Conscious Cities:
Bridging Neuroscience, Architecture, and Technology

Anthology No.2 – publication of the 2017 Conscious Cities conference


The second conscious cities conference gathered the different industries and elements needed to build a Conscious City, that is responsive to human activity and needs. It was held in London on 3rd of May, 2017.

Conscious Cities: Bridging Neuroscience, Architecture, and Technology showcases individuals that are contributing and disseminating this new type of people-centric architecture and design.

Editors: Anne Fritz, Itai Palti

  • Becoming the City by Prof. Colin Ellard- What does it mean to ask whether a city is conscious? ...
  • Spatial reference frames and the sense of direction by Prof Kate J Jeffery- How does the brain maintain a sense of direction? ...
  • Breaking Free! by Claire McAndrew- How will architecture fare in the post-truth era? ...
  • Opening-up as we dig deeper by Dr Jamie Anderson- Embracing textured wellbeing insights for city design. ...
  • Reframing by Jenny Jones- Conscious cities presents a paradigm shift in the world of design. ...
  • De-Smarting the City by Adam Scott, Dave Waddell- 'Smart' as a means for improving, designing and building our cities has reached a tipping point of acceptability. ...

Journal No.1

Journal No.2