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18 Feb 2015

DataViva, An MIT Media Lab Tool For Visualising Government Data

DataViva, a project developed in part by Media Lab professor César Hidalgo, aims to make

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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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17 Feb 2015

Concrete Building Material May Not Be As Concrete As We Think

Climate change may cause reinforced concrete structures to deteriorate quicker than expected, a new study

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17 Feb 2015

What Can UK Learn From Auckland On Metro Mayors And City-regions?

Four lessons from New Zealand on how to devolve power to cities. Last November 2014 Centre

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17 Feb 2015

A Worm’s-Eye View Of Hong Kong’s Skyscrapers

With seven million people squeezed into just 426 sq/mi, Hong Kong is one of the

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17 Feb 2015

World’s Cities Experiencing More Heatwaves

Number of extremely hot days a year has increased in hundreds of cities since the

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17 Feb 2015

James Kunstler: How Bad Architecture Wrecked Cities

In James Howard Kunstler’s view, public spaces should be inspired centres of civic life and

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16 Feb 2015

Cars And Robust Cities Are Fundamentally Incompatible

50 years ago, experts predicted automobiles would drain the life from urban areas. Their predictions

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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

How Crowdsourcing And Machine Learning Will Change The Way We Design Cities

Researchers at MIT Media Lab are using crowdsourced data to create an algorithm that determines

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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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14 Feb 2015

Nikola Tesla : ‘Let Me Count The Ways’

Electricity, radio, x-rays, radar, wireless communications, these things undeniably plays a very significant role in

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14 Feb 2015

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We are all standing on the shoulders of giants. How did we arrive at this

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14 Feb 2015

When It Comes To Falling In Love With Cities, Size Matters

Before Joan Didion left New York, she fell in love with it, “the way you

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14 Feb 2015

7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

Urban planners are finally recognising that streets should be designed for people, not careening hunks

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14 Feb 2015

The Subliminal Power Of City Fonts

Decimated by manufacturing losses, some smaller cities are turning for help to an unlikely group

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14 Feb 2015

What Old Transit Maps Can Teach Us About A City’s Future

An analysis of once-rejected, later-constructed routes in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Houston. Houston, Atlanta, and

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14 Feb 2015

Robert Muggah: How To Protect Fast-Growing Cities From Failing

Worldwide, violence is on the decline, but in the crowded cities of the global south

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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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13 Feb 2015

Floating Cities In Pictures

As rising sea levels threaten low-lying nations around the world, floating cities are gaining political

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