Publication of the 2016 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.
Managing flexibility in workplace design - Addressing the impact of flexibility in workplace design, and calling for thorough examination of correlations between personal experience and contextual variations.
Mind over matter: The restorative impact of perceived open space - How can architects, designers and facility planners mitigate the deleterious impact of isolated spaces on occupants?
Urban consciousness for sustainable development - City planning in the context of UN Sustainability Goals for good health and wellbeing.
Cities as meta-cities - A look at the conscious city as the conscious decisions of the people who live within it, practically meaning their participation and contribution to the commons.
Wonder as an interruption (student showcase) - How can we design to make individuals more aware of the in-between?
Conscious Cities Edition
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.
- Meet up summary: Loneliness in the city (London) - Conscious Cities hosted one of its regular meetups, this time we covered "Loneliness in The City"
- Is a Smart City a Healthy City? - Smart cities aren’t the solution, but their strengths might contribute to a new set of priorities.
- The View from Above: New insights into how we group - As early as 1939, Muzafer Sherif showed that people perceived a light's movement differently if they were in a group.
The Conscious Cities Journal and Conscious Cities Anthologies are published by Conscious Cities Ltd in London.