03 Jun 2015

Barcelona’s Quest To Become The Smartest City Of Them All

  Barcelona has been named the Smartest City in the world for 2015, according to

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03 Jun 2015

How Bikes Can Become Perfect For Urban Commutes

The bicycle hasn’t changed much since the 1890s: Today’s version has the same basic diamond

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03 Jun 2015

5 Ways To Build A More Sustainable Hospital

An earthquake can have positive side effects. Like in 1994, when, in response to an

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02 Jun 2015

Well Done Vancouver! Well Done Planners!

Much of my life’s work is based on the optimistic assumptions that people are basically

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02 Jun 2015

How Your City Is Solving Global Warming

Cities may only occupy about 2% of the world’s habitable land, but they are big

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02 Jun 2015

What Is The Oldest City In The World?

Mark Twain declared that the Indian city of Varanasi was ‘older than history, older than

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02 Jun 2015

How 3D-Printing Cities Can Be The Future

Hailed as a housing solution for slums and a rapid response to disaster-stricken communities, 3D-printed

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02 Jun 2015

The Shortest Paths To Happiness

Figuring out how to walk quickly from A to B is easy. Just plug two

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01 Jun 2015

World’s First Tidal Lagoon For Generating Clean Electricity

The Swansea project’s plan to reopen a quarry in Cornwall angers locals there – having

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01 Jun 2015

When Did Toronto Get So Cool?

“Clock-clock-clock-clock-KUHwhoomp!” That was the sound of the Biblio-Mat, a one-of-a-kind refrigerator-sized book vending machine, as

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01 Jun 2015

The Most Fascinating City Squares In Italy

If you visit Italy you won’t be surprised to realize the wonder you will find

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01 Jun 2015

Modern Cities Grow The Same Way As Ancient Ones

Scientists find that despite time and location, the productivity of settlements grows faster than their

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01 Jun 2015

The Logic Of Long Lines

Chipotle had a one-day buy-one-get-one-free special to promote their new-ish (and hugely unpopular) tofu tacos.

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30 May 2015

How Can We Prepare For Multi-Hazards?

Natural and man-made disasters can strike simultaneously. So is it possible to be totally prepared

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30 May 2015

11 Cities On The Verge Of Disaster

It shouldn’t take another Ben Affleck movie full of asteroids, nuclear conflict, or, god forbid,

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30 May 2015

Toronto 2025: The Disappearing Three Cities

To get an idea of what of what Toronto might look like the next 10

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30 May 2015

51 Breakthrough Technologies To Defeat Poverty

Simple technologies like Kenya’s M-Pesa mobile money system can have a huge impact in the

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30 May 2015

What Makes A City Attractive?

Is there an “art of making attractive cities”? London-based alternative education group The School of

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29 May 2015

How To Create A City That Already Exists

In Europe 80% of the population lives in cities. The analysis of the economic, social,

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29 May 2015

Where To Find The Quietest Places

New data from National Park Service scientists shows that “most people live in environments where

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29 May 2015

Would You Share Private Data For A Better City?

  In the 1950s, a decade after he outlined the theory of the Big Bang

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29 May 2015

Why Our Cities Need Smart Transport

The reform of urban mobility remains one of the biggest challenges confronting policy makers around

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29 May 2015

Will 5G Bring New Dimensions To Our Wireless World?

The hottest topic at Mobile World Congress 2015 will connect billions of people and things

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28 May 2015

Big Data Could Help Cities On Climate Change

With last year’s U.S.-China Climate Accord came a new focus on municipal sustainability. Yes, power

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28 May 2015

3-Year Dedication Of Mapping Brooklyn Made From Trash

Jennifer Maravillas’ “71 Square Miles” is one of the most colorful maps of Brooklyn I’ve

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28 May 2015

Vertical Farms To Sprout Up In Cities

Designed for Linkoping, Sweden, this 177-foot vertical farm features crops grown on spirals that run

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28 May 2015

How To Overhaul A City With Prototypes

Next month, the 250,000 daily travelers along Market Street — San Francisco’s three-mile-long central artery

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28 May 2015

Montreal City Council Wants A Better 311 System

Montreal’s 311 system receives, on average, around 1 million calls each year. About 65 per

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27 May 2015

New App Touts Cheaper Parking In Chicago

Parking in Chicago is bad. With the privatization of its parking meters and its reputation

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27 May 2015

Plans For A Seine Reinvention In Paris

Mayor Anne Hidalgo has announced an “almost philosophical project” to take the famed river’s quayside

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27 May 2015

The Cost Of Bad Urban Design : $1 Trillion A Year

Exactly how much does America’s sprawl cost every year? Somewhere in the range of a

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27 May 2015

Discover Art That’s Meant To Be Touched

New art installations dot Brooklyn Bridge Park, and they’re designed specifically to be touched or

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26 May 2015

Heat Wave In India Kills Over 500 People

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Soaring temperatures have gripped parts of southern and northern

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26 May 2015

Using Low-Emission Zones To Improve Health In Cities

In May 2007, the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, announced that the city would be

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26 May 2015

What Is The Most Private City In The World?

The proliferation of high-security, privatised plazas is making parts of world cities such as London

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26 May 2015

Why Cities Should Pay People To Eat Their Veggies

Federal and state governments are matching some food-stamps purchases at farmers markets dollar for dollar.

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26 May 2015

Forget The Internet Of Things – We Need An Internet Of People

The internet of things is a vision of ubiquitous connectivity, driven by one basic idea:

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26 May 2015

How Ecocapsules Can Become Our Micro Homes

Ecocapsule is a small, egg-shaped abode that could be the perfect home for someone who

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25 May 2015

How Hipsters Are Building A New Urban Economy

My cycle route to work takes me from Highbury to London Bridge. For the first

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25 May 2015

These Cities Will Soon Be Havens For The Super-Rich

With their emerging markets and rising regional influence, the cities of Belgrade, Panama City, Addis

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25 May 2015

A New Life For Dead Malls

Developers have had to to get creative when it comes to salvaging America’s failing shopping

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25 May 2015

Batteries And Renewable Energy Set To Grow Together

POMONA, Calif. — The future of American energy, according to one widely held view, will

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25 May 2015

How Fractals Bring Imaginary Cities To Life

Emily Garfield like to say that she grows cities. With pen, ink, and watercolor, the

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23 May 2015

A Glimpse Into The Future Of City Halls?

  Opulent clock towers, grand halls, building facades covered in splendour and stone. Looking at

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23 May 2015

How Fast Should Development Cycles Be?

Having lived and worked in both Singapore and London, I’ve experienced first-hand the very different

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23 May 2015

City In The Sky In The Middle Of The Desert

Four helipads will cluster around one of the largest domes in the world, like sideplates

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22 May 2015

How Cities Can Woo Small Businesses

Small businesses aren’t all alike. Some are restaurants, some are mom-and-pop shops, and some might

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22 May 2015

Will We Ever …. Live In Underground Homes

As cities get more crowded, why not build down? In many respects, Bernadette Roberts’ three-bedroom

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22 May 2015

Enhancing Creative Community Resilience

Inclusivity is a critical element for building urban resilience. In this guest blog, founder of

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21 May 2015

World’s Best Cities For Coffee

When traveling, coffee lovers need to know where to go to escape the substandard American-style

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