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Title System city : infrastructure and the space of flows / guest-edited by Michael Weinstock.

Published Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
©2013-14

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 UniM Archit  711.4 SYST    AVAILABLE
Physical description 136 pages : color illustrations, plans ; 28 cm.
Series Architectural Design ; 04/2013
Profile ; no.224
Profile (Chichester, England) ; 224.
Architectural design (London, England : 1971) ; v. 83 no. 4.
Notes "July/August 2013."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Visual highlights of the issue -- System City: Infrastructure and the Space of Flows / Michael Weinstock -- Variation and Distribution: Forest Patterns as a Model for Urban Morphologies / George Jeronimidis -- A History of Territories, Movements and Borders: Politics of Inhabitation / Marina Lathouri -- A Distributed Ground: The Unknown Fields Division / Kate Davies -- Third Natures: Incubators of Public Space / Efren Garcia Grinda -- Intelligent Cities and the Taxonomy of Cognitive Scales / Mehran Gharleghi -- Darwin Among the Machines / Jack Self -- Cities and Grids: In Search of New Paradigms / Joan Busquets -- The Grounds of a Renewed Practice: Groundlab's Approach Towards Landscape and Infrastructure / Eduardo Rico -- Scales of Metabolic Flows: Regional, Urban and Building Systems Design at SOM / Craig Hartman -- Metasystems of Urban Flow. Buro Happold's Collaborations in the Generation of New Urban Ecologies / Wolf Mangelsdorf --
Contents note continued: Local Climates of the City / Iain D. Stewart -- Ex Silico Ad Vivo: Computational Simulation and Urban Design at Foster + Partners / Martha Tsigkari -- Networks and the City / Ricard V. Sole -- Data City: Urban Metabolic Decision Processes / Daniel Segraves -- Counterpoint The City Beyond Analogy / Colin Fournier.
Summary Summary: A radical shift is taking place in the way that society is thinking about cities, a change from the machine metaphors of the 20th century to mathematical models of the processes of biological and natural systems. From this new perspective, cities are regarded not simply as spatially extended material artefacts, but as complex systems that are analogous to living organisms, exhibiting many of the same characteristics. There is an emerging view that the design of the thousands of new cities needed for an expanding world population are to be founded on intelligent and inhabited infrastructural systems or 'flow architectures' of urban metabolisms. The physical arrays of the flow architecture of the city are intimately connected to the networks of subsidiary systems that collect and distribute energy, materials and information.
Other author Weinstock, Michael, editor of compilation.
Subject City planning -- Philosophy.
Cities and towns.
Architecture and society.
Sociology, Urban.
ISBN 9781118361429 (paperback)
1118361423 (paperback)