The Civic City in a Digitized World
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The world is turning to its darker face, apprehension is in the air, the Zeitgeist is one of rising anxiety as our social and our tribal selves increasingly clash as we become overwhelmed by the speed of change. Where do we belong when everything is on the move and the ‘real’ and the virtual blend ever more. How can we combine our desire for anchorage, belonging and stability, with our wish for connections and networks across the globe. How do cities create an atmosphere of opportunity, potential and a ‘can do’ attitude and can they offer us possibilities to grow and be inspired.
Charles Landry is an UK-based urban scientist, author and internationally acknowledged advisor and speaker on future urban development. In the end of the 1980s he developed the concep of the Creative City; his most famous book “The Creative City: A toolkit for Urban Innovators” was published in 2000.
“The Digitized City” (2016) and “The Civic City in a Nomadic World” (2018) are two of his most recent publications.