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Clovis Ultramari & Fbio Duarte

In: The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies

Chapter 31: The Changing Urban Future: The Views of the Media and Academics

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The Changing Urban Future: The Views of the Media and Academics
The Changing Urban Future: The Views of the Media and Academics
Clovis UltramariFbio Duarte
INTRODUCTION

At the beginning of the twentieth century, the city of the future was an important driver of urban theories and designs. The way we live now does not necessarily reflect how people imagined it not so long ago, and contemporary cities certainly do not look like the supposed cities of the future that were conceived in the past. In fact, predicting the city of the future tells us more about the time when the prediction was made than about the future itself. In fact, imagining the future is ultimately another way of thinking about the present.

Therefore, on the one hand, one ...

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