The Future of the City
This thematic series poses the question, how could we imagine the future of the city? Expressions like “discomposed city”, “generic city” and “segregated city” all refer to contemporary, “post-city” realities. Although these spaces are still territories of human settlement and interrelation, contemporary urban contexts can no longer be conceived of neither as spaces for communication and social interaction, nor as spaces of the public sphere. We need to explore – through the interdisciplinary contributions of architects, urbanists, sociologists, political scientists and philosophers - how the city could be re-established as the space of dialogue and communication. Several questions, related to the future of the city still call for an answer. For example: “Are there public policies that could possibly help enhance contemporary and future cities?” and “Which might be the features of a city restored to its citizens?