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Human Topographies

ByMarshall Ford

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The megacity is created by expansion controlled only by the needs of the people. Growth continues informally outward as verticality becomes less possible in urban cores. Incredibly rapid and autonomous patterns of settlement create cities too big for comprehension. What do we do before this expansion creates international, social, political, structural, and economical problems too big for comprehension? This project maximizes our possible/reasonable densities through familiar architectural and construction systems, envisioning appropriate, sustainable, yet futuristic vertical systems that will permit necessary macro and micro vertical expansion, adding rare program like open space, amenities, and agriculture zones, as we engulf the fringes of our megacities. It becomes a 3-dimensional micro-city contained in constantly growing vertical structures, integrated within maximized human topographies. In 30 years when 90% of the world’s population lives in cities, it will not make sense to avoid verticality.

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Publication Date
Jun 26, 2011
Language
English
Category
Art & Photography
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Marshall Ford

Specifications

Pages
204
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Color
Dimensions
US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)

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