Dark City: Light and Information in the 21st Century

August 01 2010 — by Mark Major
Only a decade into the 21st century the city has perhaps become an even greater source of attention and fascination than at any time since the industrial revolution when we experienced urbanisation on an unprecedented level.

Everywhere you turn politicians, planners, architects, designers and technologists are focusing on the future development of the urban realm. This is largely in response to social, economic and political factors - and especially the rapid rate of population growth. Such change however is also seen as a commercial opportunity by many big corporations who are seeking to exploit the increasingly complex social and economic needs of burgeoning populations.
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