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The Smartest Cities In The World In 2018

For the second year in a row, New York has been declared the smartest city in the world, according to the IESE Cities in Motion Index. London and Paris also maintain their positions just behind the big apple, taking the second and third spots respectively.<p>The top-10 list is completed by Tokyo (4), …

Smart Cities

11 Branding Tips For A Better Company Image

When it comes to branding, most people think about logos and colors. But branding is about more than just recognizability. It’s about the impact that you have on a customer and how it sends a message. The first impression can say a lot about a company, its values and what it does. Entrepreneurs …

It's Not Cool to Argue About Whether D.C. Is Cool

Can increasingly unaffordable urban places have too many trendy restaurants and hipsters? Maybe that’s not the right question.<p>The tropes frequently leveled at D.C.—square, swamp, “Northern charm and Southern efficiency”—are well known. But until recently, you rarely found the descriptor “cool” …

In Manila, is public art just a front for poor urban planning?

<b>Manila (CNN Philippines Life) —</b> Public art is an important mediator of people’s relationship to the city that is instrumentalized by the private …

Top 5 Homes of the Week With Exuberant Interiors

For the non-minimalists among us, these playful interiors have been painted with every color on the palette. Featuring vibrant furniture, colorful walls, and patterned rugs, these editor's picks aren't afraid to get bold.<p><i>Featured homes were submitted by members of the Dwell community through our</i> …

For NIMBYs and YIMBYs

Roads, parks, and rail trails aren’t the most exciting topics in the world — unless you happen to live near one. Nothing like a new project to bring …

Microgrids and energy-generating buildings could save our cities

In the summer of 1977, a lightning storm took out New York City's electrical substations, plunging it into darkness. Looting, arson and riots broke …

Why San Francisco transportation is secretly the best

All aboard!<p><b>Welcome to Curbed’s first-ever</b> <b>Transportation Week</b><b>!</b><p>From how to improve public transportation in cities, ranking the best car-free neighborhoods across the country, and a friendly competition between NYC, San Francisco, and Los Angeles to determine which has the best public transit, this …

San Francisco

City of Dreams - Alumni - Harvard Business School

N<b>ayana Mawilmada (MBA 2005)</b> is seeing things. Standing at the edge of Beira Lake, an algae-choked body of water in the heart of Sri Lanka’s capital, …

Harvard Business School

How the Layout of Urban "Cells" Affects The Function and Success of Neighborhoods

As urban areas develop, each city forms a unique structural logic. With this structure usually conceived on an ad-hoc basis, political terms such as …

The Secret Life Of Parks

Your city has a mute button, and it’s hiding in plain sight. Just ask the landscape architects Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates.<p>Between sirens, horns, speeding cars, and garbage trucks, the sounds of a city are inescapably earsplitting. At times, the quest for quiet can seem more like a fool’s …

The world's water quality might be in trouble

More precipitation, more problems.<p>When we think about how climate change will impact water, we “tend to think about droughts or flooding or extreme rainfall,” says Anna Michalak. “But the linkages between climate and water quality are potentially just as strong as climate and water …

6 Must-See Architecture Documentaries and Series on Netflix

Netflix isn't just a great service for relaxing or procrastinating—it can also be a great learning tool for architecture and urbanism. That is why we …

Entertainment

Clever Street Artist Is Transforming NYC’s Streets into One Giant Playground

We love clever street art, so we couldn't help but admire the work of artist Tom Bob, who has been running amok on the streets of New York and Massachusetts. If you're a fan of famous street artist OakOak, you'll love Tom Bob's work, as he uses forgotten elements of the street to create whimsical …

Stunning, simple maps show San Francisco vs. other global cities

Downtown San Francisco is a tale of two street grids. They converge on Market Street, or in Herb Caen's words, "That obtuse angle that no traffic plan can ever solve."<p>Geoff Boeing, a Ph.D student at UC Berkeley, took a slice of the city and mapped it, visually demonstrating the odd convergence of …

Does Innovation Equal Gentrification?

Fears of displacement often accompany efforts to create urban innovation districts. They shouldn’t.<p>There it was: the gentrification question, in at number five.<p>It gets asked at nearly every event at which I speak about innovation districts. Sometimes it feels like an accusation, underpinned by a …

You'll have never seen a house like this one before! (with floor plans)

We love finding exciting and innovative new architecture to show you and today, we might have found the most unusual example of a luxury family home, …

Outdoor Spaces

The 6 Things I Stopped Doing This Year

And how I'm already seeing the difference.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A third of 2017 is already, but how much closer are you to achieving your annual goals? What have you done so far? More importantly, what have you <i>not</i> done?<p>I've stopped doing six things …

Productivity

DIY Your Own City Symphony With This Database of Urban Noise

The London artist Stanza has been crowdsourcing sounds from various cities since the ‘90s and wants people to use them for personal projects.<p>In Miami and Philadelphia, an MIT professor is leading citywide efforts to turn urban noise into a masterful symphony. But for enthusiasts elsewhere, who may …

"MethodKit for Cities" 105 Cards to Discuss and Plan the Future of our Cities

Planning can be a complex task depending on the factors at play such as time, participants, and topics.<p>Since 2012 a Swedish firm called MethodKit has …

When Street Parking Becomes a Pop-Up Bus Lane

An experiment in Everett, Massachusetts, has meant shorter rides for both transit users and drivers.<p>One morning last December, cones and small signs popped up along Broadway, the main drag in working-class Everett, Massachusetts. The modest change, replacing a mile of curbside parking with a …

How to design a typographical poster using Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign is a great program to use when designing anything that uses type heavily. Throughout this InDesign tutorial I'll run through the …

549 key positions in the administration need Senate confirmation. So far, Trump has filled 14.

There are 549 key positions in President Donald Trump’s administration that require Senate confirmation. Trump has yet to nominate anyone to 515 of them. According to Max Stier, the CEO of the nonpartisan Center for Presidential Transition,when it comes to political appointments, Trump is lagging …

Donald Trump

The Cities That Have Risen From Ruins

Whether they’ve been leveled by wars or earthquakes, cities don’t tend to stay wastelands forever.<p><i>This post is part of a CityLab series on wastelands, and what we squander, discard, and fritter away.</i><p>Earthquakes have rattled cities to rubble, fires have burned them to ashes, and wars have reduced …

The best, most creative newsletters by designers for designers

This week we’ve decided to curate some of the coolest design newsletters with unique concepts. People in the design industry tend to be hungry to learn more and develop their skills, so the personal digests below are a great way to do that while staying updated on the latest news in the vast world …

Is It Possible To Solve Delhi’s Traffic Problems

In order to resolve problems, and bring some sense of order and control to the existing traffic situation in Delhi, comprehensive action on a …

Urban Design

Can You Guess The Oscar-Nominated Movie From A Single Drawing?

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The Oscars

How Immigrants Changed the Geography of Innovation

A new report shows how immigrants fueled regional inventiveness, bolstered creative momentum within their industries, and drove long-term technological growth.<p>President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders crack down on illegal immigration as promised. But his immigration and refugee ban, leaked …

Free: More Than 4,000 High-Resolution Material Textures for Your Architectural Renderings

Over the past few weeks, we have unearthed some useful resources for detailing the surrounding context of architectural visualizations, including high-res cut out people, trees and HDRi skies. But what about the buildings themselves? To create truly compelling renderings, it is essential to use …