There is so much to be learned from the cities that we live in and experience. From sounds and visual impressions to personal interactions on the streets. Living in Mid-Michigan in a post-carbon city has allowed me to further examine this place and learn first hand by living in the center of what it hopes to be one of its saving graces; a newly built urban center. I believe there are other ways to think about city futures but observing this version of urban development has been a interesting, depressing, inspiring and educational.
I compiled a group of articles that I have been reading that are associated with these topics. Please share and distribute.
Cities Spaces and Spaces for Design
Lowercase Strategies in Public Sound Art: celebrating the transient audience
by Peter Batchelor
by Denis Wood
An Internet of Things
by Keller Easterling
Digital Public Spaces
Edited by Drew Hemment