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The Future of the city from science to Science Fiction and back (and beyond)

Cecchini, Arnaldo (2014) The Future of the city from science to Science Fiction and back (and beyond). City, territory and architecture, Vol. 1 (5). eISSN 2195-2701. Article.

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DOI: 10.1186/2195-2701-1-5

Abstract

There are many ways of imagining the future of the city. We can start with the growth of urbanisation, which envisages that in 2050 more than two-thirds of the world population will live in cities. And from there calculate the increase in the ecological footprint that urban life will determine, the increase in consumption of the land, and the possible rise in inequality and segregation. Or reflect on the new role of the city in globalisation and in the nation-state crisis. Or refer to the new lifestyles or homologation produced by globalisation. Or look at the city from the standpoint of the country, of territory being abandoned, its desertification and the loss of biodiversity. Or try to classify the many types of city and the semi-urban settlements irradiated by the city.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:9897
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:City, future, urbanisation, urban life
Subjects:Area 08 - Ingegneria civile e Architettura > ICAR/20 Architettura e pianificazione urbanistica
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01-a Nuovi Dipartimenti dal 2012 > Architettura, Design e Urbanistica
Publisher:SpringerOpen
eISSN:2195-2701
Copyright Holders:© 2014 Cecchini; licensee Springer
Deposited On:23 Jun 2014 09:43

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