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Joi Ito Explains His Theories of Organic City Design

As part of their coverage of the Global Agenda Council on Design and Innovation, Grasp Magazine interviewed Joi Ito, director of MIT's Media Lab. He voices his opinion that current strategies for masterplanning do not work, as designers struggle to reliably "predict and cause a future to occur" (a better approach is to enable and empower innovation on a grass-roots level); that designers need to find the right balance between intuition and data; and that new technologies should not just improve existing systems, but preferably overhaul them entirely. You can read the full article here.

Cite:Rory Stott. "Joi Ito Explains His Theories of Organic City Design" 02 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>