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The New Gravel Backyard: 10 Inspiring Landscape Designs

We’ve pondered over our neglected backyard for three years now. In other words, our garden deserves more than a weed-filled lawn and a few patches of …

10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

We have just entered the Urban Age, when the majority of the world's population lives in cities. Most of us may live in the metropolis, but these …

Washington's horizontal woes

In the late summer of 1791, a 37-year-old former French art student and veteran of the Revolutionary War presented George Washington with his plan for a new American capital on the banks of the Potomac River. “The city must be beautiful, due advantage being taken of the hilly nature of the spot for …

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Can city farms feed a hungry world?

There will be billions more hungry people in 2050. Growing our food on vertical farms or under radical new lighting systems may be key to ensuring they have enough to eat.<p>What’s for dinner? For that matter, what’s to eat, full stop? In a few decades time, that second question may become pressing. …

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What cities, data and Yahoo have in common: Interaction matters

Yahoo (s yhoo) CEO Marissa Mayer caught a lot of flack for her mandate prohibiting working from home, but new research from MIT seems to back up her …

A Sustainable City With Cars and Low-Density Homes? It's Possible

Building Sustainable Cities

By 2050 the number of people living in cities will have nearly doubled, from 3.6 billion in 2011 to more than 6 billion. Yet the world’s urban areas are already overcrowded and, particularly in developing countries, suffer from shortages of clean water, electricity, and other resources essential to …

The Surprising Rebirth Of America's Industrial Centers

Move over, Silicon Valley. The American Rust Belt is going fiber optic. Though local economies built on manufacturing may not sound like the perfect candidates to transition into the new economy, cities like Cleveland, Detroit and Pittsburgh are proving otherwise.<p>Pittsburgh is an especially robust …

The Most Famous Models for How Cities Grow Are Wrong

What Big Data Means For Big Cities

Sometimes the most powerful and transformative technologies emerge by accident, an unintended consequence of other developments. When this happens, the scope and power of the new technology can't be fully appreciated until after we have embedded it in our culture.<p>Big Data is all that and much, much …

Urban design & data

Aug 3, 2013 Taipei @ Code for Tomorrow's Data Weekend.<p>Introducing "Urban Design" and why it's related to Urban Data. How does data utilization helps designer's decision making, and why designers and data engineers/scientists should collaborate.

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Is a city a tree? Foursquare and urban pattern languages

What can Foursquare can tell us about urban design, complexity, and the future of smart cities? Anthony Townsend of the Institute for the Future …

Passive Houses: 13 Reasons Why the Future Will Be Dominated by this New Pioneering Trend

If you don’t know what a ‘Passive House’ is you’re in good company, most people haven’t. Passive Houses are essentially buildings which use very …