Research | Responsive City

Responsive City 


Responsive City highlights temporal and progressive interventions in New York City.

Responsive City explores how today’s city operates within the multifaceted realms of society. The cities are built upon the knowledge from the past. The strategic applications of operational systems and the adaptation tactics of the past and present cities are basis for the future.

The New York City is world’s one of the oldest and densest metropolises. The city has soft and hard interfaces to mitigate coexisting temporal and permanent needs; physical structures such as buildings and infrastructure are hard side of the city which take substantial time to adapt changes. Therefore, softer, flexible and temporal elements are emerging to bridge the gap between hard and soft interfaces; mobile trucks, temporary pavilions and pop-up stores are common elements.