Human feelings, emotions, memories, and crucially, experiences of the city, are central to the urban fabric. Italo Calvino’s book Invisible Cities expertly illustrates how multiple human experiences of the city underlie the complexity of urban systems. As cities become increasingly populous, the individual experience is often smoothed and aggregated. But what is a built environment these individual experiences?
Including human experiences, cities as education hubs, and more, the Oxford Urbanists attempt to acknowledge the importance of the human in our analyses of urbanism.