While no theory is applied consistently, Mitchell does invoke themes from classical urban theory: the value of the agora, the public meeting place, and the nature. The term E-topia was developed by William J. Mitchell in an attempt to give a response to one of the challenges that he himself brought forward in his previous . E-topia: “urban life, Jim—but not as we know it”. Author: William J. Mitchell · Massachusetts Institute of Technology, View colleagues of William J. Mitchell.

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What new benefits might it bring, and what are they worth to us? Angel rated it it was ok Jan 26, Demobilization [substituting telecommunication for travel] 3. Paperbackpages.

Mana Rezaee rated it liked it Dec 15, Filippo rated it liked it Jan 09, Books by William J. As a computer scientist reading this book inI find very little to commend. Mitchell, who was the Dean of the M.

e-topia by William J. Mitchell

It is a whole new urban infrastructure — one that will change the forms of our cities as dramatically as railroads, highways, electric power supply, and telephone networks did in the past.

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Neither digiphile nor digiphobe, Mitchell advocates the creation of e-topias — cities that work smarter, not harder. Not surprisingly then, different people are trying to apply those principles to a whole range of disciplines from product or service design, architecture, business strategy, policy making and urban design. Dematerialization [nowadays it would be called williamm 2.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. It is a whole new urban infrastructure — one that will change the forms of our cities as dramatically as railroads, highways, electric power supply, and telephone networks did in the past. Three years after his death, one of the seeds he helped us to sow is about to flourish: This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Of course there is a sense of sanguine excitement about the possibilities -remember this book was published in the middle of mirchell Internet or dot-com bubble- but most of the possibilities he covers, have become staples of everyday life. And what about places?

Ashley rated it really liked it Jul 26, And we must recognize that the fundamental web of relationships among homes, workplaces, and sources of everyday supplies and services topa essential bonds that hold cities together- may now be formed in new and unorthodox ways. Whitney rated it really liked it Jun 14, Geoffrey Long rated it liked it Jan 17, Who will get access and when?


Thus, openness and freedom not merely as a principle, but as topiaa design guideline for efficiency.

The global digital network is not just a delivery system for email, Web pages, and digital television. Mitchell was the Alexander W.

Book review of William J. Mitchell’s E-TOPIA “Urban life, Jim – but not as we know it”

It is true that some interesting questions are raised, for example after reviewing the impact of historical transport and service networks: School of Architecture and Planning from until his death inanalyzes the changes that sensors, software, mobile devices, computing and telecommunications bring to our daily life, social behavior and economics.

We will increasingly continue to live in cities, since cities are the most successful generators of opportunities for people, but our life, although powered by the same human and social principles deeply rooted in our genetics, will be slightly different.

Who will control it? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Dark infrastructures for our most brilliant invention: Sustainable development is, therefore, not beyond reach.