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Inhabitable Infrastructures

Science fiction or urban future?

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Inhabitable Infrastructures: Science fiction or urban future?, the follow up to Food City and Smartcities and Eco-Warriors, from one of the world's leading urban design and architectural thinkers, explores the potential of climate change-related multi-use infrastructures that address the fundamental human requirements to protect, to provide and to participate. The stimulus for the infrastructures derives from postulated scenarios and processes gleaned from science fiction and futurology as well as the current body of scientific knowledge regarding changing environmental impacts on cities. Science fiction is interdisciplinary by nature, aggregates the past and present, and evaluates both lay opinions and professional strategies in an attempt to develop foresight and to map possible futures. The research culminates in the creation of innovative multi-use infrastructures and integrated self-sustaining support systems that meet the challenges posed through climate change and overpopulation, and the reciprocal benefits of simultaneously addressing the threat and the shaping of cities. J. G. Ballard has written that the psychological realm of science fiction is most valuable in its predictive function, and in projecting emotions into the future. The knowledge from the book is widely transferable, constituting both solutions and speculative visions of future urban environments. The book is indispensable reading for professionals and students in the fields of urban design, architecture, engineering and environmental socio-politics.

Product code: 9781138119673

ISBN 9781138119673
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H276xW219
No. Of Pages 304
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
'Inhabitable Infrastructures: Science fiction or urban future?', the follow up to 'Food City' and 'Smartcities and Eco-Warriors', from one of the world's leading urban design and architectural thinkers, explores the potential of climate changerelated multi-use infrastructures that address the fundamental human requirements to protect, to provide and to participate.