Stephan Balzer

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6 Signs to Instantly Identify Someone With True Leadership Skills

Here are six defining traits that keep surfacing over and over again in leadership bestsellers.<p>What are the defining attributes of great leaders? That's the age-old question thought leaders and scholars galore have been attempting to answer in mountains of books and literature.<p>While great …

Leadership

Daily media habits of US kids graduating high school now

7,000 high school seniors in the United States were asked by Niche about the apps and services they use.<p>The big winners in video are YouTube (with …

The Week in Review: Renaissance Television

Inside Flipboard / April 5, 2014<p>Couch potatoes, rejoice (be sure to stretch first): TV’s here to stay. Our changing media habits haven’t traded depth …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>Project Connections give your design work the spotlight it deserves.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>Architects: Find the raw materials for your next project through Architizer. …

Communicate

Student Designs ‘Wall-E’-Like Robot That Tears Down And Recycles Buildings

<b>Swedsh designer</b> Omer Haciomeroglu a student at the Umeå Institute of Design, has designed the ERO, a robot that can tear down concrete</b> …

Night: Surreal Landscapes Lit with an LED Flashlight by Harold Ross | Colossal

<p>Fine art photographer Harold Ross uses delicate light painting techniques to create surreal landscapes photographed late at night. The photographer, …

Connecting Citizens To Their Government By Turning It Into A Game

Community PlanIt is a game about the issues that face local government, designed to get people (especially young people) more involved and understanding of what goes in to managing their communities.<p>Anyone who has sat through a community planning meeting knows–well, they’re not always exciting, and …

Cities Of The Future, Built By Drones, Bacteria, And 3-D Printers

As scientists make huge strides in robotics, natural building materials, and new construction methods, our urban architecture could take on a much different form than the rigid construction we’re used to.<p>Editor’s Note<p>This is part of our Futurist Forum series, where we’ve been exploring what the …

Bots

Spectacular GIFs of Flickering City Lights at Night

<i>Lightscapes</i> is an experimental work by London-based designer Troy Hyde that takes satellite images of some of the most lively cities in the world and …

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Scientific Proof That Cities Are Like Nothing Else in Nature

Groundbreaking Data Shows Cities That Take Action to Combat Climate Change Are Seeing Both Economic and Health Benefits

Changing Planet<p>C40 Chair, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has often said: “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” New data that measures climate actions in cities — released today by CDP in partnership with the C40 — confirms there are concrete economic and health benefits for …

10 Reasons I Ditched the City and Moved to the Country

I'm Heather Donahue, previously known as The Girl from <i>The Blair Witch Project</i>. That was back when I was a city girl. Now I'm a country girl, living in a tiny Northern California town nestled in the Sierra foothills, and I'm mostly known as a friend, a neighbor and the lady who wrote that book about …

Cities work sort of like stars, one theory says

<i>By Emily Sohn<br>Discovery News</i><p>Cities have been compared to living organisms, machines, river networks and insect colonies. Instead, suggests a new study, urban centers are more like stars, fusing human connections as if they were hydrogen atoms.<p>But only sort of. Using mathematical equations to …

The Problem With Cities

If the protests in Brazil are about any one thing, it’s the agony of urban poverty.<p>Brazil is on fire, with hundreds of thousands of people hitting …

New designs to breathe life back into our cities

Urban buildings use up precious materials and cause pollution. We need visionary thinking to create more sustainable designs that respond to their environment, writes architect Neil Spiller.<p>By the middle of this century, our cities are likely to be hotter, experience more dramatic changes in …