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The Urban Improvise: Improvisation-Based Design for Hybrid Cities

Kristian Kloeckl


The built environment in today's hybrid cities is changing radically. The pervasiveness of networked mobile and embedded devices has transformed a predominantly stable background for human activity into spaces that have a more fluid behavior. Based on their capability to sense, compute, and act in real time, urban spaces have the potential to go beyond planned behaviors and, instead, change and adapt dynamically. These interactions resemble improvisation in the performing arts, and this book offers a new improvisation-based framework for thinking about future cities. The book moves beyond the ... More

Keywords: urban spaces, improvisation, smart city, performativity, digital cities, design theory, urban design, built environment, hybrid cities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780300243048
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300243048.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kristian Kloeckl, author
Northeastern University