The City of the Future: What Will It Be?

Saturday, 15 February 2014
Grand Ballroom A (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Wiel Arets , Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
The City of the Future will be a high-performance machine, equally incorporating habitability, technological functionality and aesthetics. Cities will be intimately connected to each other, rendering the world a collective living space for all, in which continents are only hours apart. New infrastructural devices will greatly influence the development of the future city. Globalizationís blurring of local differences will be counteracted by the immediacy of access to formerly dispersed ecologies.