Research Paper Rough Outline

Overarching theme: Urban Evolution
How do existing urban networks of development successfully or unsuccessfully transition to the needs of changing economy and society? Specifically analyzing and theorizing how the aggregate of human settlement transitions from an industrial environment to the urban ecosystem of the future.

1. Catalysts for Urban Evolution

  • a. Political
  • b. Economic
  • c. Cultural
  • d. How do these different inputs overlap or intersect to create a different output both in terms of morphology as well as performance

2. Typology

  • a. What is the past industrial typology? What was the reason for its creations? What opportunities are afforded by industrial typology, and what are their limitations.
  • b. How are industrial typologies being replaced or being adapted to meet future needs? Are they rapidly being replaced by other typologies?

3. Program

  • a. How does the industrial program of an urban area change to meet the needs of an dynamic economy?
  • b. How are programs being separated or integrated due to the transformation from industrial settings?
  • c. In what ways are the impacts of long term trends of technology, and automatization being considered in the evolution of the program of the urban environment?

4. Community

  • a. In ways are traditional ideas about community persevering or disintegrating in a society that moves rapidly away from industrial production.
  • b. Do these ideas about community influence the formation of the built environment as it transitions from industrial spaces

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