‘Urban Mobility in the Informal City’
Alfredo Brillembourg & Hubert Klumpner
Intelligent Infrastructure: Zip Cars, Invisible Networks, and Urban Transformation
While many of its traditional elements, such as roads and utilities, do not change, urban infrastructure is undergoing a fascinating and necessary transformation in the wake of new information and communication technologies. This volume brings together many of the most important new voices in the fields impacting modern urban infrastructure to explore this revolutionary change. Increasingly, it is connective systems rather than built forms that bind a city together. Intelligent infrastructure confers upon a city previously unimagined levels of adaptability. Beginning with a consideration of invisible networks—the sociohistorical systems that contribute to and constitute urbanity—the essays collected here examine a variety of actual tools, from handheld devices to autonomous vehicles, within a fully networked built environment: the smart city. Intelligent Infrastructure argues that knowledge of both the visible and invisible components—information, energy, sustainability, transportation, housing, and social practices—are critical to understanding the urban environment.