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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.

Synopsis:

In this lucid, invigorating book, William J. Mitchell examines the new urban infrastructure of the global digital network and its implications for our future daily lives.

Synopsis:

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.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-180) and index.

About the Author

William J. Mitchell was the Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr., Professor of Architecture and Media Arts and Sciences and directed the Smart Cities research group at MIT's Media Lab. He authored many books, including The World's Greatest Architect (2008) and Placing Words: Symbols, Space, and the City (2005), both published by the MIT Press.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262133555
Subtitle:
"Urban Life, Jim--But Not As We Know It"
Author:
Mitchell, William J.
Author:
Mitchell, William J.
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Location:
Cambridge, MA :
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Computer networks
Subject:
Telecommunication
Subject:
Cities and towns
Subject:
Information technology
Subject:
Information superhighway
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
Computer networks -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Architecture-Urban Planning
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
e-topia
Series Volume:
no. 38
Publication Date:
19990819
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb

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