This third and final volume in the Indicia book series presents the results of the Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) research program in the form of “actions” for sustainable city-making. They are introduced as general principles, recommendations, practical guidelines and rules of thumb. The “actions” are neither technical standards nor prescriptive checklists but invitations to explore, test and refine research insights within the context in which the reader lives, works and acts. The credibility, salience and legitimacy of each action are underpinned by scientific publications (journal articles, books and exhibitions) presented in extensive footnotes and suggestions for further reading.
Indicia 03 complements the first and second volumes of the series that respectively documented the research challenges and approaches that prefigured these results. Read together, the three volumes chart the full arc and many productive eddies of the five-year FCL program and its mission to shape sustainable future cities.
The FCL was established by ETH Zurich and Singapore’s National Research Foundation, and operates under the auspices of the Singapore-ETH Centre.
Available from March 2021
Edited by Stephen Cairns, Devisari Tunas, ETH Zürich / Singapore-ETH Centre
Design: Studio Joost Grootens