same goods in the same supermarket shelves from the North
Cape to Fireland, the business districts of
cities around the globe are like two peas in a pod and the
price for the global product hamburger provides
information about the economic resources of a country. Also
the dream of one's own home with garden is nearly everywhere
Do the meanings of local and regional characteristics completely
disappear? Are they reduced to a few marketable folkloristic
aspects? Or does the local and regional level even gain
significance in the view of global and international developments?
Is the slogan think global, act local! antiquated
or more important than ever?
The guidance topic of CORP2003
is a request:
The discussion is up for the
possibilities to act on local and regional level under the
aspect of international and global developments, and the
relationship of these aspects in the planning of the future.
IT does not only stand for the request to act but also for
the role of information and communication technologies in
4D CITY & LANDSCAPE
are permanently rising in popularity. More and more cities
and tourism regions rely on the effects of 3D modelling.
New techniques and fast hardware allow to produce stunning
illustrations relatively cheap and quick.
But do these improved visualisation opportunities really
result in better plans and advantages in the development
of cities and regions? Where are the real benefits of 3D
modelling? And what about the time dímension for
future plannings as well as for the past, i.e. for documentation
and reconstruction of historical buildings?
Do 4D City & Landscape Models already deploy all of