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The Image of the (Smart) City, Redux: Re-examining Kevin Lynch’s Models in a Big Data/VR World

Annual Meeting Proceedings

Author(s): June Williamson

Extensive and growing informational infrastructuresthat inform the shaping of human settlements areengendering new design processes and practices.I speculate about the discursive contexts in whichemergent roles for design professionals in designing“smarter” cities are forming. City design methodsin-development shaped by contemporary desires,concerns, and anxieties are compared and contrastedwith normative theories of city image and “good” cityform offered by planning theorist Kevin Lynch from the1960s to the 1980s.

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Luis Francisco Rico-Gutierrez & Martha Thorne