FC-01x: Future Cities

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*Note - This is an Archived course* This is a past/archived course. At this time, you can only explore this course in a self-paced fashion. Certain features of this course may not be active, but many people enjoy watching the videos and working with the materials. Make sure to check for reruns of this course. Understanding a city as a whole, its people, components, functions, scales and dynamics, is crucial for the appropriate design and management of the urban system. While the development of cities in different parts of the world is moving in diverse directions, all estimations show that cities worldwide will change and grow strongly in the coming years. Especially in the tropics over the next 3 decades, it is expected that the number of new urban residents will increase by 3 times the population of Europe today. Yet already now, there is an extreme shortage of designers and urban planners able to understand the functioning of a ci... *Note - This is an Archived course* This is a past/archived course. At this time, you can only explore this course in a self-paced fashion. Certain features of this course may not be active, but many people enjoy watching the videos and working with the materials. Make sure to check for reruns of this course. Understanding a city as a whole, its people, components, functions, scales and dynamics, is crucial for the appropriate design and management of the urban system. While the development of cities in different parts of the world is moving in diverse directions, all estimations show that cities worldwide will change and grow strongly in the coming years. Especially in the tropics over the next 3 decades, it is expected that the number of new urban residents will increase by 3 times the population of Europe today. Yet already now, there is an extreme shortage of designers and urban planners able to understand the functioning of a city as a system, and to plan a sustainable and resilient city. To answer questions like: Which methods can contribute to the sustainable performance of a city, and how can we teach this to the next generations, the ETH Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore has produced over the last 3 years many necessary research results. “Future Cities” aims to bring these latest results to the places where they are needed most. The only way to better understand the city is by going beyond the physical appearance and by focusing on different representations, properties and impact factors of the urban system. For that reason, in this course we will explore the city as the most complex human-made “organism” with a metabolism that can be modeled in terms of stocks and flows. We will open a holistic view on existing and new cities, with a focus on Asia. Data-driven approaches for the development of the future city will be studied, based on crowdsourcing and sensing. At first, we will give an overview of the components and dynamics of the future cities, and we will show the importance of information and information architecture for the cities of the future. The course will cover the origins, state-of-the-art and applications of information architecture and simulation. “Future Cities” will provide the basis to understand, shape, plan, design, build, manage and continually adapt a city. You will learn to see the consequences of citizen science and the merging of Architecture and information space. You will be up-to-date on the latest research and development on how to better understand, create and manage the future cities for a more resilient urban world.
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10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 7 months ago
I really enjoyed the course .. It's opened up new ways of thinking about urban problems .. The professors were great and the interactive sessions after every week were very useful..
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6 years, 9 months ago
I enjoyed it a lot to take part in this MOOC. It had to offer a lot of basic terms and approaches on urban design and planning as well as the already started future development of sustainable and resilient urban areas and megacities. As I would like to get deeper into that challenging matter now, I am looking forward very much to the following courses by ETHx. The learners' experience could still be improved a little by more engaging discussion moderation by the instructors and making presentations more vivid and immersive ("storytelling"). But in general "Future Cities" was worth every minute spent on it, and I can warmly recommend to participate.
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10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 10 months ago
The course was well done and gave a high level overview of the focus the entire globe needs to take with their cities. The population continues to grow without the proper design for health, welfare and safety. Climate considerations need to based on adaptation to what is, not what was. We need to apply the intelligence we have to this critical need for the future of our cities.
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6 years, 10 months ago
It was a surface look at issues around future cities. It presented great references for more in depth study later. This is very quick and easy course that touched on issues and tools being used to improve the resilience of future cities.
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8/10 starsCompleted
7 years ago
Hi, my name is Guillermo García N, I from Venezuela.Even though I am not an architect, I am really interesting about urban planning and the urban systems.I would like to learned and understand the functioning of a city as a system, and to plan a sustainable and resilient city as Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. Now I am promoting the establishing of the first REIT in Venezuela, pending approval from the Superintendencia Nacional de Valores (SNV)
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9/10 starsCompleted
7 years ago
Hi my name is Juana Carrere I’m from Colombia, and ‘m living in Burkina Faso, I have master in land territorial management, and a lot of experience in National Parcs .The last 3 year I worked in Nairobi as formal deputy from the Colombia Embassy to ONU HABITAT and I was coordinating the organization of the 7 world urban forum in Medellin. I know witch is the importance of the cities and I want to be on the hard of de discussions before Habitat III. I’m afraid about my English I’m fluently French a Spanish.
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8/10 starsCompleted
7 years ago
greetings, i´m a free lancer and im working in the same area, i developed several concepts and projects and i hope not to leave them in the void, here is a general idea : fantasy architecture vacation parks and villages... camera controlled cities (metro, streets, houses, stores and other structures) with a A.I. detecting movement (shadows, rapid or random movement, help signals and other video images) connected to the police, hospital and the community.. i think this is one of the most interesting courses in the edx service and im intending to pass the honor code...im from Portugal and i live in brazil.. i hope that you found this introduction interesting..fell free to contact me or to comment my ideas... love and light Tiago Caiano
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7 years, 1 month ago
Hello, i just recently completed my degree in architecture and currently practicing right now. I'm very interested to know more about urban planning, so glad that I've found this online course, and its free. Hope to meet you all soon. :)
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7 years, 1 month ago
Salam everyone. I have completed my Bachelors degree in architecture and working as an architect in Lahore, Pakistan.Though maximum population of my country Pakistan resides in rural areas but due to poor infrastructure and governance , cities of Pakistan have seen drastic rise in migration of rural population towards urban in recent times, resulting in chaotic conditions of existing cities. I want to take this course to study the problem of my cities in detail and help propose a solution for existing problems.
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10/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
Hi, I am a student of Universidad Autonoma De Santo Domingo UASD, in Dominican Republic, I'm in my 6th semester and I'll like to take this course. I knew about this web page thank to Education USA at Dominico Americano in my country. What I have to do to join here?
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10/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
Hello everybody. I'm Veri from Brazil, but I currently live in Boston, USA. I graduated in Architecture and I'm very interested in city planning , urban problems and son on. I think this course will be very useful to understand cities' issues deeply.I I will see you all soon in this amazing course.
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8/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
I live primarily on a farm, in Michigan, and re-entering cities, particularly failed cities like Detroit or Flint, bring to mind the need to think about cities like farms, places to grow things, be alive, and find life. I hope to find some insight in this very interesting course.
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7 years, 1 month ago
I am Makinzie from California, US. I have a background in planning for sustainable cities, and I am really excited about this course. See you all soon!
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9/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
Hi, everyone! I am Victoria from Ukraine,I study architecture. Looking forward to start this interesting course with you, guys :)
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8/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
Hello, I am John From Colombia. I am architect. I Am very interested in taking this course...nice to meet you. Thanks.
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8/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
Hi i am Aicha from Algeria,i study civil engineering,and i am soooo excited to share this course with you ;)
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7 years, 1 month ago
hi i am Dr Syah from Malaysia.Medical doctor by profession but an avid architecture and design learner.Future Cities,here I come!:)
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6/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
hi, i'm an urban planner by academics and looking forward to postgrad. in urban design and really looking forward to this course
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7 years, 2 months ago
Hi, Im Lisandra Garay from Perú, Civil engineer, Im very excited to share knowledge with you. Thanks!
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