July, 24 Paul Jones (Newcastle University, UK) delivered a lecture A New Paradigm of Autonomous Urban Living.
The presentation considered a new prototype for urban living that was designed and conceived for the International Design Competition: Integrated Habitats, this entry received second place, and was exhibited at Milan Design week in 2014.
The competition considered the concept of working off grid for new build urban neighbourhoods. This concept is extended to neighbourhood independence and autonomy. The scheme proposes localised governance, education, energy generation, food production and manufacturing.