Post-Oil City: The History of the City’s Future

2012

How will the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy affect the process of urban planning and the city? How will the use of renewable energies affect urban metabolism and the politics of sustainability and mobility? “Post-Oil City. The History of the City’s Future" presents innovative projects in Asia, Africa, and America. Some experiments discussed in “Post-Oil City” are Masdar City (Abu Dhabi), X-Architects' Xeritown (Dubai), and the NEST project in Ethiopia. Though different in method and scope, the projects presented in “Post-Oil City” all have something in common: they exemplify the combination of reason, innovation, and flexibility that we’ll need to make our cities and planet sustainable for the future.