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Transforming the engineering of cities: 'points of departure' for future visioning

Kwami, C; Cosgrave, E; (2018) Transforming the engineering of cities: 'points of departure' for future visioning. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Urban Design and Planning , 171 (4) pp. 157-165. 10.1680/jurdp.17.00035. Green open access

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Abstract

The Transforming the Engineering of Cities Program (TEC), an ambitious 5-year multi-disciplinary research program provided numerous findings related to approaches to the future (short, medium and/or long-term) of planning in cities. In addition to academic papers, a series of white papers were written for a policy audience. Using a literature review approach and narrative content analysis, the white papers were reviewed to identify lessons to inform and equip the profession in crafting urban future. From this analysis, three “points of departure,” starting points for crafting urban futures: 1.‘Re-thinking engineering principles and practice’ 2.‘Re-imagining the function and form of the city itself’ and 3. ‘Understanding of the city as a social system.’ The paper discusses implications of these departure points, strengths and weaknesses of these approaches to projecting and crafting urban futures.

Type: Article
Title: Transforming the engineering of cities: 'points of departure' for future visioning
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1680/jurdp.17.00035
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1680/jurdp.17.00035
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © ICE Publishing, all rights reserved. This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: municipal & public service engineering, sustainability, urban regeneration
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > STEaPP
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10047312
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