Cities

Mile high superscrappers, nature-inspired architecture, smart urbanization—this page covers the trends and news that will guide the future of cities.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DPp2NcnTb0
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The Economist
Wooden skyscrapers are an ambitious and innovative solution to the problems posed by urbanisation. Not only are they faster to build, they have smaller carbo...
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https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-welcome-to-shanghai-the-capital-of-the-future/
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The Globe And Mail
Shanghai, one of the planet’s most populous urban centres, is growing at breakneck speed. But thanks to decades of planning, they’re doing it right. The city is destined for global supremacy
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https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2020/08/why-every-city-feels-same-now/615556/
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The Atlantic
Glass-and-steel monoliths replaced local architecture. It’s not too late to go back.
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http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2016-01/11/smart-city-planning-permission
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Wired
Urban upgrades will be coming to metropolises old and new
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https://aeon.co/opinions/could-humans-live-in-buildings-that-changed-themselves
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Aeon
Nanobots would create a programmable architecture that changes shape, function and style at command or even independently.
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http://www.grunge.com/57222/futuristic-cities-already-built/
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Grunge
These cities provide a snapshot of what our future will have in store for us.
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/10/28/the-future-of-innovation-belongs-to-the-mega-city/
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Washington post
New York and Los Angeles are poised to become the nation’s innovation leaders.
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http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielrunde/2015/02/24/urbanization-development-opportunity/#19f2b4036277
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Forbes
For the first time in history more than half the world’s population resides in cities. The world’s urban population now stands at 3.7 billion people, and this number is expected to double by 2050. The trend towards urbanization is only accelerating and 96 percent of all urbanization by 2030 will [...]
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https://www.ft.com/content/e36ba45e-f973-11e9-a354-36acbbb0d9b6
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Financial Times
Algorithmic modelling offers new blueprint for smart building creation
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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/15/florida-climate-change-coastal-real-estate-rising-seas
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The Guardian
People tend to respond to immediate threats and financial consequences  and Floridas coastal real estate may be on the cusp of delivering that harsh wake-up call
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https://youtu.be/3eGztaZZy7k
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CaspianReport
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https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/road-tests-for-certain-types-of-driver-licenses-set-to-resume-in-b-c-1004179406/
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Canadian Under Writer
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https://www.technologyreview.com/2017/05/10/151777/a-single-autonomous-car-has-a-huge-impact-on-alleviating-traffic/
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MIT Technology Review
It’s sometimes argued that the long-term benefits of self-driving cars, such as safer roads, may not be felt with much impact until robotic vehicles account for the majority of traffic on the road. Until that happens, those unpredictable lumps of meat we call humans will continue to exert their own effects on traffic—continuing to cause…
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kBEvg8bftE
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Speck & Associates
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http://velo-urbanism.com/4%20Urbanism%20and%20Governments/Financing%20the%20City/Urbanism%20and%20Governments-Comments%20on%20Financing-MetroVancouver.html
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Velo Urbanism
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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-26/italy-joins-china-belt-and-road-initiative-as-france-signs-deals/10935476
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ABC News
Chinese President Xi Jinping is wrapping up his first trip to Europe this year after enlisting Italy to its Belt and Road Initiative and signing multi-billion-dollar deals with France.
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https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Comment/Russia-and-China-romance-runs-into-friction-in-Central-Asia
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Nikkei Asia
TOKYO -- China and Russia are cozying up ever closer as they find a common enemy in Washington.During Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Russia i
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https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/20/health/iyw-cities-losing-36-million-trees-how-to-help-trnd/index.html
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CNN
If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, this summer's record-breaking heat waves might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as ten degrees Fahrenheit and lower energy costs. Here's how you can help.
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https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-46891392
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BBC
What can UK cities learn from Finland, where the number of rough sleepers has fallen dramatically?
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https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/advanced-electronics/our-insights/laying-the-foundation-for-success-in-the-connected-building-era
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McKinsey
Connected buildings could introduce a new way of living and working. Here’s what it will take for them to become mainstream.
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http://www.fastcodesign.com/1669244/by-2050-70-of-the-worlds-population-will-be-urban-is-that-a-good-thing
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Fast Company
Cities have intense problems associated with them. But those same problems make them into engines of innovation.