[UC] Urban Carpet

AUTHOR: Matthew Halsall & Lin Chen (Xiamen)
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CROSSLINKS:

Database:
[051][052]
Prototypes:
[Rr][MCX][LEDF]
Scenario Games: Action Plan:
[Ap52][Ap53]
External:

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DESCRIPTION
The urban carpet is a response to the localised management of resources. The recycle reuse pods [Rr] begin to accumulate stockpiles of materials. These can be stored on site, forming the urban carpet - the materials may later be sold or further processed. In the meantime the urban carpet provides an interactive landscape as part of the cross river park
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BRANDING
The urban carpet, although it varies according to available resources, is instantly recognisable as a brand of urban improvement through resource management
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EARTH
The urban carpet distorts the ground plane, producing undulating slopes and water pools its landscape forms accomodate new buildings, cultural and recylcing, as well as display boards for advertising the carbon trading market [Tr51].
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FLOW
The landsape changes slowly but constantly, according to material supply and demand. It can shrink, as well as grow, if the resources contained are sold on.
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INCORPORATION
The urban carpet proliferates on disused (usually industrial) land. The space is leased from the landowner in return for carbon credit, by the Mutual carbon exchange [MCX]