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A quiet education revolution worldwide is giving kids the skills to be 21st-century citizens

As a child, Dana Narvaiša hated school. Her teachers thought she asked too many questions and her English instructor used to gleefully skip over her when it was time to read aloud to the class.<p>Narvaiša now runs Cesis New Primary School in a town of 40,000 people, about an hour and a half from Riga, …

Education

Options For Going Off The Grid: Harnessing Wind, Solar And Hydro Power

With rising inflation and increasing prices on all utilities, it’s no wonder that many Americans today are looking for ways to cut costs wherever …

New images released of Foster's super-skinny New York skyscraper

Developers of Foster + Partners' luxury residential tower in Manhattan have released new images to tempt buyers into purchasing one of the …

China’s Planned City Bubble Is About to Pop—and Even You’ll Feel It

U.S. housing planners have long ignored the public’s desire for affordable single-family housing. Now the same thing is happening on a global scale, …

Real Estate

Art as Therapy: Alain de Botton on the 7 Psychological Functions of Art

The question of what art is has occupied humanity since the dawn of recorded history. For Tolstoy, the purpose of art was to provide a bridge of empathy between us and others, and for Anaïs Nin, a way to exorcise our emotional excess. But the highest achievement of art might be something that …

City's New No-Car Zones Lead to Rad Urban Planning Improv

Imagine a <b>car-free zone</b> in your neighborhood. Now put your <b>patio furniture</b> in the freed-up space, <b>a Ping-Pong table</b>, maybe, or <b>a trampoline</b>. Make a picnic, mingle with the neighbors—<b>even the ones you don't like</b>. That is what's happening in Ghent, Belgium, this summer. Leefstraten or 'Living Streets' is …

World offers Detroit examples of good urban transit

One of the most oft-quoted presences in the Detroit development scene in recent years has been neither a developer nor a politician but an academic: …

Aging Boomer Suburbanites: The Coming Transit Disaster

Lloyd Alter predicts a coming calamity in the suburbs, as aging boomers become less mobile in an unaccommodating environment.Publication Date: Tue, …

Boomer

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

3 steps for cities to better sustainable transport

`When Mexico City’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) line was in the planning stages a decade ago, the Metrobus represented one of the earliest …

Large parks key to city success

Cities should feature compact development alongside large, contiguous green spaces to maximise benefits of urban ecosystems to humans, research led …

Ecology

Take a Wittgenstein class: He explains the problems of translating language, computer science, and artificial intelligence.

The best class I took in college was on the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. Until that point, I had avoided philosophy of language as simply being …

Why boring streets make pedestrians stressed and unhappy – Colin Ellard

In 2007, the Whole Foods supermarket chain built one of their largest stores on New York City’s storied Lower East Side, occupying an entire block of …

Articles about 5 modern homes colorado on Dwell.com - Dwell

Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's February 2016 issue.<p>Nestled among trees and apple orchards, this warm and inviting family home makes the most of its peaceful wooded plot.<p>From repurposed shipping …

Outdoors

Is adaptive better than responsive design?

If you have been remotely listening to the Web design conversation in the past five years, one phrase keeps coming up – responsive Web design. By now, you are probably designing every one of your site outlines with a responsive framework.<p>But some of the talk is shifting to adaptive Web design. The …

Web Design

Top 10 most colourful cities in the world - See which is #1 (With Pictures)

<b>Wroclaw, Poland</b><p>The capital of Lower Silesia is one of the most splendid cities of Poland, with a wide range of attractions for any tourist, including …

The Archive: Stunning Mirrored Art Studio Melts Into the Landscape

Bureau Lada was commissioned by a contemporary artist to create this stunning mirrored studio, which reflects the beauty of its natural surroundings. …

Architecture

Tesla Powerwall – A battery for the home of the future

Elon Musk and Tesla want to change how the world uses energy, and have unveiled a new product line called Tesla Energy. One of its first products is …

Tesla

The City According to Carol

Edmonton’s head architect wants citizens to believe in the power of great design<p>by Scott Messenger<p>Some of Carol Belanger’s most important work …

Canada

Nonverbal Space: Conceptual Japanese Street Photography - Photographs and text by Shin Noguchi | LensCulture

<i>Ma</i> is a Japanese word which can be roughly translated as “gap”, “space”, “pause” or “the space between two structural parts.” The spatial concept is experienced progressively through intervals of spatial designation. In Japanese, <i>ma</i>, the word for space, suggests interval. It is best described as a …

Street Photography

How the tech industry is redesigning the future workplace

<b>First, the technology sector gave us Google's bean bags and Facebook's feted ping-pong tables.</b><p>Now these companies are raising jousting skyscrapers into the Silicon Valley skyline.<p>Facebook has just this month moved into new headquarters designed by Frank Gehry, designer of Spain's Guggenheim …

Tech Industry

Instagram launches new music community

Instagram has reportedly launched a music-focused stream of its own called, '@music.'<p>Photos, lyrics, and videos exploring music around the world and …

You Can Now Use Shazam, Instacart, And Other Android Apps With “Okay Google” Commands

You’ve been able to use your voice (“Ok Google”) to do all sorts of stuff on Android for a while now. But said stuff has almost entirely been built-in by Google itself; third-party developers haven’t really been able to tap into that functionality.<p>Today, that changes. Though it’s limited to select …

Apps

101 Cycling Tips to Completely Transform Your Bike Life

Ride better, get stronger, be happier, go faster, look nicer, stay safer, get fitter, smile wider, and lots more<p>Want to be a better cyclist? Just ride. Every time you turn the pedals, you naturally improve a little. Of course, one well-placed tip, trick, or nugget of wisdom can help you achieve …

Open Call: ITAD Competition Seeks Student Proposals for "Urban Smart Green Office"

The Singapore Building and Construction Authority (BCA), together with Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) and Singapore Green Building Council …

Shape vs colour: Istanbul's vibrant contemporary architecture - Telegraph

Istanbul

How to Exponentially Improve Your Performance

But thanks to the (newly discovered) plasticity of our brains, we can raise that bar higher than ever—and consistently reach it. How? By pushing …

The Brain

Interlocking windmills make green energy as easy as assembling LEGOs

The German company EMAMIDESIGN has developed an innovative way to harness the power of wind. Interlocking, compact windmills combine to make the …

2016) | Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

This online publication was devoted to news and analysis examining local solutions to global challenges, and focused on cities, education, the …

Innovation