Browse Publications Technical Papers 2005-01-2914
2005-07-11

Lunar Architecture and Urbanism, 2 nd ed. 2005-01-2914

Human civilization and architecture have defined each other for almost 10,000 years on Earth. As the space population grows over time, persistent issues of human urbanism will eclipse within a historically short time the technical challenges of space exploration that dominate current efforts. Although urban design teams will have to integrate many new disciplines (e.g., system engineering, space transportation, solar system science, life support and human systems, space resource utilization, and environmental management) into their already renaissance array of expertise, doing so will enable them to adapt ancient, proven solutions to opportunities afforded by expanding urbanism offworld. Inescapable facts about the Moon set boundaries within which tenable lunar urbanism and its component architecture will eventually develop.

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