A book for the beach: The City And The City by China Miéville | Books | The GuardianKamala D. Harris was half right in her speech launching her presidential campaign when she said we need to address climate change based on 'science fact, not science fiction. This belief is more than just lip service for the woman who co-founded alongside Annalee Newitz io9. These days, Anders is using a different medium—the speculative fiction novel—to think radically, critically, and empathetically about our present and, perhaps more importantly, all of our potential futures. The story is set much later, generations after humans presumably fled Earth for another planet altogether: the tidally-locked January, one side of which continually faces the sun and the other the cold darkness of space. Both cities have devastating class systems, hierarchies that continue to be informed by the dominant cultures of the generation ship that first brought humanity to January.
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Laurie Winkless is a physicist and writer, reading this book I felt like I'm treated as an 8-year-old. How Ms Winkless made a great deal of technical information totally intriguing? The enthusiastic author takes a look at the science that makes cities work today and what is coming in the near future. While I appreciate being explained complex topics in laymen's terms.
Thankfully, highlighting both historical context and the most exciting innovations on the horizon, free-flowing writing style will be accessible to most readers, echoing current work on disruptive events caused by social unrest. Here we'll talk about everything from tyres to fuel cells 6. The book is packed with information. This highlights the importance of abrupt change and unanticipated conseque?
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A proposal for a new way to understand cities and their design not as artifacts but as systems composed of flows and networks. In The New Science of Cities , Michael Batty suggests that to understand cities we must view them not simply as places in space but as systems of networks and flows. To understand space, he argues, we must understand flows, and to understand flows, we must understand networks—the relations between objects that compose the system of the city. Drawing on the complexity sciences, social physics, urban economics, transportation theory, regional science, and urban geography, and building on his own previous work, Batty introduces theories and methods that reveal the deep structure of how cities function. Batty presents the foundations of a new science of cities, defining flows and their networks and introducing tools that can be applied to understanding different aspects of city structure. He examines the size of cities, their internal order, the transport routes that define them, and the locations that fix these networks. He introduces methods of simulation that range from simple stochastic models to bottom-up evolutionary models to aggregate land-use transportation models.