Research Paper Rough Outline Version 2.0

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 (technology).
1. Catalysts for Urban Evolution

  • a. Political
  • b. Economic
    • i. Ideas about the changing of an urban environment from a place of production to consumption, as well as a “higher” form of production
  • c. Cultural/Creative
    • i. In what ways does Cultural/Creative really impact urban evolution in a Chinese environment of censorship and lack of intellectual property rights
  • d. How do these different inputs overlap or intersect to create a different output both in terms of morphology as well as performance
    • i. How do you begin measuring the performance of urban evolution?

2. Program

  • a. How does the industrial program of an urban area change to meet the needs of a dynamic economy?
    • i. Live
      • 1. trend towards smaller living spaces as land value increases
      • 2. Trends of higher housing costs forcing groups of people out of the city
      • 3. Integration of live, work, cultural/creative
    • ii. Work (Production)
      • 1. In what ways are the urbanization in conjunction with the prominence of technology changing the outcome of urban evolution
      • 2. Ideas that a lot of collaboration, and production could move online and away from physical dependence. (Idea, possibly myth, that a person can change the world ,production, with only a laptop and internet connection)
    • iii. Commercial (Consumption)
      • 1. Where is the boundary between creative production and consumption vs. commercial production and consumption
      • 2. How does the moving of consumption online change affect the transformation from industrial
  • b. How are programs being separated or integrated due to the transformation from industrial settings?

3. Morphology

  • a. Previous Industrial morphology and systems
    • i. Reasons for its creations
    • ii. Opportunities created by past morphology
    • iii. challenges created by past morphologies
    • iv. What is the legacy of the industrial typology?
  • b. Future Morphology
    • i. How is the industrial morphology being altered
    • ii. What are the trends occurring

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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