If the Past Teaches, What Does the Future Learn? Ancient Urban Regions and the Durable Future

Carole L. Crumley, John T. Murphy, Carrie Hritz, Christian Isendahl, Steffen Nijhuis, Lisa J. Lucero, John Meunier, Payam Ostovar, Clemens Reichel, More Authors

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Abstract

How can we transform urban environments to encourage durability and mediate the social price of myriad risks and vulnerability? Our work here is to build a bridge from archaeology to mainstream architectural and design theory. The study of places, landscapes, and regions links the two fields. Architecture can be shaped and enhanced by the long-term cultural and geographic perspective afforded by archaeology; architecture can offer archaeology a ride into the future. The bridge unites three domains: material, social, and aesthetic. We look to the past to find material technologies—new engineering and conceptual solutions to an array of problems—and the past obliges with many examples.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDelft University of Technology
Number of pages124
ISBN (Print)9789463665926
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • archeology
  • antropology
  • history
  • landscape architecture
  • urban planning
  • urban design
  • learning from past

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