We cannot predict the future of cities because they are inherently unpredictable, complex, organic systems. However, it is possible to invent the future of cities. This is the core argument made by Michael Batty, Bartlett Professor of Planning at University College London, in his latest book, Inventing Future Cities.
In this episode of City Talks, Professor Batty joins Andrew Carter to discuss how urban invention and reinvention can be brought about in the unpredictable twenty-first century, with a focus on the interplay between data, technology and urban form.
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