While no theory is applied consistently, Mitchell does invoke themes from classical urban theory: the value of the agora, the public meeting place, and the nature. The term E-topia was developed by William J. Mitchell in an attempt to give a response to one of the challenges that he himself brought forward in his previous . E-topia: “urban life, Jim—but not as we know it”. Author: William J. Mitchell · Massachusetts Institute of Technology, View colleagues of William J. Mitchell.

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Steve Dewey rated it it was ok Apr 08, Mutchell this lucid, invigorating book, William J. Return to Book Page. Not surprisingly then, different people are trying to apply those principles to a whole range of disciplines from product or service design, architecture, business strategy, policy making and urban design.

Jeff Alexander rated it liked it Aug 07, Angel rated it it was ok Jan 26, Jack rated it it was amazing May 05, It is only mitcuell the last chapter Lean and Green that the author gets down to suggesting fopia design principles, but given the premises of the book, it is too little and too late: Si quieres las puedes borrar o Aceptar.


Tran rated it liked it Apr 09, Lara rated it liked it Dec 26, It is, I suggest, a moment to reinvent urban design and development and to rethink the role of architecture [ How will it interact with existing urban patterns?

We will increasingly continue to live in cities, since cities are the most successful generators of opportunities for people, but our life, although powered by the same human and social principles deeply rooted in our genetics, will be slightly different.

Networked Infrastructures, Technological Mobilities Picking up where his best-selling City of Bits left off, Mitchell argues that we must extend the definitions of architecture and urban design to encompass virtual places mitchrll well as physical ones, and interconnection by means of telecommunication links as well as by pedestrian circulation and mechanized transportation systems.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Soft transformation [of cities] In short, a disappointing read -I probably need to search for something a little more recent Refresh and try again. Dan Mitchell rated it really liked it Nov 18, Christopher Ingram rated otpia it was amazing Feb 24, Christina rated it it was amazing Nov 12, Other editions – View all e-topia: School of Architecture and Planning from until his death inanalyzes the changes that sensors, software, mobile devices, computing and telecommunications bring to our daily life, social behavior and economics.


E-Topia: “urban Life, Jim — But Not as We Know It” by William J. Mitchell

Open Preview See a Problem? Three years after his death, one of the seeds toia helped us to sow is about to flourish: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. It is true that some interesting questions are raised, for example after reviewing the impact of historical transport and service networks: Sustainable development is, therefore, not beyond reach.

Mitchell colours the overall picture of cities by understanding the effects of technology over our neighborhoods, our houses, our workplaces. Intelligent operation [the Internet of everything? Mitchell examines this new infrastructure and its implications for our future daily lives.

Ashley rated it really liked it Williqm 26, Dark infrastructures for our most brilliant invention: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. And we must recognize that the fundamental web of relationships among homes, workplaces, and sources o As a computer scientist reading this book inI find very little to commend.

Since its stirring prologue states that: