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Modern methods of agriculture have led to cities growing out of control and reducing the available agricultural land, threatening the sustainability of our food system. The previous mutually sustaining relationships of animals, humans and the land have been lost with the progress of industry.
The Smartcity - an ecological symbiosis between nature, society and the built form - is the innovative response to contemporary problems from one of the world's leading urban design and architectural thinkers. Addressing the problems of unchecked city growth, the idea of the Smartcity questions whether we could begin to live once again from first principles, focusing in on the inhabitants of the city.
Preface Urban Utopias and the Smartcity Six Manifestos for the Smartcity From Soil to Table The Perpetual Motion Machine The American Dream Redux Rise of the Eco-Warrior Scenic Positions Cultivating Community Excavating The Concrete Jungle: A Pictorial Essay 1. Urban Agriculture: Guangming Smartcity China A Lexicon Of The Smartcity Neology 2. Urban Agriculture: Daejeon Urban Renaissance Masterplan Korea 3. Urban Agriculture: Central Open Space: MAC Korea 4. Urban Agriculture: Nordhavnen Smartcity Denmark 5. Urban Agriculture: Tomato Exchange UK 6. Urban Agriculture: Dongyi Wan East Waterfront China 7. Urban Agriculture: Dusable Park USA 8. Eco-Sustainability: Guangming Energy Park China 9. Eco-Sustainability: Nanyui Urban Living Room China 10. Cultivating Communities: Redcar Seafront Development UK 11. Cultivating Communities: Nanyui Urban Living Room China 12. Cultivating Communities: Newark Gateway Project USA Sitopia -- The Urban Future Carolyn Steel The Role of Cities in Climate Change David Satterthwaite Post-Sustainability Mark Jarzombek Index