17 Mar 2015

Paper People

I like people. I’d like some paper people. They’d be purple paper people. Maybe pop-up

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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

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

Skipping The 13th Floor

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

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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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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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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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07 Mar 2015

Population Boom – An Engineering Response

A report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers makes suggestions for the role that the engineering profession

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07 Mar 2015

How To Design A City For Women

In 1999, officials in Vienna, Austria, asked residents of the city’s ninth district how often

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04 Mar 2015

Should The World Plan For Fewer (Not More) People?

Current UN projections show that there will be 11 billion people living on Earth by

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02 Mar 2015

Talk Of The Town : Society Is Abuzz

What do the social networks look like in your city or country? Dave Troy (TED

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24 Feb 2015

Ancient City Ruins Warn Us About Our Urban Future

The ruins of Tikal are surrounded by a national park — 57,600 hectares of rainforest

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20 Feb 2015

Life In Apartheid-Era South Africa

Gripping photos show what decades of segregation looked like in Nelson Mandela’s home country. South Africa’s

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18 Feb 2015

Jared Diamond: Why Do Societies Collapse?

Why do societies fail? With lessons from the Norse of Iron Age Greenland, deforested Easter

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16 Feb 2015

Cities Might Influence Not Just Our Civilizations, But Our Evolution

Cities reverberate through history as centres of civilisation. Ur. Babylon. Rome. Baghdad. Tenochtitlan. Beijing. Paris.

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16 Feb 2015

“We Have Designed Cities To Make People Ill”

“We are all suffering from the bad design in the world,” Thomas Fisher, an architecture

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16 Feb 2015

Alastair Parvin: Architecture For The People By The People

Designer Alastair Parvin presents a simple but provocative idea: what if, instead of architects creating

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13 Feb 2015

Where You Live Affects What You Earn

The part of town where you live—and especially where you grew up—can profoundly affect lifetime

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13 Feb 2015

Weapons, Bribes, And Dictators: Where Architects Draw The Line

Zaha Hadid says it’s not her job to pay attention to how many migrant workers

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12 Feb 2015

The Hidden Ways Urban Design Segregates The Poor

There’s a name for uncomfortable benches, hard-to-reach parks, and ubiquitous surveillance: disciplinary architecture. When news

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11 Feb 2015

Why Can’t Public Transit Be Free?

The main goal of transportation that costs riders nothing—getting people out of their cars—can’t be

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11 Feb 2015

The Connection Between Successful Cities And Inequality

New research shows that the largest U.S. cities would do well to focus on workers

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09 Feb 2015

Quality Of Life Improves In Compact Cities

That urban design improves the quality of people’s lives is an old idea. A new

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07 Feb 2015

The “Sensing” City Is the Future of Urbanism

The Smart City isn’t enough. How might real-time data awaken the humanity in our buildings

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07 Feb 2015

Less Boring Cities With Playful Art

“I would like the viewer to reorient themselves and think about the space they inhabit

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06 Feb 2015

Could Redesigned Subway Platforms Save Lives?

Last Sunday, in an apparently random attack, an unknown assailant pushed 61-year-old New Yorker Wai

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05 Feb 2015

Communities Of The Future Will Be Organised on Transportation

The era of transit-oriented development and “networked livable communities” has arrived. The Great Recession has

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03 Feb 2015

Rethinking Our Cities To Fight Obesity

Using urban planning to help fight obesity by putting people on a design-based diet that

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03 Feb 2015

Predicting Travel Patterns in Future Disasters

Researchers hope mobility data gleaned from Twitter during Hurricane Sandy can eventually help boost New

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03 Feb 2015

Smart slums: Utopian or Dystopian Vision of the Future?

A researcher explores how smart-city sensor technology can empower or disempower slum dwellers. Life in a

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31 Jan 2015

Could a Billionaire Buy All the Homes in Your City?

Buying a private island is still the gold standard for extravagant billionaire real estate investments.

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31 Jan 2015

Are You Willing To Trade Privacy For Efficiency?

Data science may be helping cities get ‘smarter’, but questions remain over how long urban

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30 Jan 2015

When It Comes to City Happiness, People Are Key

The notion that condensed living spaces always heighten misery is flawed; interaction keeps us sharp

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30 Jan 2015

A Dose Of Nature Helps City Dwellers Fight Their Need For Instant Gratification

An experiment shows that even a simple photograph of greenery can push the brain to

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30 Jan 2015

Sick Cities: Why Urban Life is Breeding New Illness Fears

“The whole history of urban life, in a sense,” says Richard Barnett, “is of living

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29 Jan 2015

Christchurch In Pictures : Life After A Devastating Earthquake

Christchurch-based Danny Squires is director of Space Craft Systems and co-founder of WikiHouse/NZ, a global project

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29 Jan 2015

Staying Healthy In The Concrete Jungle

Here’s some tips to help you avoid whatever bug or virus is currently doing the

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29 Jan 2015

Homes In Unexpected Places

Iwan Baan is a renowed Dutch architectural photographer. In his TED talk, he shows us how

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29 Jan 2015

City Agriculture, China’s Urban Farms and Gardens

For centuries, the Chinese have referred to the fertile region around Chengdu, capital of Sichuan

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29 Jan 2015

10 Techniques For Making Cities More Walkable

In Jeff Speck’s excellent new book, Walkable City, he suggests that there are ten keys

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28 Jan 2015

The 8 to 80 Problem: Designing Cities for Young and Old

How can cities create neighborhoods that work well for all generations? When he worked as

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28 Jan 2015

Are Crime Cameras Really Worth the Money?

In May 2010, a 30-year-old Pakistani-American drove his Nissan Pathfinder into one of the most

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