It has now been a year since I started blogging about urban complexity. While I originally wanted to use this blog to translate the things I had learned while in an intensely productive period writing my Master’s thesis on the Parisian business city of La Defense, it has since then grown to become much more profound and, from the comments visitors have left, more important. Now that I have written about the implications of wiki technology upon urbanism, coinciding with the concluding paragraph of my thesis, I have fully translated all the ideas I had covered, leaving me open to undertake a new chapter in my professional life as I move back to Canada in November. Since the subject has become so sprawling that even I have trouble finding my way around, I wrote up a Year One Review of all the articles posted, which should help the casual reader to approach the topics and understand how they relate to each other.
Now for Year Two. Whatever employment I find back in Canada will most likely determine what I can, or can’t, write about. I would like this blog to become about more than my own thoughts. Many people have written comments stating that they do research in the field of urban complexity and want to remain in touch. The best way for you to fulfill that promise would be to contribute articles. I would like this blog to become, over the long-term, an online magazine of the complexity paradigm in urbanism, and I need you to help me achieve that.