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Cybernetics or control and communication in the animal and the machine. (Book, 1985) []

Get this from a library! Cybernetics or control and communication in the animal and the machine.. [Norbert Wiener]

Memphis's Spectacular Street Experiments Moving Toward Permanence

Around the start of this decade, Memphis's public experiments were making its streets maybe the most interesting in the United States. In 2010, a business district organized a live weekend demonstration of a handmade protected bike lane and revitalized commercial block.

Brendan Cormier Works

Discussion of Almere, Oosterwold and its generative rules..

City developing

City develop in serval ways separate, combine

What Happens When Algorithms Design a Concert Hall? The Stunning Elbphilharmonie

The most interesting thing about Herzog and De Meuron's newly opened concert hall, the Elbphilharmonie, isn't its wave-like facade, which rises above the city of Hamburg, Germany. It's not the gently curved elevator at the base of the lobby that deposits you into the belly of the Swiss architects' alien landscape.

Top-Down, Bottom-Up Urban Design - The New Yorker

About three years ago, the sociologist Richard Sennett asked his friend and colleague Joan Clos, the executive director of the United Nations Human Settlements Program, if he had ever read the Athens Charter, by the architect Le Corbusier. Published in 1943, the charter shaped the design of European and American cities for decades after the Second World War.

Green Ladder by Vo Trong Nghia Architects | Architonic

All about Green Ladder by Vo Trong Nghia Architects on Architonic. Find pictures & detailed information about retailers, contact ways & request options for Green Ladder here!

Google and Apple: the High-Tech Hippies of Silicon Valley

For all the talk of "disruption" coming out of Silicon Valley, one thing that has tended to remain stubbornly stuck in the past is tech companies' architecture. Many of today's most innovative companies are housed in deadly dull, boxy and glassy suburban campuses: Google lives in the rehabbed buildings once occupied by Silicon Graphics, Facebook in a laboratory from the 1960s.

Want a Bike-Friendly City? Get Ready to Fail Until It Works

So you want to build some bicycle infrastructure for your city. Good for you. Cycling is good for the planet as well as your citizens' poorly-nourished, ill-used bodies, and studies show more people are willing to ride if cities provide infrastructure to support them.

Play with the tadpoles!

What rules control the agent's behaviors?

Landscape Urbanism

Many Landscape Urbanism projects employ principles that resonate strongly with CAS, particularly the role of time, contingency, non-linearity and the capturing of flows.

Arrow of time

The Arrow of Time, or Time's Arrow, is a concept developed in 1927 by the British astronomer Arthur Eddington involving the "one-way direction" or "asymmetry" of time. This direction, according to Eddington, can be determined by studying the organization of atoms, molecules, and bodies, might be drawn upon a four-dimensional relativistic map of the world ("a solid block of paper").


Digital tools are providing new opportunities for planners to engage the public at a distance. Serious games offer a serious alternative to traditional planning dialogues. "Envision your neighborhood, seek abundance, avoid decay, coexist. a video game by Jose Sanchez"

Building block model

The building block model is a form of public utility regulation that is common in Australia. Variants of the building block model are currently used in Australia in the regulation of electricity transmission and distribution, gas transmission and distribution, railways, postal services, urban water and sewerage services, irrigation infrastructure, and port access.

Tactical Urbanism Leading To Long Term Changes In Indy

Article by Michael Field In 2013 the City of Indianapolis announced its intention to spend upwards of $60 million to redesign Monument Circle. The project would replace decaying infrastructure and include amenities to make the area more pedestrian friendly.