Circular cities careers: Sustainable careers enabling sustainable cities

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In the light of rapid urbanisation, simultaneous unsustainable urban development going in hand with depletion of resources and GHG emissions that destroy the foundation of human survival on this planet is going on. Catalysed by the current global pandemic, the question for the future of the way we live and work on this planet is rapidly at stakes, yet prone to radical change to evolutionary processes. Urban environments must evolve to become a viable system as productive (e)co-players in food production, energy conversion and the cycling of resources like water and biomass while maintaining cities as hubs for ideas, culture, science, productivity, social, human, and economic development.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAMPS Proceedings Series 21. Rapid Cities – Responsive Architectures
EditorsAbdellatif Qamhaieh
Place of PublicationDubai
PublisherArchitecture Media Politics Society (AMPS)
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2021
EventRapid Cities – Responsive Architectures - Virtual / American University in Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 22 Nov 202024 Nov 2020


ConferenceRapid Cities – Responsive Architectures
Abbreviated titleAMPS
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
OtherRapid Cities – Responsive Architectures seeks to examine the dialectic, tensions, problems and possibilities of architecture and urbanism as technologically imbued, fast-paced commercial exercises. Can the design and construction of the built environment be fully profit-driven, remain responsive to climate and cultural heritage? Is spectacle architecture consistent with vernacular design, accessible transport and best practice construction? How do rapidly planned cities ensure social integration, urban health and produce affordable housing? Is it the role of the design and construction industries to respond to these issues at all? Should we embrace speed and technology as motors of design, construction and development as ends in themselves? If we do, what are the advantages and likely results? What does the history of these issues tell us about future trends?
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