Urban Futures

Buck, David N and Mitchell, Allan (2016) Urban Futures. University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham. ISBN 978-1-86174-221-6

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Abstract

This symposium examines the landscape of future cities from both philosophical and practical perspectives. As Professor Jonathan Hill has noted, inherent in the original Italian word for design, disegno, was a duality suggesting both the drawing of a line on paper as well as the drawing forth of an idea. We take this dual connotation as making explicit the close relationship between thought and practice which underpins our collective design research interests as we consider the future of urban life. This symposium brings together a group of academics from Asia and the UK, with invitees from English government agencies and private organisations, with speakers presenting their research interests under this broad theme. ‘What is past is prologue’ William Shakespeare, 1611 We anticipate this symposium will be the alchemy that forms new long-term research partnerships and ventures and wonderfully it is being held at Rousham Gardens, a Grade 1 listed Picturesque landscape designed by William Kent in 1741. Rousham is considered to be one of the finest English Gardens and has been intentionally chosen as a venue where as William Shakespeare reminds us, we are able to use the past as a prism to view the future. The presentations, when taken together, will allow us to develop a compendium of diverse possibilities for our urban landscape futures.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Art and Design > Design
Research Priority Areas: Innovation, Design and Technology
Depositing User: David Buck
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2016 11:22
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2017 10:07
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/4146

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