City21: The Search for the Second Enlightenment

City21: The Search for the Second Enlightenment

by Phil Cousineau
     
 

ISBN-10: 0965030679

ISBN-13: 9780965030670

Pub. Date: 09/21/2010

Publisher: Knossus Publishers


City21 arises from a worldwide learning journey that was transmuted into cinematic composition illuminating some of the key perspectives and initiatives that are reshaping the ethos of the 21st century city.

The underlying quest of the writers is to reframe the conventional and uninspiring visions of the urban future with an unprecedented combination of

Overview


City21 arises from a worldwide learning journey that was transmuted into cinematic composition illuminating some of the key perspectives and initiatives that are reshaping the ethos of the 21st century city.

The underlying quest of the writers is to reframe the conventional and uninspiring visions of the urban future with an unprecedented combination of fresh, invigorating, sustainable, economically viable, and life-enhancing concepts.

Some of the themes explored in the book, in an effort to loosen the geometric and economic grip on the urban imagination, are:

  • The Sacred Origins of the City-city plans through time
  • The City as Memory Theater-David Mayernik's timeless cities: useful knowledge transmitted through the generations
  • Regenerative Design-nature and architecture: the transformation of the Biosphere2 Project into eco-village design
  • The Creative Green City-The Lighthouse Project in Glasgow
  • Findhorn-the art of creating eco-villages
  • Magical Architecture-the underground city of Damanhur, Italy
  • The Utopian Imagination-poetry and architecture: The Open City Project in Ritoque, Chile
  • Stewart Brand-the long now perspective

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780965030670
Publisher:
Knossus Publishers
Publication date:
09/21/2010
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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