Architecture and the Smart City

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Abstract

Increasingly the world around us is becoming ‘smart.’ From smart meters to smart production, from smart surfaces to smart grids, from smart phones to smart citizens. ‘Smart’ has become the catch-all term to indicate the advent of a charged technological shift that has been propelled by the promise of safer, more convenient and more efficient forms of living. Most architects, designers, planners and politicians seem to agree that the smart transition of cities and buildings is in full swing and inevitable. However, beyond comfort, safety and efficiency, how can ‘smart design and technologies’ assist to address current and future challenges of architecture and urbanism?

Architecture and the Smart City provides an architectural perspective on the emergence of the smart city and offers a wide collection of resources for developing a better understanding of how smart architecture, smart cities and smart systems in the built environment are discussed, designed and materialized. It brings together a range of international thinkers and practitioners to discuss smart systems through four thematic sections: ‘Histories and Futures’, ‘Agency and Control’, ‘Materialities and Spaces’ and ‘Networks and Nodes’. Combined, these four thematic sections provide different perspectives into some of the most pressing issues with smart systems in the built environment.

The book tackles questions related to the future of architecture and urbanism, lessons learned from global case studies and challenges related to interdisciplinary research, and critically examines what the future of buildings and cities will look like.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages260
ISBN (Electronic)9780429324468
ISBN (Print)9780367342074, 9780367342067
StatePublished - 6 Nov 2019

Publication series

NameCritiques : Critical Studies in Architectural Humanities
PublisherRoutledge

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Smart meters
Smart city

Keywords

  • Smart buildings
  • Smart city
  • Smart cities
  • Smart building
  • Smart architecture

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De Sousa Lopes Figueiredo, S., Krishnamurthy, S., & Schröder, T. (Eds.) (2019). Architecture and the Smart City. (Critiques : Critical Studies in Architectural Humanities). London: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.
De Sousa Lopes Figueiredo, Sergio (Editor) ; Krishnamurthy, Sukanya (Editor) ; Schröder, Torsten (Editor). / Architecture and the Smart City. London : Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2019. 260 p. (Critiques : Critical Studies in Architectural Humanities).
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