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"Networks_architecture_politics" Grigoris Stayridakis

Information/communication networks have developed and invaded in the expression of human activity, rendering architecture and urban planning as the most critical parameters for the shaping of telematics and the human environment today.  The modern media –radio, television, telephone, internet, G.P.S.- have altered the significance of territorial proximity, the sense of simultaneous and as a consequence the perception of space by the architect and the user. Urban (trans)formations are changing as the media networks influence the tensions of the urban sprawl and the “densification” of the city, revealing their impact on the new residential types that come out. In this way, changes in the public space are observed, as we now have hybrids of “real” and virtual public space, that influence the structure of society and the role of the capital according to the new “informational” way of development. The role of the architect-urbanist is rendered as one of the most important factors in the guidance of mechanisms of planning and organizing the new circumstances, where henceforth the economy and politics are the most powerful forces that lead development..