24 Mar 2015

How Big Can Ferris Wheels Get?

The ‘Nippon Moon’ is set to be the biggest observation wheel yet there is no reason why

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20 Mar 2015

5 Things To Know About Doing Business In Shenzhen

China is not the centre of the tech world, but with a manufacturing and consumer electronics

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20 Mar 2015

From Brutalism To Borgen To Blogging: How The Language Of Cities Has Changed

Do you speak urbanism? The way we read and write in the language of cities

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20 Mar 2015

Cities Built Over Time. Ruined In A Moment.

Within days of Islamic State (IS) releasing a video showing their destruction of sculptures in

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20 Mar 2015

Zero Carbon Buildings At Zero Cost

When it comes to cutting carbon, current commercial building standards simply don’t go far enough.

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20 Mar 2015

The Value Of Nature In Cities

Nature and cities can live together successfully – if we pursue a long-term vision that

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19 Mar 2015

Alessandra Orofino: It’s Our City. Let’s Fix It.

Too often, people feel checked out of politics — even at the level of their

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19 Mar 2015

The Insanity Of City Street Grids

A new data visualisation reveals exactly how serpentine some cities’ road patterns can be. Stephen

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19 Mar 2015

The Laws That Shape Washington, D.C.’s Sidewalks

Ever wonder why some cities have great sidewalks, while others don’t? In this short film

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19 Mar 2015

Is Your City Too Smart For You?

Could pursuing the rational, clinical urbanism of smart cities destroy the charming chaos of traditional

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19 Mar 2015

We Need Agile Cities

If we are to make cities work for people in the future, to enable economic

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18 Mar 2015

Ben Wellington : How We Found The Worst Place To Park In New York City – Using Big Data

City agencies have access to a wealth of data and statistics reflecting every part of

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18 Mar 2015

The Secrets In Sewage

What can a city’s waste reveal about the health of its population? The Centers for

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18 Mar 2015

What Your Nearest Transit Station Says About Your Income

New visualisations map household income by rail stops in Chicago, Portland, Atlanta and D.C. A

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18 Mar 2015

What Big Data Means For Big Cities

Sometimes the most powerful and transformative technologies emerge by accident, an unintended consequence of other

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18 Mar 2015

Building For Earthquake Resilience

Base isolation is seismic engineering’s equivalent of seatbelts in cars – and maybe more: it’s

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17 Mar 2015

A Sublime Pint Of Guinness, Crowned With History And Passion

This may be the ultimate landmark in Dublin, Ireland. The Guinness Storehouse or brewery is a

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17 Mar 2015

The Best Technology For Fighting Climate Change? Trees

Between now and 2050, forests are one of our “most promising” geo-engineering tools. When people

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17 Mar 2015

Want Your City To Thrive? Look To Its Trees

Communities like Culver City, California, are focusing on urban forest plans to help protect a

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17 Mar 2015

St. Patrick’s Day By The Numbers

Every March 17 we celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, a celebration of Irish culture and heritage.

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16 Mar 2015

Pictures : Mumbai After Dark

From kids frolicking on Marine Drive to the clubs of Bandra and the patchwork lights

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16 Mar 2015

Smarter Kids From Smarter Cities Start With Diverse Neighbourhoods

Babies who hear a variety of different languages outside their home may be more willing

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16 Mar 2015

Making Darkness Visible

“Rather than looking to turn night into day, we should embrace the darkness.” Today’s 24/7

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16 Mar 2015

Belfast, Aspiring To Normal

How does a city move on from war? There is an everyday quality to the

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16 Mar 2015

Joe Madiath : Better Toilets, Better Life

In rural India, the lack of toilets creates a big, stinking problem. It leads to

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13 Mar 2015

Blood On The Streets : The Violent History Of Public Squares

There may have been earlier public squares, yet the ancient Greeks with their agora, or

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13 Mar 2015

Water Must Drive City Planning

Six of the ten largest US cities are located in the arid southwest region. Would

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13 Mar 2015

What Boston’s Snow Crisis Can Teach Us About Solving Problems In New Ways

Cities must learn to leverage more than just the traditional power of their governments. It’s

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13 Mar 2015

Floating On The Dock Of The Bay : A Waterfront Revival

The small-scale, DIY nature of Izmir’s modular docks won the project a silver medal in

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13 Mar 2015

Skipping The 13th Floor

Humans assign so much meaning to numbers that superstition affects infrastructure design. In 1988, The

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12 Mar 2015

New York’s New Endangered Resource

‘Supertall’ buildings are sprouting like beanstalks in central New York, costing its citizens precious sunshine

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12 Mar 2015

The Sun Under Your Feet (And Bicycle) In Amsterdam

Solar panels embedded in the cycle path near Amsterdam could generate enough electricity to power

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12 Mar 2015

Using Beijing Subway Makes You Smarter, Literally

Riders can stop playing Angry Birds and download something a bit more enriching. On the

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12 Mar 2015

A Top-down Approach To Flood Prevention

Gravity offers a simple and cheap way to attenuate stormwater flows – by storing water

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11 Mar 2015

What Makes A City Beautiful?

A provocative new video featuring Alain de Botton says beauty in urban settings must be

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11 Mar 2015

From Old Port City To Smart City

Aside from the occasional ferry down from England, the old Spanish port city of Santander

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11 Mar 2015

It’s Pee-Back Time!

Hamburg’s St. Pauli nightlife quarter deals with more than its fair share of rogue urinators.

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11 Mar 2015

The Most Water-Stressed Cities In The World

One out of every four cities in the world experiences “water stress,” a phenomenon that

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11 Mar 2015

What If The Entire World Lived In 1 City?

Two Yale architects pose the question in an ambitious research project. It’s difficult to think

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10 Mar 2015

What Government Can Learn From The Culture Of Apple

It’s not about simply delivering services more efficiently. It’s about passion, surprise and invisible opportunities.

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10 Mar 2015

The Logic Of Logistics

The traditional definition of logistics objectives resound into Buddhist-like teachings mandating that the right goods

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10 Mar 2015

Secret Libraries Of Rome

Rome’s 2,500-year history means that even a trip to the corner drugstore turns into a

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10 Mar 2015

Yesterday’s Tomorrows : Future Visions Of Cities

‘A Visual History of the Future’ examines how future cities have been visualised over the

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10 Mar 2015

Greenhouse In The Office

In the world’s most polluted city, it takes a little creativity to help employees stay

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10 Mar 2015

20 US Cities With The Fastest Rising Rents

A Trulia.com analysis of rental prices in US includes a roster of cities with the highest

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09 Mar 2015

How Overlooked Colonial Railways Could Revolutionize Transportation In Africa

Resurrecting relics of imperial rule is an unorthodox transit-development policy. But Africa’s “secondary cities” are

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09 Mar 2015

Missing Maps: A Human Genome Project For Cities

A huge number of the world’s most vulnerable human settlements have remained unmapped … until

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09 Mar 2015

The 10 Most Sustainable Cities That Will Thrive As The World Crumbles

A new ranking looks at three factors that go into making a city successful: people,

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09 Mar 2015

The Real Legacy Of Major Events

Cities battle fiercely for the right to host events, whether it is the Olympic Games,

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09 Mar 2015

Geoffrey West: The Surprising Math Of Cities And Corporations

Physicist Geoffrey West has found that simple, mathematical laws govern the properties of cities —

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