City Metabolism

Bookmarklets | MOVABLE TYPE Read in London Calling (interesting report about 3G cell phone could modify London) :

London is a city of flows. An endless stream of people, goods, information and money flow into the city, around the city and out of the city, supported by a complex infrastructure of networks. Sometimes haphazard, sometimes meticulously planned, these networks are crucial to the life of the city.What they do is connect, by adding new links and increasing the total number of transactions and interactions available to us. Every extension or improvement to London’s transport, utilities or telecommunications networks accelerates the pace of the city’s metabolism, driving and maintaining its success as a truly global city and the UK’s centre of wealth creation.

I like this idea of city metabolism and flow/stream of stuff