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Want To Create The City Of The Future? Follow These 20 Steps

A city-by-city look at the people and ideas shaping cities in the 21st century.<p>Our collective future lies in cities—that much, at least, seems clear. According to UN estimates, 68% of the world’s population will live in metropolitan areas by 2050, and in the U.S., more than 80% of us are already …

What The City Of The Future Looked Like In 1925

We’re still missing some of the best ideas.<p>Even today, predictions of the future feature flying cars, <i>Blade Runner</i>-style advertising hoardings, and other conspicuous technology. But in the August 1925 issue of <i>Popular Science</i> magazine, then-president of the Architectural League of New York, Harvey W. …

Video: How Amsterdam is Rethinking Urban User Experience to Build the City of the Future

This is an extract from our Future Cities series, where we explore how major destinations are using smart design to shape the city of the future. In …

Smart Cities

FUTURE CAPE TOWN | How can cities trigger innovation? Essential from SA Innovation Summit 2015

<b>“the Silicon Valley is running out of problems to solve”</b>Match making at SAIS 2015. Credit: Sweet Bloom PhotographyThe South African Innovation Summit …

Urban edge: connected cities of the future

By the middle of the century 70% of the world’s population is predicted to be living in cities or urban areas, driving a need for smarter, more sustainable use of resources<p>While much of Australia’s wealth historically has come from the land – either above it or below - our vast, dry continent is …

Smart Cities

How tech and good design could create the city of the future - in Toronto

About a year ago, Alexander Kotyck began casting around for a project that would "make a positive impact" on Toronto, a city he sees struggling with falling productivity and political feuding.<p>The IT consultant hit on an answer: to position the city as a laboratory for inventing the future. His goal …

How big data and The Sims are helping us to build the cities of the future

By 2050, the United Nations predicts that around 66 percent of the world’s population will be living in urban areas. It is expected that the greatest expansion will take place in developing regions such as Africa and Asia. Cities in these parts will be challenged to meet the needs of their …

John Harris on the future of cities

In the last of his series of urban dispatches, John Harris encounters a city where civic pride and cultural vivacity are tinged with fears that Bristol is changing in ways some people find hard to take<p>Published: 2:00 AM<p>Plymouth relied on its dockyards for 350 years and when they fell into decline …

Songdo, South Korea: City of the Future?

The thrills and disappointments of Asia's half-finished "high-tech utopia"<p>Speeding across one of the longest cable bridges in the world, jet-lagged but unwilling to close our eyes, we asked the taxi driver what he thought of the brand new city whose skyscrapers rose hopefully ahead of us. In his …

Computer models that help oceanside cities plan for their future also hold hope for a threatened coastal ecosystem

It’s a mild and sunny summer day on the tidal salt marshes at Barn Island Wildlife Management Area, which sits across Little Narragansett bay from Stonington, Connecticut. Walking through a wide, dry stretch of marsh, Chris Elphick, a conservation biologist at the University of Connecticut, focuses …

City of the future is closer, calmer than you think

SAN FRANCISCO – The city of the future has had countless fantasy blueprints, from <i>The Jetsons</i>’ pleasant hive of automated efficiency to <i>Blade Runner</i>’s dystopian tangle of urban chaos.<p>But the reality is the city of future is closer than you think, as tech companies and automakers floor the pedal on …

Orbital View: City of the Future, Today

Daily Overview’s caption:<p>The planned city of La Plata—the capital city of the Province of Buenos Aires—is characterized by its strict grid pattern. At the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris, the new city was awarded two gold medals for the “City of the Future” and “Better performance built.”<p>A little more …

Buenos Aires

These Google products would fit right into Google's plan to build the city of the future

"We want to supercharge existing efforts in areas such as housing, energy, transportation and government to solve real problems that city-dwellers face every day," Google CEO Larry Page declared in the press release announcing Sidewalk Labs, which will operate as a separate company and be led by …

The landscape has changed radically in the decade that LSE Cities’ Urban Age programme has travelled the world – but the questions it explores are more important than ever, writes <b>Deyan Sudjic</b><p>Outside the echo chamber of religious fanaticism of all descriptions, this is not a moment in which the …

Urban Design

Shanghai's futuristic architecture is sci-fi come to life | CNN Travel

Fresh Ideas for Future Cities

Shell Scenarios team develops fresh insights that may help governments manage the challenges cities face.<p>Historians will probably describe the hundred years to 2050 as the century of the city, the period when people around the world moved away from the countryside in search of jobs and …

Smart Cities

Sustainable Cities and Buildings at COP21: Delivering Our Future Today

<i>This post is co-written with Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility.</i><p>This year marks the first-ever Buildings Day at the annual climate talks. At COP21 in Paris, leaders from around the world and all sectors will launch a new Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction and …

Watch a Jet Engine Completely Disintegrate a Tickle-Me-Elmo

1.2K<p>SHARES<p>Jet engines are powerful machines. They're one of the finest examples of human engineering, harnessing of Newton's law of motion to power …

The Guide to Get Inside: Los Angeles

0<p>SHARES<p><b>Sponsored by SKYN</b><p>Where to <b>LAY</b><p><b>CHATEAU MARMONT</b><p>You may be surprised with what the Chateau Marmont brings out in you. Nestled in the hills with an …

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National BBQ Week: the very best barbecue recipes for hot summer days

The sun is out and so thoughts naturally turn to eating - and cooking - al fresco.<p>Don't just throw a few boring bangers on the barbecue though: a simple marinade can transform even the cheapest cuts of meat, while vegetables like asparagus and peppers are also delicious when grilled.<p><b>The best</b> …

The Wanderlust Guide to the best of Indonesia

Indonesia is a captivating mix of natural beauty and cultural depth, tropical islands and traditional lifestyles – at a bargain price. What’s …

Asia

Savor the Smoking Lounge Vibe of The Sayers Club

Grid View<p>The Sayers Club Eater Inside<p>You want live music? <b>The Sayers Club</b> at <b>SLS Las Vegas</b> is the new spot for you. The 4,688-square-foot club with room for 250 people and 20 VIP tables features a relaxed "raw grit" lounge and outdoor patio. Step up to VIP for a seat at one of the leather tufted …

18 white-hot chefs and new California restaurants from San Diego to Napa

Alma used to be a pop-up working out of an abandoned building. Most people drive right by it. But enough people stopped in and realized how …

100 of the best things to do in London

In terms of cultural attractions, world-class restaurants and unusual diversions, London is a city without compare. It is no exaggeration to say you could pursue a different recreational activity in the city every night of the year, but that degree of choice can be overwhelming. To help you on your …

Brilliantshine, A Timeless Cocktail Tavern in Santa Monica

Grid View<p>Brilliantshine Santa Monica<p>Photos by Elizabeth Daniels<p><b>Julian Cox</b> and <b>Josh Goldman</b> have built a career out of creating cocktail programs for restaurants and bars, but this is the first time they can truly call the gin joint their own. Welcome <b>Brilliantshine</b>, a classy, timeless saloon located …

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The 23 Best Beachside Bars in Los Angeles

For the next time you feel like taking a swift kick to LA's Summer heat groin, here's a list of the best and breeziest beachside bars in LA. Order up …