Utopia is an urban innovation group for emerging cities and their slums
In emergence, form is the result. In design, form is the starting point.
Today this theory exists. Research into DNA and cellular automata has shown how systems of transformations, as opposed to des…
The city does not solve a problem or some problems, it provides the environment to solve the infinite diversity of little problems that human beings have.
The third assumption is that the form of a city, its morphology, can be conceived in advance of its development (“planne…
The second assumption is that the will of a designer can be imposed at the scale of a city.
The first assumption is that the city is a machine that solves a problem. It can then be designed as a tool would be.
The idea of a machine city expressed three assumptions that led to the catastrophic results of modernism.
…. We’re a purpose driven social enterprise, registered as a Benefit (B) Corporation. In general, we want to design systems that are financially scalable and then motivate people to scale it.