Dr Davina Jackson is an international writer and promoter of creative applications of post-internet technology for urban development. She is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and Royal Society of Arts, an honorary academic with the University of Kent and an honorary life member of the International Society for Digital Earth. She was a founder of Sydney’s annual Vivid light festival and lead editor of the first manifesto report on the Geneva-led Global Earth Observation System of Systems project. Her latest book is Data Cities: How satellites are transforming architecture and design (Lund Humphries, 2018).
Interviews with Davina Jackson
City of Bits: Space, Place and the Infobahn
by William J. Mitchell
The Metapolis Dictionary of Advanced Architecture: City, Technology and Society in the Information Age
by Federico Soriano, Fernando Porras, José Morales, Manuel Gausa, Vicente Guallart & Willy Müller
Cities In Civilization
by Peter Hall
The City of Tomorrow: Sensors, Networks, Hackers and the Future of Urban Life
by Carlo Ratti & Matthew Claudel
Local Code: 3,659 Proposals about Data, Design and the Nature of Cities
by Nicholas de Monchaux
We are a city-dwelling species. Our urban existence creates both opportunities and challenges, as the recent pandemic has illustrated. One thing seems clear, however. Understanding the way we interact with our built environment is becoming an increasingly data-driven enterprise, as Davina Jackson argues compellingly in her book, Data Cities. Here, she shares the five books that best explain the technology behind the urban planning of the future.