Publication of the 2018 Conscious Cities Festival

Our Anthologies and Journals are open access publications featuring research and practice in the field of conscious cities.

Both publications, and our Brainwaves blog address the intersections of Architecture, Planning, Neuroscience, Technology, Data Analysis, Artificial Intelligence, Governance, Policy, and Ethics.


Conscious Cities Journal No.5

May 2018

Inflated expectations? The promises and practicalities of virtual and augmented reality in the built environment - Have our expectations for these new technologies been inflated by a novelty bias?

Big data alone ≠ Better buildings: How to bridge the gap-How can we make sure that insights from research are implemented effectively in a project process?

Places of pause: The cognitive impact of wakeful rest - Where can rest be used to positively impact spatial memory and place attachment?

The conscious city as network: three images, and a sequence - A look at the conscious city as an inherently and ‘lively’ complex interacting network of relations.

How integrating neuroscience into architecture will revolutionise the profession (student showcase) - The emergence of a new paradigm for the architecture profession fuelled by scientific insight.

The post nocturnal condition: Electric light in the urban environment - How has electric light defined the nocturnal urban condition and in turn shaped our culture and behaviour?

A bridge to solve the explanatory gap in city design - What will bridge architecture and neuroscience to reach the real potential of transdisciplinary work?

The psychology of workplace design - New insights into the factors that can support successful workplace design.


Journal No.4,  November 2017


Journal No.3,  August 2017


Journal No.2,  February 2017


Journal No.1,  November 2016


UD/MH Journal,  Conscious Cities Edition

  • Is a Smart City a Healthy City? by Avery Robinson- Smart cities aren’t the solution, but their strengths might contribute to a new set of priorities. ...

The Conscious Cities Journal and Conscious Cities Anthologies are published by Conscious Cities Ltd in London.