Future Cities from the Lens of Space

We are sharing the first version of the WeSpace report below, including the full Chinese version, the full English version and the brief version in Chinese. If you have any feedback, please feel free to contact with us via ylong@tsinghua.edu.cn

The full version of the report in Chinese v1
Released on 2020.06.18
未来城市空间 WeSpace v1 20200618 全文.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 23.0 MB
The full version of the report in English v1
Released on 2020.06.18
Adobe Acrobat Document 22.3 MB
The brief version of the report in Chinese v1
Released on 2020.06.18
未来城市空间 WeSpace v1 20200618 简版.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 5.3 MB

Future of Human Settlements Driven by Disruptive Technologies: Perspectives from The New Science of Cities and Future Cities

A series of disruptive technologies emerged in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which on the one hand had a profound impact on urban space and social life, and on the other hand provided new data, new methods and new technologies for the built environment / human settlement related research. Combining the observation of the new coronavirus pneumonia as a public health event and the theme of future human settlements driven by disruptive technologies, six perspectives for current research situation criticism and future research prospects have been proposed in this paper:(1) Urban big data has emerged, and it will be more profoundly applied in the built environment academia and industry;(2) Our understanding on cities is still limited, and urban science is still in its infancy. How to improve the scientific nature of urban research, especially urban spatial research? (3) Emphasize the use of new data, new methods, and new technologies to study "new" cities, that is, "the new science of cities"; (4) The research of healthy cities needs to establish a substantial cooperation between built environmental disciplines and public health disciplines, and embrace smart technologies in the background of digital health; (5) Smart technology effectively supports city operations and residents' living condition, and built environmental disciplines should actively explore the application of emerging technologies; (6) The discipline of built environment should actively explore the spatial prototype of the future city, and support future built environment design based on Spatial Intervention, Place Making and Digital Innovation (SIPMDI).

龙瀛 2020 建筑学报_未来人居.pdf
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Technologies, cities and our discipline

龙瀛 2019 科学中国人_未来城市.pdf
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