Est-ce que la technologie désurbanise la ville. Pour la sociologue et économiste américaine Saskia Sassen (Wikipédia), qui introduisait la 3e édition de la conférence Lift France qui se tenait la semaine dernière à Marseille, la ville est devenue un espace stratégique pour tout type d’applications technologiques, mais dans quelles mesures ces capacités technologiques déployées dans l’espace urbain urbanisent-elles véritablement la ville ?
« A l’heure où tout le monde se demande comment utiliser la ville, diffuser ses services dans l’espace urbain, la question de savoir si les technologies urbanisent ou pas la ville me semble d’importance. » La ville doit pouvoir être hackée « La technologie donne des capacités technologiques qui vont au-delà de la technologie elle-même. Quand la haute finance utilise les technologies, elle ne le fait pas de la même manière que la société civile. La ville est un espace complexe, anarchique, rappelle la spécialiste du sujet. Il nous faut comprendre autrement « l’urbanitude ». MIT's Free Urban Planning Software Will Help Build The Cities Of The Future. Most of the world lives in cities.
That number, now at about 3.3 billion people, will keep going up. During the next five years, urban populations are expected to soar well beyond half the world's total. Yet most of those urbanites are also likely to live in poorly, or at least haphazardly, designed cities. The expertise to create a well-planned metropolis is seldom available, especially in the developing world, where 30% of urban populations live in informal slums. Globally, 70% of today's urban growth (PDF) occurs outside the formal planning process. Avoiding that future just became a bit easier with the launch of the Urban Network Analysis, an open-source software released by MIT.
It measures traits such as "reach, gravity, betweenness, closeness, and straightness," which, in laymen terms, express features such as the number of services, buildings, and resources within a certain walking distance, or the volume of traffic along sidewalks and streets. [Image: MIT] 50 Ideas for the New City. The Omnibus is all about ideas.
From the beginning, Urban Omnibus has been a showcase of good ideas for the future of cities, conceived in the public interest and tried and tested in the five boroughs of New York. So, we have decided to surface some of the ideas that have appeared on Urban Omnibus over the past two years and broadcast them around the city. In April 2011, we released a series of Idea Posters, pasted on fences, scaffolds and storefronts from Jamaica, Queens, to the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and many places in between. With this poster campaign, we wanted to turn the tactics of ubiquitous marketing — in which every bus, taxi or construction barrier is a canvas for advertising anything and everything — upside down by using a similar language to share examples of creativity and innovation in the urban realm.
We want to spread these ideas to the whole city, online and off. Amsterdam Smart City. Atoola, du lien, du respect, de l'emploi. Rive droite numérique. Lille2005. Proxima Mobile : applications et services gratuits sur mobile pour les citoyens. Réseaux sociaux et territoires. Sofia’s New Metro Station is an Urban Tissue that Connects its Center / StudioATM. Metro Station 20 designed by StudioATM is part of “Metro Line 1” which connects the center of Sofia with the International Airport.The new Metro Station and public plaza transforms a former local, non urbanized area into an invigorated center.
“Metro Station 20” integrates infrastructure and civic space, synthesizing a diverse range of public, retail, commercial and transportation programs. Situated on the eastern part of the Bulgarian capital, between the Sofia International Airport and Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd., (symbolically the main “gate” of Sofia) the adjacent area would become an attractive point for commercial use and communication. With this desired approach and continuous use of innovative and contemporary thinking, “Metro Station 20,” shall serve as a key transportation segment for the people, connecting Druzhba residential quarter with the heart of the city. -> EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS 2 - Limited Edition Book.