Infrastructural Monument, Paperback / softback Book

Infrastructural Monument Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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Infrastructural Monument presents the proceedings of the first of two conferences organised by MIT's new Center for Advanced Urbanism around the biennial theme of infrastructure.

Held in the spring of 2013, the Infrastructural Monument conference gathered designers, developers, policy experts, and scholars to address the potential to leverage infrastructure design beyond the realm of transportation of goods and labour into the realm of culture, public space, architecture and landscape form.

In other words, can infrastructure transcend mere practicality and fulfill a role that is profoundly cultural?

Can targeted infrastructure projects transform a city from a collection of fragments to one with a common and cohesive regional identity?