PARTLY CLOUDY

Smart processes have already started in many cities all over the world, changing the way we are looking at our own cities. The UK Government is supporting its capital in becoming a world class leader in the field. The aim of these interviews is to compare and share ideas by London-based professionals involved in the smart transformation of the city from an architectural and urban point of view. Each interviewed, for a different reason, is considered a pioneer in smart city visions. Professionals interviewed: Emilia Plotka (RIBA); Nicholas Francis (Foresight Future of Cities); Nicola Walt (ARUP) Tim Stonor (Space Syntax). A project by Giuseppe Parità (story teller) in collaboration with Massimiliano Mastellone (Editor) and Silvia Bracci (Graphic designer)

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PARTLY CLOUDY

Giuseppe Parità

PARTLY CLOUDY CITIES. NOWCASTING and FORECASTING on FUTURE CITIES.
"Partly Cloudy" is not a forecast but a condition of contemporary cities. Since its origin, cities have been conceived as complex entities made up of material bodies (the Latin "urbs")…


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PARTLY CLOUDY CITIES. NOWCASTING and FORECASTING on FUTURE CITIES.
"Partly Cloudy" is not a forecast but a condition of contemporary cities. Since its origin, cities have been conceived as complex entities made up of material bodies (the Latin "urbs") that interact with social bodies (the "civitas"). Nowadays, in the era of the Third Industrial Revolution, a new immaterial body has superimposed on the others: the cloud. The metaphor of the cloud is often used in order to define that volatile and aerial third environment generated by ICT (Echeverría, 1999) and that it is supposed to help architects and urban planners in thinking new kinds of city visions. In addition to the physical space and the mental one, the space of the information - the cybernetic one, using memory and research criteria like our mind - will lead to a connected intelligent architecture that is going to piece together these different environments we live in (De Kerckhove, 2003). Closely related to this idea, the "smart city" is intended as a new hybrid entity whose main processes are controlled and managed by ICT systems. So, architecture does not only deal with buildings, but it should try to bridge information technology and social science in order to build an environment where people live more easily. It means: more green spaces, more social and more connected (Ratti, 2013).
Smart processes have already started in many cities all over the world, changing the way we are looking at our own cities. This channel wants to compare and share ideas by those interested in the smart / future transformation of the city. Stay CLOUDY!

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