The 15 minute city-campus: post-Covid African university precincts

SOURCE: Placing the smart city: innovation & inclusive urban development in South Africa
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2021
TITLE AUTHOR(S): L.Bank
SOURCE AUTHOR(S): L.J.Bank
KEYWORDS: AFRICA, CITIES, COVID-19, UNIVERSITIES, URBAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 12876
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/

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Abstract

In his 2016 article, Reimagining the city from the internet up, Dan Doctoroff argued that cities and towns that are based on the internet and the fourth industrial revolution could potentially look very different from the cities created by modernist planners in the second and third industrial revolutions of the 20th century. With his colleagues at the Sidewalk Labs innovation project in New York he argued that the fundamental shape of the city will need to change to accommodate the internet, accelerating processes of innovation and producing new urban forms. Cities, he argued, will need to become quite different places for society to realise the full benefits of digitalisation and the power of the internet. Doctoroff (2016) believed that a new situation had emerged similar to that at the turn of the 20th century when the Victorian industrial city was no longer tenable and had to be redesigned to eradicate slums; incorporate new innovations; address urban growth; and reduce poverty, disease and human degradation.