Urban Density in the Future- Life Around the Clock: An UrbanVision for 2050

by Jing Dai

Institution: University of Cincinnati
Year: 2016
Keywords: Architecture; triple-time occupancy; high density; lifestyle; smart home manage system; vertical urbanism; megastructure
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2063618
Full text PDF: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ucin1463130638


The rapid development and expansion of city scale and population causes a series of problems when it comes to urbanism and resources. Spatial use, sharing space, vertical urbanism, multileveled density and other methods are the majority of researches focusing on solving problems such as uneven distribution of building density, irrationality of land-use and low use efficiency. In year 2050, the population will be doubled and more than 70% will end up living in cities. The proposal for a multi-level city together with a phased lifestyle will solve the city’s overcrowding and contribute to a more efficient use of urban space. Improvements in daylight technology will allow residents to live and work around the clock in three shifts. The triple time occupancy schedule will make space use more efficient. Meanwhile this will enable residents to share some of the home’s functions such as spaces for food preparation, hygiene, and hospitality. The design solves the problem of uneven urban growth and high, unsustainable, densities that will be the norm in the near future. Advisors/Committee Members: Greinacher, Udo (Committee Chair).