Avery Donsky

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To keep stoking the world economy, cities must adapt to demographics

<i>Jaana Remes is a partner and Jonathan Woetzel a senior partner with the McKinsey Global Institute. They are co-authors of the report</i> Urban World: Meeting The Demographic Challenge.<p>Cities have powered the world economy for centuries. Consider that large cities in Canada contribute about 65 per cent …

5 Best Shoulder Exercises to Hit All 3 Deltoid Muscle Heads and Build Huge Shoulders

To build big shoulder muscles we need to hit all 3 deltoid heads, the front, the side and the rear deltoids. A complete shoulder workout will do that …

Workouts

Apple to receive award for preserving historic New York City buildings

Apple has some of the most beautiful stores in New York City, and a big part of that is because many have been placed inside incredible buildings dating back to the early 1900s. Next month, The New York Landmarks Conservancy — a nonprofit that promotes the preservation of landmark buildings — will …

Reinventing Paris: 10 winning urban designs to transform the city

A year ago mayor Anne Hidalgo invited the world’s best architects to ‘reinvent’ the French capital. The competition called for environmentally friendly urban designs to transform sites such as public spaces and unloved tower blocks. Kim Willsher highlights a selection of the 23 winning proposals

France

SOM Unveils New Renderings of New York City's $4.5 Billion Manhattan West

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill—the architecture firm behind One World Trade Center—recently unveiled new images of Manhattan West, a five-million-square-foot project rising in New York’s Hudson Yards district.<p>Commissioned by Brookfield Property Partners, the $4.5 billion development encompasses a trio …

Architecture

Ten Cities Made for Running

Although running evokes images of people bounding effortlessly through fields, woods and over mountain trails, cities can be great places to run in. …

Where are the world's newest cities … and why do they all look the same?

Thousands of new cities are needed to house the increasing global population – projected to reach 10bn by 2060. From China’s planned Jing-Jin-Ji hypercity to African techno hubs and sprawling refugee camps, Adam Greenfield explores what the future holds<p>At present we share our planet with some 7.5 …

Urbanism

Ten Points for Liveable Cities: Lessons from Singapore

Urban populations are expanding at an exponential rate as people are migrating to city centers where economic opportunities promise social mobility …

Without Architects, Smart Cities Just Aren't Smart

Arguably the biggest buzzword in urbanism right now is the 'Smart City'. The idea, although certainly inclusive of eco-friendly practices, has even …

A Google Self-Driving Car Got Pulled Over for Being Slow by a Valiant Cop

"Driving too slowly? Bet humans don't get pulled over for that too often," the company said in response.<p><b>Read:</b> <b>Japan Is Opening a Hotel Staffed Almost Entirely by Robots</b><p>In Google's hypothetical future, we will all be shuttled around Neo Pittsburgh and the Sovereign Micronation of Staten Island in …

Autonomous Cars

In Greece, Driverless Buses Are Now Accepting Passengers

An automated bus program goes with the flow of traffic<p>Greek commuters have a new way to get to work: a completely driverless bus that operates within normal traffic. The buses are part of a program that has been running in Trikala, Greece, since earlier this summer, but so far they’ve only been …

Commuting

Nissan unleashes its autonomous car prototype in Japan

Nissan has begun testing its Leaf-based autonomous car prototype, not on private property, but on Japanese inner city roads and highways. To be exact, the automaker wants to put its "Piloted Drive" mode (part of its Intelligent Driving System) to the test, which can take control of the car in …

These Futuristic Driverless Car Intersections Forgot About Pedestrians and Cyclists

It would be a huge mistake for cities to undo all the progress being made on human-scale street design.<p>The super smart folks at MIT’s Senseable City Lab have produced this great video of how an urban intersection might operate in a world of driverless cars. The smart, signal-free crossing offers …

The Road To Self-Driving Cars: A Timeline

<i>This is a sidebar to a story in the November 2, 2015 issue of Forbes Magazine about Ford Motor Co.’s efforts to solve future mobility problems.</i><p>In the race to deliver driverless cars, it’s tough to say who’s in the lead. A number of carmakers, including Audi, Mercedes and Volvo, have introduced …

Autonomous Cars

One Thing Baby Boomers and Millennials Agree On: Self-Driving Cars

People are still split on whether driverless vehicles are the future, but differing attitudes have little to do with age.<p>Attitudes toward new technologies often fall along generational lines. That is, generally, younger people tend to outnumber older people on the front end of a technological shift.<p>…

How Driverless Cars Will Radically Change Every Aspect of Our Lives

Good driver discounts? Accident premium hikes? These are about to go extinct, along with a good portion of auto insurance profits. Because in just three years’ time, driverless cars are going to start hitting the roads and reshaping a host of industries — not to mention all of our lives.<p>But before …

Autos

We’re only just starting to understand the side-effects of driverless cars

Meanwhile, some of the largest technology and automotive corporations in the world are investing heavily in driverless technologies.<p>Many people in industry seem certain that the largest revolution in personal transport since the invention of the car itself is less than a decade away.<p>Whether this …

Robot Buses Are Coming To America, To Pave The Way For Driverless Cars

First, a quiet business park. Next, the world.<p>Self-driving buses are coming to America. The Bishop Ranch business park in San Ramon, California will be the first place in the U.S. to use French robo-buses to ferry passengers around.<p>Perhaps the best place for autonomous vehicles to start out is in …

Autonomous Vehicle

Self-Driving Cars More Prone to Accidents, But It's Not Their Fault

Self-driving cars like those being tested by Google have been more prone to get into accidents than conventional vehicles, but that doesn’t mean they’re less safe, according to a new report from transportation researchers.<p>Brandon Schoettle and Michael Sivak of the University of Michigan's …

Autonomous Cars