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Nate Berg tells the story of Rebuild By Design, a competition – and now its own organisation – based on taking a more proactive approach to disaster response in cities; but how far can you prepare for the effects of climate change?<p>Ten years ago, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg released a plan …

Sea Level

Apple is moving into this $16.5 billion neighborhood — and it's one of the biggest property developments in London history

It was formerly a coal-fired power station, supplying much of London's electricity until the 1980s. Since then, it has sat mostly abandoned.<p>Now the two million-square-foot building is undergoing a major renovation as part of the Battersea Power Station development. The estimated $9.9 billion (£7.8 …

6 Cities That Have Transformed Their Highways Into Urban Parks

Building a highway in a city is often thought of as a solution to traffic congestion. However, the induced demand theory has shown that when drivers …

Urban Design

Macy's gives the kiss of death to its downtown Minneapolis location

In August, the department store announced that it would be closing 100 shops, but didn't specify which ones those would be. The new speculation that …

Net-zero Silicon Valley office prioritizes water conservation in drought-stricken California

A Silicon Valley office building that produces all the energy it needs on-site is a leading example of smarter, water-efficient architecture in …

Silicon Valley

Metro rail connection to LAX clears key hurdle

Moving toward construction in 2018/2019<p>Plans to build a transit station to link Metro rail with LAX took a big step forward today, says <i>The Source</i>. Metro’s Board of Directors approved the final environmental study for the Airport Metro Connector 96th Street Transit Station, which will serve trains …

Toronto transit: How to make ‘the better way’ the viable alternative way

The best sales pitch for GO Transit may be to watch a commuter train whiz by while inching along the highway in rush-hour traffic<p>But in spite of that, the vast majority of people coming into Toronto for work do it in a car. And the TTC, although carrying far more people than GO, also lags well …

How construction companies are using virtual reality to plan, build and manage complicated projects

Construction can be a tricky business.<p>There are a lot of moving parts in any big project, whether it be a high-rise apartment tower, a heavily …

Vertical Farming - The Latest Trend For Producing Food!

Nowadays, agriculture and food production are under great risk. The major factors for this are as follows<p>The land under food cultivation is dwindling …

First sustainable urban 'agrihood' in U.S. to launch in Detroit

DETROIT -- Plans are in place to transform a three-story, longstanding vacant apartment building into a community resource center and healthy food …

Why grocery retailers are embracing rooftop gardens

The food industry as a whole is in the midst of a shift from unhealthy processed foods to organic, local and all natural foods. Buying local is one …

America Needs Millennials To Become Homeowners

The U.S. economy was one of the chief topics during the 2016 presidential election. The candidates held strong opinions on jobs, trade, taxes, wages, …

South Bronx railyard could get a Hudson Yards-style megaproject

It’s the second such project proposed in the borough<p>A Hudson Yards-style development in the Bronx has been talked about for quite some time now, and New York State formalized those talks last month when it issued a Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) for a development area north of Willis …

Smoking ban or no, public housing has been mostly failing for a century

The dream of urban utopia went very wrong<p>The Department of Housing and Urban Development has banned smoking in public housing. To anti-smoking …

Breathtaking Aerial Photographs Capture London’s Kaleidoscopic Landscape

These aerial photographs reveal the English capital's kooky architectural past.<p>London has accumulated a variety of building styles over the centuries, transforming into a miscellaneous, collage-like landscape where high rise flats exist around the corner from 18th-century buildings. For more than a …

England

34-unit Ellipsis proposed for Edgewater

The newest residential tower to sprout in Edgewater<p>A 13-story tower named Ellipsis a block off Biscayne Bay has been proposed for Edgewater, per The Next Miami, potentially bringing 34 more units (no more than five per floor) to the booming area north of downtown Miami.<p>Ellipisis is proposed to …

Skyscrapers

Too Many Railcars, Too Little Freight

Rail equipment sits idle as commodities slump, changes in energy market cut into demand<p>Light traffic on North American railroads has sidetracked the railcar market.<p>Railcar manufacturers, financiers and equipment-leasing companies feasted on high demand to move coal, oil and other commodities from …

Facebook to Give $20 Million for Housing, Job Training

Facebook Inc. is extending a sizable olive branch to neighbors rankled by its plans to expand its campus and bring 6,500 new employees to the area, a move some locals fear will exacerbate a growing housing shortage.<p>The tech giant announced Friday it will spend about $20 million in Menlo Park and …

U.S. Nonfarm Payrolls Rose 178,000 in November; Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.6%

Federal Reserve is likely on track to raise interest rates later in December<p>By<p>Jeffrey Sparshott<p>Jeffrey Sparshott<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@jeffsparshott<p>Jeffrey.Sparshott@wsj.com<p>U.S. employers hired at a steady clip in November while the jobless rate fell to its lowest level in nine years, a …

Economics

Connected vehicles being tested on Tampa roads

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Connected vehicles could soon be a thing on Bay area roads. Siemens engineering company is using Tampa as a test …

Tampa Bay musicians: Tell us your plans for 2017

The time for resolutions is upon us, and we want to know what Tampa Bay musicians have planned in the new year.<p>We're already talking to a bunch of …

Should New Tampa ever talk about seceding from city? Candidates in council runoff split

TAMPA — The question of whether New Tampa should ever consider seceding from the rest of the city to get more of its taxes back animated a debate …

Bill Gates and Jeff Vinik Are Investing Billions in Tampa

Bill Gates and Jeff Vinik are investing billions of dollars in Tampa, which is a sign of real estate investment opportunities in one of Florida’s …

Is the treehouse the pinnacle of sustainable living? - CNN Style

Written by Katy Scott, CNN<p>Many a child spent their youth scrambling up trees and building secret dens in the branches.<p>In an instant, plain-planked interiors propped in the trees transformed into faraway lands, forts and hideaways.<p>Brothers Andy and Simon Payne were no different. Growing up in Kenya, …

The proposed CarTube supposedly reclaims streets for people by moving cars on to a underground network of automated tracks. But do these transport ideas mean the ‘smart city’ is going backwards or forwards?<p>We’ve seen the road-straddling bus that glides over lanes of traffic, the high-speed …

Transportation

One detail in the jobs report should unnerve the retail industry

Friday's jobs report showed that employment in the retail industry shrank for the first November in six years.<p>According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the retail trade lost 8,300 jobs. Overall, the US economy added 178,000 jobs, while the unemployment rate fell to a nine-year low of …

30 affordable US cities where the average home costs $250,000 or less

It's no secret that skyrocketing home prices are turning once livable cities into playgrounds for the rich. As the housing market recovers from the devastation of the 2008 economic collapse, median home prices are rising while many American's wages are stagnating.<p>However, those who have always …

This sustainable suburban home can power a pair of electric cars, too

Modern design and net zero principles helps a Minnesota couple realize their green home dreams<p>Minnesotans Mark and Kate Hanson believe in efficiency and a better environment, so it makes sense they’d seek out a more sustainable design for their new home. But the new net zero home they moved into …

Architecture

Viacom Gets a Face-Lift for the Millennial Generation

As one of the most storied holding companies in media, Viacom's network of brands like MTV, VH1, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon oversees, curates and …