The 100th anniversary of Geddes' book "cities in evolution" has just passed, and the authors of this paper present a contribution of understanding "how" Geddes might address the paradigm of the "smart city". Geddesian concepts have greatly revolutionized the design and building of modern cities around the world. As a botanist and scientist, Geddes incorporated the concept of the appearance of gardens in designing towns. His success in pioneering the planning of his city of residence in Scotland inspired further involvement in designing towns and the renovation of old structures and buildings. His concepts regarding the planning and development of towns and cities have created a foundation of interest in research, professionalism, and educational development. This study analyses the concepts of space, communities, and smart cities, and repositions Geddesian ideas in contemporary learning strategies in relation to the wider political spectrum associated with the paradigm of smart cities. The authors explore the relevance of his thought and perspective in the current design environment geared towards the creation of smart cities. The study also evaluates the challenges of developing smart cities in relation Patrick Geddes’s ideas.

Reconsidering the Geddesian Concepts of Community and Space through the Paradigm of Smart Cities

GARAU, CHIARA
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ZAMPERLIN, PAOLA
Secondo
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BALLETTO, GINEVRA
Ultimo
2016

Abstract

The 100th anniversary of Geddes' book "cities in evolution" has just passed, and the authors of this paper present a contribution of understanding "how" Geddes might address the paradigm of the "smart city". Geddesian concepts have greatly revolutionized the design and building of modern cities around the world. As a botanist and scientist, Geddes incorporated the concept of the appearance of gardens in designing towns. His success in pioneering the planning of his city of residence in Scotland inspired further involvement in designing towns and the renovation of old structures and buildings. His concepts regarding the planning and development of towns and cities have created a foundation of interest in research, professionalism, and educational development. This study analyses the concepts of space, communities, and smart cities, and repositions Geddesian ideas in contemporary learning strategies in relation to the wider political spectrum associated with the paradigm of smart cities. The authors explore the relevance of his thought and perspective in the current design environment geared towards the creation of smart cities. The study also evaluates the challenges of developing smart cities in relation Patrick Geddes’s ideas.
Patrick Geddes; community; urban planning; smart cities
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