Reading

*(Required in Bold)

Introduction and Background (Weeks 1-3)

Abbott, C. (2016). Imagining Urban Futures: Cities in Science Fiction and What We Might Learn from Them. Wesleyan University Press.
Introduction (pp.1-17)

Banfield, E. C. (1970). The Unheavenly City, Boston: Little, Brown.
Introduction, Chapter 1 (pp. 3-22)

Geddes, R. (Ed.). (1997). Cities in our Future. Island Press, Washington, DC.
Introduction, Chapter 1 (pp.1-11) by Ellen Posner

Hall, P. (1999). The future of cities. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 23(3), 173-185.

Jacobs, J. (1963), ‘The Kind of Problem a City is’, in Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, New York: Vintage, pp. 428-48.

Moir, E., Moonen, T., & Clark, G. (2014). What are future cities? Origins, meanings and uses. Foresight Future of Cities Project and Future Cities Catapult.  (Click title to view)
Introduction, Chapter 1 (pp.7-20)

Montgomery, C. (2013). Happy city: transforming our lives through urban design. Macmillan.
Who is the City For? Chapter 10 (pp.227-250)
Everything Is Connected to Everything Else, Chapter 11 (pp.251-270)

Mumford, L. (1937). What is a City? Architectural Record82(5), 59-62.

Pile, S. (1999). What is a City? City Worlds, 3-52.

Ratti, C., & Claudel, M. (2016). The city of tomorrow: Sensors, networks, hackers, and the future of urban life. Yale University Press.
Futurecraft, Chapter 1 (pp.3-13)

Toffler, A. (1970). Future Shock. Bantam.
The Accelerative Thrust and The Pace of Life, Chapters 2-3 (pp.19-47)

Social Dimensions of the City (Weeks 4-6)

Blowers, A., Hamnett, C., & Sarre, P. (2014). The Future of Cities. Routledge.
Chapter 1 (pp.1-22)

Blowers, A., Hamnett, C., & Sarre, P. (2014). The Future of Cities. Routledge.
Chapter 5 (pp.281-309)

Greenfield, A. (2017). Radical technologies: The design of everyday life. Verso Books.
Smartphone: The networking of self, Chapter 1 (pp.9-30)

Knox, P., & Pinch, S. (2014). Urban Social Geography: An Introduction. Routledge.
Chapters 3-5, and 14

Mitchell, W. J. (1996). City of Bits: Space, Place, and the Infobahn. MIT press.
Cyborg Citizens, Chapter 3 (pp.26-44)

Simmel, Georg. (1950). The Metropolis and Mental Life, The Sociology of Georg Simmel. New York: Free Press, 409-424.

Toffler, A. (1970). Future Shock. Bantam.
Chapter 6. People: The Modular Man (pp.95-123)

West, G. (2017). Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies. Penguin.
Consequences and Predictions, Chapter 8 (pp.325-378)

Economy (Weeks 7-8)

Greenfield, A. (2017). Radical technologies: The design of everyday life. Verso Books.
Cryptocurrency: The computational guarantee of value, Chapter 5 (pp.115-144)
Blockchain beyond Bitcoin: A trellis for posthuman institutions, Chapter 6 (pp.145-182)

Knox, P., & Pinch, S. (2014). Urban Social Geography: An Introduction. Routledge.
The changing economic context of cities, Chapter 2 (pp.17-39)

Naisbitt, J. (1982). Megatrends. New York, Warner Books.
National economy-world economy, Chapter 3 (pp.55-77)

Marcuse, P. (1988). Do cities have a future? The Imperiled Economy: Through the Safety Net, pp.189-200.

Environment (Weeks 9-10)

Brand, S. (1995). How buildings learn: What happens after they’re built. Penguin.
The Scenario-buffered Building, Chapter 11, (pp.178-189)
Built for Change, Chapter 12, (pp.190-209)

IPCC, 2014: Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report. Contribution of Working Groups I, II and III to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. IPCC, Geneva, Switzerland, 151 pp. (click title for report)

Ratti, C., & Claudel, M. (2016). The city of tomorrow: Sensors, networks, hackers, and the future of urban life. Yale University Press.
Energy, Chapter 8 (pp.107-117)

West, G. (2017). Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies. Penguin.
The Fourth Dimension of Life, Chapter 4 (pp.147-208)

Technology (Weeks 11-13)

Abbott, C. (2016). Imagining Urban Futures: Cities in Science Fiction and What We Might Learn from Them. Wesleyan University Press.
Chapter 1 (pp.19-43)

Batty, M. (2013). The New Science of Cities. MIT Press.
Building a Science of Cities, Chapter 1 (pp.14-45)

Batty, M., Axhausen, K. W., Giannotti, F., Pozdnoukhov, A., Bazzani, A., Wachowicz, M., … & Portugali, Y. (2012). Smart cities of the future. The European Physical Journal Special Topics, 214(1), 481-518.

Batty, M. (2018). Inventing Future Cities. Mit Press.
The Sixth Kondratieff: The Age of the Smart City, Chapter 7 (pp.165-192)

De Monchaux, N. (2011). Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo. MIT press.
Cities and Cyborgs, Chapter 19 (pp.297-314)

Goldsmith, S. & Kleiman, N. (2017). A New City O/S: The Power of Open, Collaborative, and Distributed Governance. Brookings Institution Press.
Chapters 1-2 (pp.1-47)

Greenfield, A. (2013). Against the smart cityKindle Edition. ISBN1341905320.

Mattern, S. (2017). A City Is Not a ComputerPlaces Journal, February. Accessed 14 Nov 2018. https://doi.org/10.22269/170207 (Click titile or DOI to view)

Morozov, E. (2014). The Planning Machine: Project Cybersyn and the Origins of the Big Data NationThe New Yorker13.  (Click title to view)

Naisbitt, J. (1982). Megatrends. New York, Warner Books.
Forced technology-high tech/high touch, Chapter 2 (pp.39-53)

President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (2016), Technology and the Future of Cities. (Click title to view)

Ruchelman, L. I. (2007). Cities in the Third Wave: the Technological Transformation of Urban America. Rowman & Littlefield.
Chapters 2 & 3, (pp.17-51)

Toffler, A. (1970). Future Shock. Bantam.
Chapter 19 (pp.428-445)

Townsend, A. M. (2013). Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia. WW Norton & Company.
A New Civics for a Smart Community, Chapter 10 (pp.282-320)

Globalization (Weeks 14-15)

Brook, D. (2013). A History of Future Cities. WW Norton & Company.
From Perestroika to Petrolgrad, Chapter 8 (pp.269-294)
The Head of the Dragon, Chapter 9 (pp.295-324)
Slumdogs and Millionaires, Chapter 10 (pp.325-350)
Dubai Inc. Proudly Presents the International City, Chapter 11 (pp.351-380)
Conclusion: Glimpses of Utopia, (pp.381-387)

Henderson, H. (1999). Beyond globalization: shaping a sustainable global economy.  Kumarian Press.
Globalization: The Current Dilemmas, Chapter 1 (pp.1-9)

United Nations. (2016) The World’s Cities in 2016: Data Booklet. (Click title to view)

 

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