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The Field of Urbaneering

Matt Ball on September 5, 2012 - in Corporate, Smart Cities

The intention of ONE Lab is to jumpstart a new profession that can re-invent and negotiate the complex mix that encompasses a city. A radical new occupation to regenerate, pioneer, and sustain the future urban realm. The new multi-disciplinarian advocates are called Urbaneers. Their task is to manifest and facilitate the City 2.0 across the globe. Each urbaneer is an individual with a different set of abilities that merge previously disparate occupations. They range from combined ecological architects and engineers to action based urban planners and developers. Almost any recombined professional activity will work, so long as they meet the constantly changing needs of urbanization. Urbaneers perform in a role akin to Jane Jacobs, but at the magnitude and accomplishment of Robert Moses. An excellent historical example of an Urbaneer is Frederick Law Olmstead. For years, ONE Lab has shaped a school that has expanded on this notion. ONE Lab instructs in the art of Urbaneering to people seeking to augment their sensibilities and operate within cities

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