Circular City + Living Systems Lab

December 21, 2016

Growing Urbanism: A Manifesto toward an Ecological Urbanism

Article in Blur>d3: dialog International Journal of Architecture and Design

Visual Data Overlay: In an interactive, visual overlay the user receives additional information about the surrounding site, shown here while looking at a self-regulating building in downtown Seattle.

Abstract

Imagine a city of the future where nature has re-emerged into the streets, food grows in permaculture gardens next to where we live and work, tidelands once filled in for industry re-emerge to allow rivers to meander, transportation infrastructure has decentralized and dissolved, and the waterfront has blurred and soften. These transformations of the static monuments to industrial production are the beginnings of an ecologically fabricated revolution, adaptive responsive and smart architectures indistinguishable from their surrounding landscapes.

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Citation

Brevoort. Joshua. Lisa Chun, Gundula Proksch. 2016. “Growing Urbanism: A Manifesto toward an Ecological Urbanism,” Blur>d3: dialog International Journal of Architecture and Design, Vol. II, 33-44.