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ACSA TAD Journal Urbanizing

Issue 3:1

Urbanizing

Urbanizing is an active process. More than half of the world’s population now lives in cities, and by the year 2050 greater than two-thirds will be urban dwellers due to migration and increased birth rates. Both basic and applied research are necessary for advancing disciplinary expertise, and initiating interdisciplinary engagement on urban solutions for use in this twenty first century. Urbanizing seeks to attract, collect, and forge a combined body of knowledge for use in our inevitably urban future.

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3.1
The Speed of Urbanizing
In his poem “Papa’s Bridge,” Richard Blanco, inaugural poet and civil engineer, shares how a bridge was impressed...
3.1
Processing
To solve problems, we are incentivized to invent and develop new technologies. This process of invention requires...
3.1
Principles for Minimizing Global Land Impacts of Urbanization
Over the past half century, the global urban population has undergone unprecedented change, increasing from one...
Principles for Minimizing Global Land Impacts of Urbanization
3.1
The Resilient Design Imperative: A Call for Action
Ellicott City, a historic patch of Maryland nestled between the Tiber and Patapsco rivers, regularly endures catastrophic...
The Resilient Design Imperative: A Call for Action
3.1
A Case for Infrastructural Opportunism
Since the publication of the Brundtland Report in 1987, the term “sustainable development” and its accompanying...
A Case for Infrastructural Opportunism
3.1
Designing for Complexity: The Challenge to Spatial Design from Sustainable Human Development in Cities
Never in history have we built so much, in so many different places. Population growth, urbanization, and technological...
Designing for Complexity: The Challenge to Spatial Design from Sustainable Human Development in Cities