Category Archives: Cities

Artificial Island is the First of Nine Proposed Floating Cultural Destinations in Copenhagen Harbor – Colossal

A tiny, man-made island floats near the center of Copenhagen Harbor. Rooted inside of the wooden platform is a single linden tree, which gives the 215-square-foot pentagon the appearance of a park rather than a stray dock. Australian architect Marshall … Continue reading

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What are Smart Cities? | Larissa Suzuki | TEDxUCLWomen

Larissa Suzuki, PhD researcher in Software Systems Engineering with a special interest in ‘Smart Cities’, explains how such a concept is built around an emphasis on ‘connections’. Suzuki draws on examples such as Uber and Airbnb to demonstrate its potential … Continue reading

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It could happen here: How China’s social credit system demonstrates the future of social control in smart cities – Boing Boing

Adam Greenfield (previously) is one of the best thinkers when it comes to the social consequences of ubiquitous computing and smart cities; he’s the latest contributor Ian Bogost’s special series on “smart cities” for The Atlantic (previously: Bruce Sterling, Molly Sauter). … Continue reading

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THE FUTURE OF CITIES

From Oscar Boyson, who says, “This is a conversation starter first, a video second. I’d love to hear your thoughts on cities, the future, and this project. I shared some words, a reading list and featured interviewees here: medium.com/@oscarboyson/the-future-of-cities-ba4e26c807fe#.lrpyoofi4 * … Continue reading

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Opinion: Why the actions of cities — not nations — will be the key to our survival on earth – IDEAS.TED.COM

While some world leaders resist global cooperation, city leaders are working across borders to tackle big issues like global warming, immigration and terrorism, says urban expert Robert Muggah. Source: Opinion: Why the actions of cities — not nations — will … Continue reading

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Big Capital: Who Is London For? – talk by Anna Minton

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How to spend 48 hours in Manchester – Enjoy the Adventure

Manchester is one of the most popular UK cities to visit and it’s easy to see why. With it’s iconic music scene, industrial history and superb shopping. Manchester is bustling with character with a mixture of old and new architecture. … Continue reading

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Can the world’s megacities survive the digital age?

Research shows that technology disrupts economies of scale, turning megacities’ huge populations from strength to liability. To survive, megacities, like companies, must adapt. Source: Can the world’s megacities survive the digital age?

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FILM AND THE CITY: SYMBIOTIC ASSOCIATION BETWEEN RIO DE JANEIRO AND BRAZIL’S MOVIE INDUSTRY

By João Luiz de Figueiredo and Rodrigo Carvalho Creative activities tend to materialize within the landscape of large cities as agglomerations of specialized firms and skilled labour, which offer extremely innovative resources. Major cities have been the site of the … Continue reading

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America’s history is filled with failed utopian societies — Quartz

The utopian communities that sprouted across the United States in the 19th century were built in an era of experimentation and optimism. Founded by religious leaders, philosophers and even business owners, isolationist groups like the Perfectionists of Oneida, New York, … Continue reading

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