Jack Gelabert

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Singapore is not quite what Brexiters think it is

Not long ago I took a walk up a steep, narrow road in western Singapore, with dense jungle on either side, to visit a memorial housed in a …

Winston Churchill

Architecture of Place: Buildings that Work for People

Some may be surprised to hear PPS echoing a version of the modernist mantra “form ever follows function” (see principle 9), but it’s important for us …

Urbanism

Sou Fujimoto, Kengo Kuma and more propose future houses in House Vision exhibition

Japanese architects including Sou Fujimoto, Atelier Bow-Wow, Kengo Kuma and Shigeru Ban have all designed houses of the future for a Tokyo exhibition …

Why landscape architects are the urban designers of tomorrow

At a recent Landscape Architecture Foundation summit, it became clear the profession has a big role in shaping the future of our cities<p>For landscape architects, the ground has shifted in serious ways over the last few decades. Earlier this summer in Philadelphia, at a mid-June summit organized by …

China finally built an elevated bus that straddles traffic and it's totally bizarre

Last May, pictures of a weird, elevated bus that glides above traffic began circulating on the internet. Predictably, everyone freaked out. The so-called “straddling bus” was held up as a solution to China’s notorious traffic problems, but all anyone wanted to talk about was how it looked like the …

Transportation

Are Garden Cities Sustainable?

The Garden City concept has a long and honorable pedigree within urban planning. Analysis of Sterling Ranch, a master-planned community outside of …

Sustainability

13 Of 2015's Hottest Topics In Computer Science Research

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are currently the hot topics in computer science research?</i><p><i>Answer by Igor Markov, Michigan EECS Prof – currently at Google, on Quora</i><p>There are several major closed-form challenges in Computer Science, such as<p>the P versus NP problem,<br>• finding better …

Machine Learning

Notes on 100 smart cities

<i>The following article is an extract from State of India's Environment Report 2015, India's most credible annual statement on environment and</i> …

Urbanism

Asia is leading the ‘smart city’ charge, but we’re not there yet

<i>Singtel Innov8 has launched the Innov8 Connect program which aims to bring startups and Singtel together to create innovative solutions for business</i> …

Smart Cities

10 cities where you can afford to stay in a 5-star hotel

KAYAK recently released its 2016 Travel Hacker Guide, which analyzed more than one billion searches in the website's database to provide travelers with practical advice for the year.<p>As part of the study, KAYAK found the top 10 cities that boast the lowest rates on 5-star hotels.<p>The study also took …

Air Travel