Gerben Helleman

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Global cities revisited

IN 1991, Saskia Sassen, a sociologist, wrote her most famous work, “The Global City”. It argued that large, technologically advanced urban areas …

A Year of Stories and Photos: Introducing ‘The Informal City Reader’

<i>Please click here to open The Informal City Reader.</i>Over the past year, Next City has chronicled stories from the informal realm as part of The …

Cities

De Bijlmermeer: de stad van morgen is verleden tijd

<i>Hét voorbeeld van de ‘geplande stad’ in Nederland is de Amsterdamse Bijlmermeer. In de jaren zestig wordt de hoogbouwwijk aangekondigd als de ‘stad</i> …

The World's Tallest Vertical Garden Is Like a Niagara Falls of Plants

Tomorrow's cities: Do you want to live in a smart city?

<b>How do you fancy living in a city with which you can interact? A city that acts more like a living organism, a city that can respond to your needs.</b><p>Around the world such cities are already being built, from Masdar in Abu Dhabi to Songdo in South Korea. Now the chaotic city near you may be in line …

Smart Cities