12 May 2015

Tesla Energy For Businesses

Based on the powertrain architecture and components of Tesla electric vehicles, Tesla energy storage systems

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12 May 2015

Solar Juice + Battery + Beautiful Design @ Home

  The world currently consumes 20 trillion kWh of energy annually. Enough energy to power

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11 May 2015

CO2 On A New World Record High

  The monthly global average concentration of carbon dioxide just broke 400 parts per million

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11 May 2015

Declining Walkability Plays Big Role In China’s Obesity Problem

But it’s the middle class, not the poor who may pay the biggest price.  

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11 May 2015

A Sky Portal From Subway Depths

The centerpiece of New York’s New Fulton Center, the Sky-Reflector Net recalls an era when

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11 May 2015

City Gives To Citizens And Takes Back

Vallejo, California, residents were initially psyched to spend tax dollars on their pet projects. But

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11 May 2015

Humanity’s Greatest Invention?

Besides being one of today’s most influential urban economists, Harvard’s Edward Glaeser is a highly

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09 May 2015

No Burglars Allowed : The Worst City Signs

                             

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09 May 2015

Build Stadiums To Last

  In the end, all buildings are temporary. A poorly conceived or badly constructed building

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09 May 2015

Design For Our Acoustics

  Design briefs hardly ever include a description of the acoustic experience that should be

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09 May 2015

Urinals Turn Pee Into Fertilizer For Local Food

Peeing in public isn’t usually a government-sanctioned activity. But a few weeks ago, Dutch officials

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09 May 2015

A Cartoonist’s Vision Of A Car-Free Future

St. Paul-based cartoonist Andy Singer has never owned a car, even though he’s lived, over

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09 May 2015

An Appetite For City Smog

Using a new type of tile that converts the chemicals in pollution into less toxic

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09 May 2015

Neighbourhood-Scale Development Benefits

By taking advantage of increased efficiencies, developing on a precinct or neighbourhood scale creates smarter

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09 May 2015

Model Village Lessons

  Visiting a new settlement planned on utopian principles during my travels through France this

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09 May 2015

Fast-Track Regeneration In Cities

London’s winning bid for the Olympic Games focussed as much on regeneration as on sporting

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09 May 2015

Urban Design == Service Design

High-speed data and mobile communications technology is allowing us to think differently about how we

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09 May 2015

Cities Save The Earth From Humanity

Can humans grow enough food, produce enough energy and still preserve some of the last

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06 May 2015

Visions Of Smart City Utopia Need Urgent Reality Check

Responsive urban technology sounds enticing but citizens must not be disconnected from plans drawn up

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06 May 2015

Better Design Needed For Drinking Fountains

People would rather pay two bucks for a sealed, clean drink than stoop over a

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06 May 2015

A Beautiful Vision Of An American High-Speed Rail Map

Imagine if the entire country [USA] was linked by 220-mile-per-hour trains. That’s what this map

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06 May 2015

If Valley’s Tech Companies Built Cities Themselves

  Welcome to i-Town. An artist imagines Google, Facebook, Apple, and Electronic Arts as self-contained

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06 May 2015

Stunning Tribute To Hong Kong’s Super-Packed Cemeteries

Hong Kong is an incredibly packed city, so why should its cemeteries be any different?

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06 May 2015

Commute, Property Prices, And Good Conversation

  Two bodyguards trotted behind Enrique Peñalosa, their pistols jostling in holsters. There was nothing

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06 May 2015

City People, NYC

  [A few years ago] Mayor Bloomberg left office, ending an era that radically changed

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06 May 2015

What Will A Smart City Look Like In The Future?

By 2050 there will be five billion urbanites, but, with pressure on resources and climate

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06 May 2015

Smaller Cities Unite

  What does Copenhagen have in common with Providence, Rhode Island? Both are small cities

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06 May 2015

The Future Of Food In A Box

Aquaponics uses fish to create soil-less farms that can fit into cities much easier. On

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04 May 2015

Walkonomics And The High Line Effect

  Investing in walkable public spaces should be a no-brainer; they can be a catalyst

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04 May 2015

Infrastructure Criticality

There is no doubt that this remains among the most difficult economic environments we have

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04 May 2015

The Silent Rise Of The Smart City

  As Google hits the headlines for changes to its privacy rules across Europe, it

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04 May 2015

Reflexive Urbanism : A City Alive

For some early twentieth century commentators, the twenty-first century was going to be about electronic

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04 May 2015

Births And Rebirths Of Cities

I’m writing this from Belgrade – a city that, [13+] years ago, was the target of

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04 May 2015

Christchurch As A Modern 21st Century Lab

  Following the disastrous earthquakes that have rendered the city centre of Christchurch, New Zealand

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04 May 2015

Responsive Façades For Smarter Cities

  A greener future’s not all about electric cars; it’s about smart building engineering too.

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04 May 2015

Sculptural Engineering Revive Market Square

Timber Mushrooms Revive Market Square The spectacular Metropol Parasol in Seville’s Plaza De La Encarnación

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04 May 2015

Adventures Through The World’s Lost Cities

Tourists relish the history, mystery and spiritual draw. Gazing at the Andean peaks soaring above

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04 May 2015

People Need More Energy Than Blue Whales

Geoffrey West doesn’t eat lunch. His doctor says he has a mild allergy to food;

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02 May 2015

From Hell To Electropolis: How Comics Depict Cities

Delirius, the planet-sized city. William Gull shaking his bloody fists at the NatWest tower. The

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02 May 2015

Projecting City Realities In Comics

Raised in New York, fed by newspapers and nourished by urban life, comics tell the

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02 May 2015

Urban Environment Design And Bad Guys

Whose job is it to prevent crime? The police? The courts? Certainly. However, I’d argue

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30 Apr 2015

Lima’s Ancient Pipes Are Saving It From Drought

The ancient pre-Inca civilisation of the Wari is a marvel to archaeologists because it grew

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30 Apr 2015

Architecture Gets All To Live At The Top

One designer’s solution to class conflict caused by blocked views. The biggest class conflict for

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30 Apr 2015

10 Most Walkable Cities In America

Cities that make life easier for pedestrians are, to many, better places to live. Studies

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30 Apr 2015

8 Best Food Cities In The World

Travelers love to eat–that’s why every year, as part of our Readers’ Choice Awards survey,

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30 Apr 2015

The Golden Gate Bridge Is Under Attack By The Elements

Nature wants to turn this American icon to rust. Chad Allan won’t let that happen.

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30 Apr 2015

Bluetooth And Sensors Help Michigan Drivers Avoid Construction Snarls

Construction season adds angst to already messy commutes. In Michigan, a combination of sensors and

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30 Apr 2015

San Diego : Smart Projects For Smart Cities

A National Geographic series on smart cities will showcase San Diego in an hour-long documentary

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30 Apr 2015

Unseen For 60 Years, Lens On Myanmar

A striking new photography book lifts the curtain on the people and places of Burma,

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30 Apr 2015

Quirky Ideas For More Sustainable Cities

City living has many upsides, but a sustainable lifestyle is increasingly not among them. Pollution,

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