Urban rejuvenation : a contemporary urban topology for the information age

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dc.contributor.advisor Palmer, Alvin E., 1935- en_US
dc.contributor.author Baumer, Andreas en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:38:38Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:38:38Z
dc.date.created 1999 en_US
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier LD2489.Z73 1999 .B38 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/186493
dc.description.abstract A changing perception based on the appreciation for information in our era allows a broader idea and different understanding of life as a system driven by the flow of information. Simultaneously, our understanding of 'the' urban was broadened. It enabled us to perceive urban structures as living organisms beyond their physical manifestation and separated from human control. Like species, our cities are great products of evolutionary forces and contain invaluable information worth preserving.When writing about urban spaces, urban is understood as a system which is constituted not so much by built forms and infrastructures, but as a heterogeneous field that is constituted by intervention and lines of forces and action. These lines form the coordinates of an urban topology that is not based on the human body and its movements in space alone, but also on relational acts and events within the urban system. These relational acts can be economic, political, technological or tectonic processes, as well as acts of communication. The urban is therefore quite different from the physically defined spaces of events and movements.The focal point of this paper is to explore the relationship between the spaces of movement, the spaces of events and the relational systemic 'spaces'. It will be attempted to identify fundamental processes behind urban design. Rules are derived from connective principles in complexity theory, systems theory, pattern recognition, and artificial intelligence.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Architecture
dc.format.extent vi, 54 leaves : ill., map ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Land use, Urban -- History -- 20th century. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Urbanization -- History -- 20th century. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Public architecture -- History -- 20th century. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Public spaces -- History -- 20th century. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Urban renewal -- History -- 20th century. en_US
dc.title Urban rejuvenation : a contemporary urban topology for the information age en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M. Arch.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1137647 en_US

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