VISUALIZING THE COMPLEXITY OF THE SUSTAINABLE HYPERCITY
A cross fertilization of architecture and political – social sciences
The “Thalis hypercity ” linking Amsterdam- Brussels -Paris, Le Grand Est focused on Luxembourg City shaping an hypercity involving four EU member states , The Great Bay Area Project taking shape in China, the linking of Sao Paulo and Rio in Brazil and even more strategic the Mercocidades Project of the Mercosur are witnessing an emergent global phenomen which can be conceptualized as HYPERCITY.This phenomenon can be comceptualized as follows as in architecture ( since Gustave Eiffel, at least) as in television programming, in the rating and ranking standards of universities as in finance, we are facing Formats that serve as benchmarks with local adaptations ( compliance) rather predictable and not radical.
Hypercity is a format with 4 properties one of which is, so to speak, split shaping a cycle named LEDDET:
1 Legislative expansion(LE): merger/ incorporation/ confederation of smaller and “centrifugal” jurisdictions in administrative and civil law terms to cut transactional costs and have more efficient processes , systems and services at lower cost not only economically but also organizationally. Shorter time frames , for example.
2 Cosmopolitan ,complex demographics (D)with high density and variety of identities and lifestyles and consequently a mobile and soft boundary between normal and deviant leaving instead valid criminal law to draw the line between legal and illegal on at least a transnational scale.
- 2.1 this in the objectivity of the metropolitan context , very often, indeed, transnational
- 2.2 and in the subjectivity of the consciousness of each cosmopolitan hypercitizen who experiences his or her own inner hypercity related to his or her experience, affections and projects.
3 Socio-economic development (DE)as a strategic force: expansionism and chance seeking- constructing. A poor context , inspired by austerity, scarcity , rationing is not sustainable, as a matter of fact.
4 Technology(T) : are smart cities with high interconnectivity and digitization. Intangible focused. All Hypercities are also smart cities but not all smart cities are hypercities. A Hypercity is in this sense a city-airport in which cybersecurity, for example, becomes a securing of processes and flows that proceed quickly and efficiently while a smart city that used cybersecurity as a current version of medioeval fortifications and boiling pitch would become a place of scarcity and rationing and therefore not a hypercity and even as a smart city would not be much of a smart city. The mistake in this case would be to consider technology as a minor failure to be incorporated into a context that would remain unchanged (medioeval cybersecurity) whereas at least since H.M. Mcluhan – that is, since the late 1940s – we know that technology is a decisive game changer and cannot be applied ” coeteris paribus”.
General theoretical conceptualization and grounded research walk side by side to reframe this evolving policy model and format.
This panel is mostly but not exclusively focused ,in terms of topics,
on theoretical contribution on the hypercity and its variants such as global cities, world city networks.Mercociudades & more
On policy modeling for jurisdictional redesign
On scaling and leveraging in sustainable development policies
On space studies It its a multidimensional meaning unntil hypercities on the Moon or Mars ,so to speak
On demographical mapping and cosmopolitan dynamics
On smartness In general and the smartness of the hypercity in particular
On visual social science research ( photoessays, docufilms , visual poster & more) to phenomenologically listen to ” (global ) citizen’s voices “
On interdisciplinary behavioral studies to observe behavorial changes by redesigning the ” box( the urban context )
Complex evolutionary social systems and constructivist paradigms to redesign the four dimensions of the LEDDET.
10 the convergence of architecture and social political sciences studies
This panel welcomes contributions shaped as :
A abstracts- full papers
B slideshow ( with no speech)
C short docufilms (max 15 minute length)
Deadline for submission ( of the 300 Abstract specifying if it ia a; B; C or D, not of the full work yet)
June 25th 2023