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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

Farmscrapers, Entire Cities In Wobbly Looking Towers

Architect Vincent Callebaut’s “Asian Cairn” project imagines a future where we house residences, offices, and

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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

A Smart City Is More Than Just Sensors, Big Data, and Internet

Investing billions in big data and smart technology isn’t the only answer to building more

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03 Feb 2015

Making City Planning Cool

British cities are in crisis, but it is of an unusual and distinctly 21st-century form.

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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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03 Feb 2015

Big Data Has Potential to Both Hurt and Help Disadvantaged Communities

In the future, all aspects of daily urban life might be tracked and translated into

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03 Feb 2015

The World’s Healthiest Cities

What makes a city healthy? A combination of factors, ranging from readily available healthcare to

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02 Feb 2015

The Deadly Rise Of Sea Levels

Climate change is making the oceans rise, creating more and more dangerous situations for our

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02 Feb 2015

Rethinking Urban Cemeteries

City dwellers may see conventional burials become a luxury, available only to the very wealthy,

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02 Feb 2015

Night Sky: Cities Without The Lights

In Darkened Cities, the lights from these famous metropolises have been removed, giving you a

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02 Feb 2015

The World’s Most Visited Cities

The same attractions that prompt people to love visiting a city – top-ranked restaurants, vibrant

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31 Jan 2015

The Evolution Of Urban Spaces

A popular new study claims to lump cities into four types. But the real science

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31 Jan 2015

China’s Obsession With Vertical Cities

By the end of next year one-in-three of the world’s 100m+ skyscrapers will be in

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31 Jan 2015

The Internet of Everything Will Change How We Live

As much as the Internet has already changed the world, it is the Web’s next

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31 Jan 2015

Dutch Scientist Develops New Way to Turn Sludge into Drinking Water

The thought of recycling gray or even black water into drinking water is enough to

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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

Scaling Up Sensor-Based Smart Cities Proves Difficult

As Santander, Rio and other cities have demonstrated, sensor-based solutions have the potential to impact

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31 Jan 2015

Africa and Asia and the Urban Population Boom

The UN predicts that two-thirds of the world will live in cities by 2050, with

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31 Jan 2015

City Animals Evolving With Bigger Brains

Evolutionary biologists have come to recognise humans as a tremendous evolutionary force. In hospitals, we

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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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31 Jan 2015

Green Walls For Cooling Buildings

There’s a reason that green walls show up most often in high-end office buildings and

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