Publication of the 2017 Conscious Cities Conference
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.
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.
About the Journal
The Conscious Cities journal is a platform for the growing community of researchers, thinkers, and practitioners now defining the new field of conscious cities. The journal concentrates on four focus areas:
The Philosophy of Conscious Cities – Consciousness, Artificial Intelligence, Ethics.
Methods of Observation and Analysis – Understanding forms of expression and their meaning, Big Data, Social media.
Drivers and Tools for Design – Methods for informing and creating Architecture and Urban Design, Novel approaches, Case Studies, Technology.
Making an Impact – Policy, Governance, Decision making.
We welcome submissions to the journal at all times, please see our Call for Papers.
- How weather affects the experience of the city - Why cities should be designed to mitigate bad weather, and how we stand to benefit.
- Is a Smart City a Healthy City? - Smart cities aren’t the solution, but their strengths might contribute to a new set of priorities.
- Nature in spaces, and the nature of places - Experiencing nature acts like a reset button for our human RAM. How can we use this in design?
- Design for real people - Success should be defined by how well the product’s design or functionality meets the needs of the people who use ...
The Conscious Cities Journal and Conscious Cities Anthologies are published by Conscious Cities Ltd in London.