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These architects could change India forever - CNN Style

Written by Zahra Jamshed, CNN<p>"India is the place to be," said Amit Gupta, architect and co-founder of Indian design firm Studio Symbiosis.<p>And for the rising Indian architectural star, this certainly seems to be true. Though the design firm -- founded by Gupta and his wife, Britta Knobel Gupta -- is …

Greg van Avermaet wins fastest ever Paris-Roubaix

Belgium’s Greg van Avermaet triumphed in a five-way sprint at Roubaix Velodrome to beat Zdenek Stybar and Sebastian Langeveld in a thrilling 115th …

Track Cycling

The Roots of the New Urban Crisis

In an excerpt from his new book, Richard Florida warns of “the central crisis of our times”—the growing cleavage between superstar cities and those left behind.<p>Updated: April 10, 2017 Editor's Note: Listen to Richard Florida discuss <i>The New Urban Crisis</i> on NPR’s <i>Morning Edition.</i><p>Cities, it seems, are …

Urban Design

12 eerie photos of enormous Chinese cities completely empty of people

Throughout China, there are hundreds of cities that have almost everything one needs for a modern, urban lifestyle: high-rise apartment complexes, developed waterfronts, skyscrapers, and even public art. Everything, that is, except one major factor: people.<p>These mysterious — and almost completely …

11 billion-dollar mega-projects that will transform New York City by 2035

Manhattan's most recent transportation upgrade came in the form of the glistening, $4.5 billion Second Avenue subway line, which opened on January 1.<p>On the other side of the island, Hudson Yards — the most expensive real estate development in American history— is under construction. And on an …

World Trade Center

In Atlantic City, a New Master Plan Confronts an Old Problem

With the troubled town now largely overseen by state authorities, residents may have very little say in their own future.<p>Atlantic City, the exhausted Queen of Resorts, has been waiting for rebirth for forty years.<p>Maybe longer—the beach town’s early-20th century boom was a distant memory when legal …

Why do developers who could work anywhere flock to the world’s most expensive cities?

Politicians and economists lament that certain alpha regions — SF, LA, NYC, Boston, Toronto, London, Paris — attract all the best jobs while becoming repellently expensive, reducing economic mobility and contributing to further bifurcation between haves and have-nots. But why don’t the best jobs …

San Francisco

Bontrager's Ion 350 RT and Flare RT Daytime Bike Lights Might Make You Safer on the Road

<b>I’ve typically thought</b> of rider visibility in terms of city blocks, but after testing new, daytime lights from Bontrager—visible from nearly a mile away or more, the company claims—I should probably be thinking in terms of miles.<p>In 2013, a study of nearly 4,000 riders found that using lights during …

10 Steps to Mastering the Art of the Paceline

While on a group ride or in a race, sharing the pace with others allows you to ride faster and with less effort. But it does take some practice, and the keys are working together, building trust, and paying attention.<p>At the elite level, pacelines become art forms. Riders move like a squadron of …

A New, Powerful Data Tool For Cities

I’ve long believed that most cities don’t really have a good grasp on what they are. They most definitely know what they <i>have:</i> there are thousands of city officials across the country who can go into great detail about the housing, streets and highways, businesses and other data points about their …

Top 5 quietly brilliant MTB products

Here at <i>BikeRadar</i> we’ve tested literally thousands of mountain bike products, some are good, some…. not so good. But some products come to be known as …

9 Ways Austin Keeps Its Zoning Rules Weird

Like most cities, Austin has rules that prevent new housing from getting built where it's needed.<p>The Austin area has, for the 5th year running, been …

20 Beautiful Axonometric Drawings of Iconic Buildings

Architect and illustrator Diego Inzunza has created a new series titled "Architectural Classics," which presents and analyzes 20 iconic architectural …

Architecture

Facebook scores a deal to live stream Major League Soccer matches

As competition in the live streaming space heats up, Facebook has scored a significant deal that will allow it to stream at least 22 live Major League Soccer matches on its social network. Through a collaboration with both MLS and Univision Deportes, Facebook gained the rights to stream the 2017 …

16 Tech Careers You Can Land - No Coding Required

Picking up coding skills is great–but not everyone wants to do it in their day-to-day. Or if you already work full-time and have other commitments, you might struggle to find the time to learn programming languages well enough to become a software engineer.<p>However, if this describes you, it doesn’t …

The urban farming pioneer who wants to feed the city’s soul

Bjorn Low made the work of growing food in urban spaces ‘sexy’, but his other mission is to help city-dwellers reconnect with life. His story on Game …

Cycling: Bardet disqualified from Paris-Nice

PARIS (Reuters) - Pre-race favorite Romain Bardet has been disqualified from the Paris-Nice after being towed by his team car following a crash on the opening stage, organizers said on Sunday.<p>File photo: Cycling - Tour de France cycling race - The 146 km (90 miles) Stage 19 from Albertville to …

The American suburbs as we know them are dying

Look no further than the suburbs to see how American ideals of success are transforming.<p>People in US suburbs are changing the way they shop, where they eat, and what they want in their homes.<p>Malls are shutting down as e-commerce continues to take over, and the casual-dining chains that fed shoppers …

Real Estate

SOM's Inclusive Riverfront Set to Revitalise Detroit

Chicago-based SOM’s plans for the redevelopment of the East Riverfront in Detroit, Michigan have been unveiled. The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, …

To solve the housing crisis we need new ideas, not garden cities | Frances Holliss

New models of living and working make more sense than chasing nostalgic utopian visions of garden cities<p>Ah, the joys of the new garden city, town and village. Roses round the door, children playing carefree on safe, car-less streets, and neighbours chatting over the garden fence. Community – just …

Housing

How Cities Leaders Can Overcome Disruption

<b>Disruption is 1.0...Collaboration is 2.0...Partnerships are 3.0</b><p>Urban transformation is complex and comes in different phases--with the advent of new technology, there's a continual shift in the development within cities which affects growth and economic wealth creation and which ultimately results …

Frank Lloyd Wright System-Built House in Beverly returns once again

The Prairie style home has relisted with another price reduction<p>A Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in the South Side neighborhood has returned to the market once again, and it comes back with another price reduction. Known as the H. Howard Hyde House, this four bedroom home on South Hoyne Avenue is …

Into the Classics with Tom Boonen’s custom farewell Specialized Venge Disc

This weekend, that venerable stalwart of the cobbles Tom Boonen will line up for the first hint of northern Spring Classics in his final season. …

Women Architects We Love Photos

The architecture world has long had a problem with gender inequality. Numerous studies (and firsthand accounts) have shown blatant sexism in the field, and scholars have, when regarding the architectural canon, long posed the question, "Where are all the women?" When Amale Andraos was named dean of …

University of Chicago

The 19 most sociable and friendly cities in the world

The Sociable Cities study analysed the social behaviour and attitudes of over 12,000 residents from 39 major cities in 28 countries.<p>It looked at 10 categories, including how — and how often — residents socialise, their general openness to others, trust in friends, and use of social …

Social Media

How to get your bike saddle height right

Let's start by saying: there is no such thing as properly ‘setting your bike seat height’. However, there is such a thing as ‘setting your seat’. The …

Tomorrow's cities - nightmare vision of the future?

<b>The connected city never sleeps. The thousands of sensors embedded in roads, sewers, water pipes, streetlights are busy collecting information day and night. Perhaps even your bin, which might also be tweeting.</b><p>Sensor provider Enevo offers internet connection for bins in cities in Finland, the …

Modefi: A Bike Designed by You

Modefi is a bike designed by the user. Bike commuters share a common purpose, but not a singular way of use. Commuters modify their bike frame to fit …