Today we’ll meet one another, discuss our preliminary interests, examine some aspirational and dystopian visions for our urban futures, and lay out our plans for the semester.
To be enjoyed/endured in class (you needn’t review in advance or afterward, unless you want to!):
- Excerpts from “World’s Smart Cities: San Diego,” National Geographic Channel <video>.
- Cisco’s Smart + Connected Communities + IBM Smarter Cities.
- Kohn Pederesen Fox’s Urban Interface [ppt].
- The U.S. Department of Transportation’s 2016 Smart City Challenge Finalist Pitches.
- Bits and Atoms.
- Brian Petchers, Tim Pierson, Chloe Sorvino and Kirsten Taggart, Forbes’ Hudson Yards video (May 31, 2016) [:02:26] + Hudson Yards’ promo videos.
- Patrick Sisson, “An Idiot’s Guide to Futuristic Smart Cities Under Development,” Curbed (November 17, 2017).*
- Andrew Blum, “Oil Won’t Last Forever, so Dubai is Betting Big on Science and Tech,” Popular Science (May 15, 2017).*
- Sara Blom and Dorien Zandbergen, Smart City: In Search of the Smart Citizen (2015) <video>.
- Liam Young and Tim Maughan, In the Robot Skies (2016) [film teaser: 1:38].
- Wes Goatley and Georgina Voss, Ground Resistance (2016) [exhibition].
- Google Urbanism.
- Josh Chin and Clément Bürge, “Twelve Days in Xinjiang: How China’s Surveillance State Overwhelms Daily Life,” Wall Street Journal (December 19, 2017).*
- Keller Easterling’s Presentation Images.
- Sidewalk Labs, “Sidewalk Toronto: The Neighborhood of the Future Starts With Your Ideas” (2017) [3:53]*
- The (much debated) Data – Information – Knowledge – Wisdom pyramid.
Images: Saudi Arabia’s proposed NEOM smart city