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e-topia: "Urban Life, Jim -- But Not As We Know It"

by William J. Mitchell
 

ISBN-10: 0262632055

ISBN-13: 9780262632058

Pub. Date: 08/25/2000

Publisher: MIT Press

The global digital network is not just a delivery system for email, Web pages, and digital television. It is a whole new urban infrastructure — one that will change the forms of our cities as dramatically as railroads, highways, electric power supply, and telephone networks did in the past. In this lucid, invigorating book, William J. Mitchell examines this

Overview

The global digital network is not just a delivery system for email, Web pages, and digital television. It is a whole new urban infrastructure — one that will change the forms of our cities as dramatically as railroads, highways, electric power supply, and telephone networks did in the past. In this lucid, invigorating book, William J. Mitchell examines this new infrastructure and its implications for our future daily lives.

Picking up where his best-selling City of Bits left off, Mitchell argues that we must extend the definitions of architecture and urban design to encompass virtual places as well as physical ones, and interconnection by means of telecommunication links as well as by pedestrian circulation and mechanized transportation systems. He proposes strategies for the creation of cities that not only will be sustainable but will make economic, social, and cultural sense in an electronically interconnected and global world. The new settlement patterns of the twenty-first century will be characterized by live/work dwellings, 24-hour pedestrian-scale neighborhoods rich in social relationships, and vigorous local community life, complemented by far-flung configurations of electronic meeting places and decentralized production, marketing, and distribution systems. Neither digiphile nor digiphobe, Mitchell advocates the creation of e-topias — cities that work smarter, not harder.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262632058
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
08/25/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
1480L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Prologue: Urban Requiem 2(10)
March of the Meganets
10(20)
Telematics Takes Command
30(12)
Software: New Genius of the Place
42(10)
Computers for Living In
52(18)
Homes and Neighborhoods
70(14)
Getting Together
84(14)
Reworking the Workplace
98(14)
The Teleserviced City
112(16)
The Economy of Presence
128(18)
Lean and Green
146(11)
Notes 157(24)
Acknowledgments 181(1)
Index of Names 182

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