... Read more
I really hope a few of these proposed Mega Structures 1) gets built and 2) succeeds for the people living there...having a few of them on the planet would be a good thing...see them all on the link at the Dark Roasted Blend website
SPIEGEL Online has a interesting article By Philipp Oehmke titled Who Has the Right to Shape the City? ... well worth the read - creative class theory Vs Anti-gentrification activists in Hamburg. Thought provoking... what says the Picnickers on this subject?
Kevin - I partly agree, but that isn't a necessary choice. This choice is enforced on pioneers. Sometimes a lot of energy is lost in the dismantling of an existing place and the finding of a new space. This energy could have been used as well to create cooler things and pioneer in the fields of arts, science or any other field instead of always have to pioneer in the field of urban-development... Read moreabout 2 years ago
This link is to the blog "in an iPod World" where The idea of a city as an operating system is not just a conceptual idea but shows students working to implement the concepts in neighborhoods with practical applications.
its a great read.
Amazing resource on the implications of ubiquitous computing for architecture and urbanism: The Situated Technologies Pamphlet Series edited by Mark Shepard (http://www.picnicnetwork.org/mark-shepard).
"How are our experience of the city and the choices we make in it affected by mobile communications... Read more
Over at POLS one there is a paper titled : A Meta-Analysis of Global Urban Land Expansion by Karen C. Seto, Michail Fragkias, Burak Güneralp, Michael K. Reilly . Just thought you folks like to know.