30 Jun 2015

Why Sydney Risks Becoming Disposable City For The Rich

The New South Wales government has announced plans to sell off the Ultimo site of

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30 Jun 2015

How Uppsala’s Rainbow Powerplant Warms The Community’s Hearts

The city of Uppsala invited BIG to design a biomass cogeneration plant that would offset

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30 Jun 2015

How Income Gap Is Different From Wealth Gap

David Leonhardt of the Upshot summarised a work from economist Stephen J. Rose as follows:

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30 Jun 2015

Nature Doesn’t Need People, People Need Nature

Mother Nature Speaks and Millions are Listening. Since 1987, Conservation International has been working to

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29 Jun 2015

No Cities, No Sharing Economy

Since the first rumblings of Uber and Airbnb, the so-called “sharing economy” has expanded rapidly,

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29 Jun 2015

Why Top Executives Insist On Sustainable Buildings

In 2000, sustainable building practices were thought of as “nice to have” policies that were

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29 Jun 2015

The First Ever Formula-E Championship

“LONDON, UK (June 28 2015): Nelson Piquet Jr. is the first Formula E champion.” The

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29 Jun 2015

Even The Pope Gets It – Carbon Markets Won’t Fix The Climate

Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment has quickly made him one of the world’s most

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29 Jun 2015

A Tale Of The Best Shopping Cities In The World v1

From New York’s Fifth Avenue to the world’s largest mall in Dubai, these are the

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27 Jun 2015

Stacking Cases For Street Park Conversion To Bike Lanes

San Francisco is moving forward with a plan to add protected bike lanes on Polk

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26 Jun 2015

25 Breathtaking Restaurant Experiences You Shouldn’t Miss

There is an old cliché in real-estate saying “Location, location, location”. This usually refers to

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26 Jun 2015

How Spaces Of Resilience Begins With Spaces For People

People need public spaces in bad times as well as good. Public spaces are very

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26 Jun 2015

What’s The Perfect Size For A City?

The world’s cities are sprawling over their boundaries, fragmenting into smaller parts run by competing

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26 Jun 2015

Cities’ Past, Its Undoing Or Its Foundation For The Future?

In the last 50 years, the preservationist movement has become powerful—maybe too powerful in a

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26 Jun 2015

Why Building With Wood In The Future, Has A Future

Vancouver-based architect Michael Green was unequivocal at a conference at which I heard him speak

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25 Jun 2015

Are Vertical Villages Bad For Cities

The modern skyscraper is being designed with an ever-increasing range of features – from shops

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25 Jun 2015

Why Using Straw For Housing Material Makes Sense

Straw is cheap, good for the environment and an excellent insulator. So why don’t we

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25 Jun 2015

Housing Cost Myth Of New York City

New York City consists of over 325 neighborhoods. But few New Yorkers include more than

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25 Jun 2015

Why Cities Raced To Build Skyscrapers

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world, but it may be eclipsed

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24 Jun 2015

The Future Of Tech At Cities Of The Future

As witnessed in Silicon Valley over the last two decades, Tech industry growth impacts housing

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24 Jun 2015

How French Supermarkets Shared Goodwill To People

Legislation barring stores from spoiling and throwing away food is aimed at tackling epidemic of

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24 Jun 2015

How Smells Of The City Can Now Be Seen

There are many ways to map a city: a basic street map, a neighborhood breakdown,

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24 Jun 2015

The World’s Weirdest Restaurants

Planning to enjoy a nice dinner with your friends and loved ones? Why not turning

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23 Jun 2015

Why Smart Eyewears Will Be The Future Of Wearables

Very recently, Intel completed the acquisition of Recon Instruments, maker of the new, critically acclaimed

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23 Jun 2015

Journey Through Nostalgia, Through Jaipur

A day when two completely different people living in two different cities decided to bump

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23 Jun 2015

How Often Do You Experience Street Harassment?

How you feel about street harassment can depend a lot on where you’re from.  

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23 Jun 2015

Why Cities Can Learn From Another Even When They Differ

No two cities are alike. Though they might share the same geography or even the

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23 Jun 2015

Internet Infrastructure Field Guide In New York

Many people don’t think about the physical, tangible framework that allows them to surf the

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22 Jun 2015

Wearables Are Not As Good As They Seem To Be

You no longer have to look to science fiction to find the cyborg. We are

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22 Jun 2015

Discovering The Simple Basics Of Pedestrian Behaviour

Our sidewalk interactions are “fundamentally anticipatory in nature,” according to scientists. Big city sidewalks can

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22 Jun 2015

When Moving Forward Digs Up The Past

In London and Paris, two recent construction projects have been held up for macabre reasons:

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22 Jun 2015

Top 10 Cleanest Streets In The World

“Eat your dinner off the sidewalk!” Are you a clean freak? Maintain your high standards

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22 Jun 2015

Why Sustainable Cities Are Centres Of Culture And Purpose

Cities have long been centers of innovation and economic might, and the information economy has

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22 Jun 2015

How The Right Signs Point To The Right Way To Success

Street signs, airport signs, signs in shopping malls and railway stations: they’re all around us,

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19 Jun 2015

Our Elders Who Built Our Great Cities Deserve Better

Too many urban spaces are daunting to older people. But Lyon and Manchester show that

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19 Jun 2015

How Civic Commons In Philly Makes It More Attractive

With an initiative titled “Reimagining the Civic Commons,” Philadelphia has attracted $11 million from the

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19 Jun 2015

Sustainability Should Take Priority Over Growth

The WorldWatch Institute, an independent research organization that focuses on energy, resource and environmental issues,

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19 Jun 2015

How Transit Mismanagement Drives Poverty

Trains of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) are “five times more deadly” than those in

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18 Jun 2015

The Best City Scapes From The Skies

Flying into Queenstown has been voted the world’s most scenic airport approach – especially if

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18 Jun 2015

Building Infrastructure That Cleans The Air

Barcelona is building a traffic bridge out of pollution-neutralizing concrete. Chicago has paved a road

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18 Jun 2015

How New Technology Is A Useful Tool For Urban Safety

  Is “Life Paint” a helpful new technology, or a dubious marketing ploy? There’s no

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18 Jun 2015

How To Raise Awareness About Population Explosion

How do you raise awareness about population explosion? One group thought that the simplest way

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18 Jun 2015

Why Cloud Computing Is Ugly, But Clouds Are Sublime

Hey, that cloud looks like a baobab tree! And that one over there looks like

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17 Jun 2015

Smart Alerting : Shelter From The Data Storm

Here’s a fundamental paradox of today’s massively connected IT systems: the more information available to

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17 Jun 2015

How Big Data May Help Sustain A Sustainable City

Global IT firm Hitachi Consulting has been chosen to build a first-of-its-kind Big Data platform

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17 Jun 2015

10 States With Enormous Tax Rates

Benjamin Franklin once wrote: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except

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17 Jun 2015

More Trees Means Better Streets Means Amazing Cities

CITIES CAN IMPACT GLOBAL WARMING BY COOLING THEMSELVES WITH TREES Cities get hotter than surrounding

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17 Jun 2015

Cities And Nations Are Founded On Wisdom

The words of some famous people sometimes become more famous than themselves. Throughout American history, some

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16 Jun 2015

A Case Study In Flawed Street Design

The New Urbanist neighborhood of Stapleton, Colorado, suffers from compromised planning standards. The above picture

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16 Jun 2015

Three Ways To Transform Age-Old Town Hall Meetings

The common refrain from many citizens, from large metropolises to small rural farming communities, is

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