A generative nervous system for the planet

Frazer, John H. & Gu, Yan (2008) A generative nervous system for the planet. In GA2008 Proceedings: 11th Generative Art International Conference, Generative Design Lab, Milan, Italy, pp. 25-34.

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Generative systems are now being proposed for addressing major ecological problems. The Complex Urban Systems Project (CUSP) founded in 2008 at the Queensland University of Technology, emphasises the ecological significance of the generative global networking of urban environments. It argues that the natural planetary systems for balancing global ecology are no longer able to respond sufficiently rapidly to the ecological damage caused by humankind and by dense urban conurbations in particular as evidenced by impacts such as climate change. The proposal of this research project is to provide a high speed generative nervous system for the planet by connecting major cities globally to interact directly with natural ecosystems to engender rapid ecological response. This would be achieved by active interactions of the global urban network with the natural ecosystem in the ecological principle of entropy. The key goal is to achieve ecologically positive cities by activating self-organising cities capable of full integration into natural eco-systems and to netowork the cities globally to provide the planet with a nervous system.

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ID Code: 40243
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Complex Urban Systems Project (CUSP), Generative Systems, Urban Environments, Ecological Change
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 20 May 2012 23:26
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2012 12:14

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