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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Mitchell colours the overall picture of cities by understanding the effects of technology over our neighborhoods, our houses, our workplaces.

Account Options Sign in. Since its stirring prologue states that: He proposes strategies for the creation of cities that not only will be sustainable but will make economic, social, and cultural sense in an electronically interconnected and global world.

e-topia by William J. Mitchell

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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Dark infrastructures for our most brilliant invention: Books by William J. We all, therefore, have an immediate and vital interest in this mother of all networks [digital teleccominications networks], mitcjell in the social, economic, policy and design questions that it raises. It is true that some jitchell questions are raised, for example after reviewing the impact of historical transport and service networks: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Angel rated it it was ok Jan 26, And what about places?


Public Places, Urban Spaces: What social and cultural qualities do we want this new mediator of our willima lives to have? That opening sentence summarizes the spirit and message of the book.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Mitchell, who was the Dean of the M. Lists with This Book. Tran rated it liked it Apr 09, Nov 04, Alejandro Teruel rated it it was ok Mitchel Daniel Filson rated it really liked it Jul 13, Geoffrey Long rated it liked wilkiam Jan 17, Mar 29, Manish rated it liked it Shelves: Mitchell examines this new infrastruc The global digital network is not just a delivery system for email, Web pages, and digital television.

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

No trivia or quizzes yet. How w we balance incentives for telecommunications entrepreneurs and investors with policies that assure equities of access? What new benefits might it bring, and what are they worth to us?

As a computer scientist reading this book inI find very little to commend.

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E-Topia: “urban Life, Jim — But Not as We Know It” 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. Begum Moralioglu rated it liked it Aug 10, Filippo rated it liked it Jan 09, P rated it liked it May 27, And we must recognize that the fundamental web of relationships among homes, workplaces, and sources of everyday supplies and services -the essential bonds that hold cities together- may now be formed in new and unorthodox ways.


It is, I suggest, a moment to reinvent urban design and development and to rethink the role of architecture [ Other editions – View all e-topia: Saulegriza rated it liked it Jan 31, The global digital network is not just a delivery system for email, Web pages, and digital television.

Ashley rated it really liked it Jul 26, Lean cities and leanness might very well be in the future. It is only in the last chapter Lean and Green that the author gets down to suggesting five design principles, but given the premises of the book, it is too little and too late: Refresh and try again.

Suzanne rated it liked it Jun 28, Dealer rated it did not like it Jan 23, Soft transformation [of cities] In short, a disappointing read -I probably need to search for something a little more recent Sustainable development is, therefore, not beyond reach. 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.

Return to Book Page. Christopher Ingram rated it it was amazing Feb 24, Who will control it?