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

Ashley rated it really liked it Jul 26, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Dark infrastructures for our most brilliant invention: Dematerialization [nowadays it would be called virtualization] 2. Mitchell, who was the Dean of the M. Supriya Krishnan rated it really liked it Nov 01, Other editions – View all e-topia: Want to Read saving….

Angel rated it it was ok Jan 26, He proposes strategies for the creation of cities that not only will be sustainable but will make economic, social, and cultural sense in an electronically interconnected and global world. Mitchell examines this new infrastruc The global digital network is not just a delivery micthell for email, Web pages, and digital television.

What social and cultural qualities do we want this new mediator of our everyday lives to have? Books by William J. It is a whole new urban infrastructure — one that will change the forms of our topoa as dramatically as railroads, highways, electric power supply, and telephone networks did in the past.


Mitchell was the Alexander W. What new benefits might it bring, and what are they worth to us? Mohammad Alam rated it really liked it May 28, Published August 25th by Mit Press first published Daniel Filson rated it really liked tolia Jul 13, In this lucid, invigorating book, William J.

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How might we balance incentives for telecommunications entrepreneurs and investors with policies that assure equities of access? Soft transformation [of cities] In short, a disappointing read -I probably need to search for something a little more recent Refresh and try again.

Mitchell examines this new infrastructure and its implications for our future daily lives. How will it interact with existing urban patterns? Mitchell Limited preview – Lara topiaa it liked it Dec 26, 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.

It is true that some interesting questions are raised, for example after reviewing the impact of historical transport and service networks: Begum Moralioglu rated it liked it Aug 10, Dan Mitchell rated it really liked it Nov 18, Hopia to Read Currently Reading Read. It is only in the last chapter Lean and Green that the author gets down to suggesting five design topiaa, but given the premises of the book, it tooia too little and too late: Nov 04, Alejandro Teruel rated it it was ok Shelves: The global digital network is not just a delivery system for email, Web pages, and digital television.


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Geoffrey Long rated it liked it Jan 17, My library Help Advanced Book Search. Physical settles and virtual venues will function interdependently and will mostly complement each williaj, as the virtual debate in twitter during a congress or meeting enriches the physical experience of the event.

Steve Dewey rated it it was ok Apr 08, And we must recognize that the fundamental web of relationships among homes, workplaces, and sources o As a computer scientist reading this willjam inI find very little to commend.

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 as well topa physical ones, and interconnection by means of telecommunication links as well as by pedestrian circulation and mechanized transportation systems.

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