Alternative Futures of Dubrovnik (2003)

Written by students of the American College of Management, Dubrovnik and Sohail Inayatullah  Hotels, traffic systems, buses, airports all digitally connected allowing the seamless and energy efficient movement of tourists and goods, ensuring that tourism in Dubrovnik stays clean, green and respectful of its historical splendour. An independent city – once again – with a […]

Cities Create Their Futures (2003)

Sohail Inayatullah[1] “Cities to play a major role in global governance, in a reformed United Nations” “Digitalization, aging, globalization, global warming, new viruses, as well as expanded expectations, all point to dramatic changes in the nature of Mayoral Responsibilities” “Nothing will change in my role as Mayor in twenty years – just more of the […]

Asia Pacific Cities Summit International Keynote Panel (2003)

BEYOND ROADS, RATES, AND RUBBISH: THE ALTERNATIVE FUTURES OF THE CITY Opening comments by Sohail Inayatullah 2003 Asia Pacific Cities Summit International Keynote Panel. 20 October 2003. Brisbane. We are to explore the alternative futures of the city.]   These futures are based on the consequences of current trends as well as the anticipation of […]

World as City: City as Future (2000)

By Sohail Inayatullah Imagining the Multicultural Futures of the City What will the cities of the future look like? Is there one clear future for the city or are there a range of alternative futures? First the immediate data and most forecasts point to one overwhelming trend – the urbanization of the planet, Blade Runner […]

Home Alone and Stuck in the Office (1999)

SOHAIL INAYATULLAH (Australian Financial Review, October 1, 1999). Far from being fun, working from home may increase domestic pressures and social isolation, writes Sohail Inayatullah. John Worthington works from home. He saves on petrol and gets to spend more time with his children and his wife. He drives to his inner-city office once or twice […]

The Urban Imagination (1996)

By Sohail Inayatullah May 1996 “The Urban Imagination,” Edges (Vol. 3, No. 4, 1991); expanded and reprinted in New Renaissance (Vol. 2, No, 3, 1991). CONSTRUCTING THE CITY The city is constructed in numerous ways. In the modern view, a city is defined by its civic culture; urban planners focus on the architecture and infrastructure […]