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=2cjPgNBNeLU
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http://spectrum.ieee.org/cars-that-think/robotics/artificial-intelligence/pittsburgh-smart-traffic-signals-will-make-driving-less-boring
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https://www.mcgill.ca/newsroom/channels/news/cities-and-their-rising-impacts-biodiversity-global-overview-303253
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Cities and their rising impacts on biodiversity versity. To gain a clearer picture of the situation, an international group of scientists, including Professor Andrew Gonzalez from McGill’s Biology Department, surveyed over 600 studies on the impacts of urban growth on biodiversity. They published their findings today in Nature Sustainability. “Our understanding of the rising impacts of cities
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVJ_rgEUSJE
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Why have many major European cities not embraced the skyscraper? We explain. For more by The B1M subscribe now - http://ow.ly/GxW7y Read the full story on th...
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https://www.dwell.com/article/new-york-city-requires-green-roofs-on-new-buildings-ede4deb8
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The city's new green building legislation will result in the equivalent of taking more than one million cars off the road by 2030.
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https://www.thecity.nyc/housing/2020/6/25/21303923/hotels-could-become-affordable-housing-in-nyc
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Potentially thousands of vacant hotel rooms are ripe for conversion into permanent residences, deputy mayor, housing groups and hotel owners agree.
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https://www.ips-journal.eu/regions/global/article/show/antifragile-states-and-global-cities-3879/
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How globalisation has allowed small states to become major players and big cities to outgrow their nation-states
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https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/insights/industry/public-sector/the-promise-of-smart-rural-communities.html
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Can the promise of smart cities be extended to rural areas as well? Improving connectivity in these areas is a necessary first step to unlocking new economic value.
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https://techxplore.com/news/2019-08-carbon-emissions.html
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https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-07-05/retail-apocalypse-can-lead-to-suburban-renaissance
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https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/07/where-have-all-the-children-gone/594133/
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America’s urban rebirth is missing something key—actual births.
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https://www.economist.com/china/2020/06/06/the-pandemic-is-hurting-chinas-belt-and-road-initiative
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How will Xi Jinping’s biggest project survive?
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http://smartretro.demoshelsinki.fi/2016/02/11/the-suburb-of-the-future/
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https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/06/honda-smart-intersection-ohio/
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As the Honda Pilot is about to enter the intersection a specially built HUD (heads-up display) flashes an orangish yellow with an image of an ambulance. Seconds later an actual ambulance that, moments before, the driver could not see barrels though the intersection with its lights on (no sirens). We watch the emergency vehicle drive off and continue through the intersection.
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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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Cities have intense problems associated with them. But those same problems make them into engines of innovation.
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http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21601027-worlds-sake-and-its-own-china-needs-change-way-it-builds-and-runs-its
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For the world’s sake, and its own, China needs to change the way it builds and runs its cities
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http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/12/new-york-city-is-getting-some-tech-upgrades.html
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From smarter buses to a revolutionary Wi-Fi system.
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https://livingarchitecturemonitor.com/news/2019/2/15/the-home-of-the-future-isnt-smartits-living-and-green
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http://uneven-growth.moma.org/
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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/17/opinion/sunday/a-new-map-for-america.html?_r=1
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The 50-state model is holding the country back. It needs a new system, built around urban corridors.
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http://seattletransitblog.com/2011/04/01/initiative-to-tie-property-taxes-density/
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