Future Cities

By Kosmograd | Augmented landscapes, urban infrastructures, civic transformations, built environments

What Should Cities Make?

President Trump is gung-ho about the U.S. producing more goods. But what, exactly, should cities be making in the 21st century?<p>When President Donald Trump announced his Manufacturing Jobs Initiative last month, he was moving forward on a promise he made over and over during his campaign: to make …

Manufacturing

Audi Urban Future Initiative - Augmented Reality Table Map on CES2014

The goal of cartographer is to create a spatio-temporal model of a certain phenomena and communicate it to the public in the most effective way. For …

Augmented Urban Reality

In their book “The Intellectual Versus the City,” published in 1962, Morton and Lucia White pointed out that from Thomas Jefferson to Ralph Waldo Emerson to Frank Lloyd Wright, America’s brainiac class has generally regarded cities with fear and distaste. Here was one instance at least in which …

Cities

"Augmented reality heralds the abolition of architectural practice as we know it"

Augmented reality could lead to a dystopian world where everyone is trapped by their own views. It's up to architects to set them free, argues Owen …

Augmented Reality

Europe's most liveable city? The secret of Odense's post-industrial revolution

Denmark’s third-largest city has transformed its prospects by making itself a desirable place to live and invest. At the heart of this change is an extraordinary commitment to getting the whole city cycling<p>The huge, wooden scale model of Odense, inside a temporary information centre opposite the …

Cash for cycling: polluted Milan might pay commuters to bike to work

With its serious pollution problem and notorious driving styles, Milan is hardly renowned as a cycle-friendly city – but a radical new scheme aims to change that<p>Famed for Vespas, Fiat 500s and a somewhat erratic driving style, Italy is not a land known for a thriving urban cycling culture. While …

Cycling

This City Wants to Pay Commuters to Bike to Work

Aimed at reducing pollution, improving health.<p>Want to reduce automobile-related pollution? Try giving people money if they bike instead of driving to …

Cities

Life after death? Resurrecting a modern ruin

<b>About 20 miles west of Glasgow lies a modern ruin. St Peter's Seminary was built only 50 years ago, yet by the 1990s it was derelict. However, plans to breathe new life into the building are now close to being realised.</b><p>The concrete ghost is hidden in woods on the north side of the River Clyde - the …

Pope Francis

DDoS attack on Finnish automated buildings disabled heating controls

When the heat goes out during Finnish winter, it's a matter of life and death, so when two automated buildings controlled by Valtia systems suffered …

Pittsburgh has finally realized it’s in a toxic relationship with Uber

The honeymoon is over for Uber and Pittsburgh. After bending over backward to accommodate the ride-sharing company’s driverless car ambitions, city officials are tired of being taken for granted.<p>“We’ve held up our end of the bargain,” Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto said last week, “but we haven’t …

Driverless Cars

Augmented reality "will change the way architects work" says Greg Lynn

<b>Venice Architecture Biennale 2016:</b> augmented reality will revolutionise the architecture and construction industries according to architect Greg …

Augmented Reality

Britain has enough land to solve the housing crisis – it's just being hoarded

Developers are sitting on land without building anything, then selling it on for profit – a vicious cycle that can make it impossible to create affordable homes. What can be done to stop this speculative feeding frenzy?<p>“Buy land,” said Mark Twain. “They’re not making it any more.”<p>“Then once you’ve …

Housing

​Tinder for cities: how tech is making urban planning more inclusive

Having a say in what your city or neighbourhood should be like is often complicated, time-consuming and full of confusing jargon. A new wave of digital tools are trying to make the process transparent and interactive<p>Imagine if next time you saw a plan for an oversized monster tower block proposed …

Urban Planning

Mapping The Collective Experience Of A City

Designers capture the more subjective qualities of a city by charting Instagram hashtags.<p>City maps are handy for negotiating streets and subway stops, but they tell us little about the character of a place and how people use it.<p>Parisians are more fond of cultural landmarks than food.<p>To capture the …

Shake Shack

Story of cities #34: the struggle for the soul of Milton Keynes

Despite decades of mockery, the city’s modernist buildings and wide boulevards are now hailed as visionary. But as developers move in, could there be trouble in this urban paradise?<p>When the architects designing the centre of Milton Keynes in the early 1970s discovered its main street almost …

THE BEST PRIME REAL ESTATE IN WEST AFRICA

Lagos living: Solving Nigeria's megacity housing crisis

<b>Nigeria's largest city Lagos is facing a housing crisis. The BBC's Nancy Kacungira looks at how entrepreneurs are trying to solve the crisis.</b><p>Affordable housing is a considerable challenge for urban areas with large populations, and this is particularly prevalent in the Nigeria's city of Lagos.<p>More …

Housing

You’ve never seen South Africa like this before

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Art

The End of Traffic

<b>Increasing American Prosperity and Quality of Life</b><p>By John Zimmer and Logan Green, Lyft Co-Founders<p>2017 marks the tenth year the two of us have worked …

California Floods Its Fields to Keep Its Cities From Flooding

To see how close California is to being drowned by its recent winter storms, just look to the small crowd of spectators and TV newscasters gathered …

Haussmanhattan Reimagines Paris and New York Together

Ever thought, what would Paris have looked like if it joined the dance of the skyscrapers, well in the beginning of the 20th century just like New …

About Gilston Park Estate

• 8,500 new homes<br>• A series of villages, each with distinct character<br>• Full range of new housing options<br>• £500m of self-funded infrastructure<br>• New education, …

Garden villages: Locations of first 14 announced

<b>England's first garden villages have been proposed for 14 sites spread across the country from Cornwall to Cumbria, the government has announced.</b><p>Ministers have lent their support to 14 planned developments which will each deliver between 1,500 and 10,000 properties and establish new villages.<p>The …

Housing

The impact of Urbanization in East Asia

My second attempt at a data visualization competition, this was created for the “Visualizing Urban Expansion Challenge” organized by the World Bank …

Slow-motion wrecks: how thawing permafrost is destroying Arctic cities

Cracking and collapsing homes are a growing problem in cities such as Norilsk in northern Russia. As climate change accelerates the problem, what can be done to maintain the resource-rich hubs the country relies on?<p>At first, Yury Scherbakov thought the cracks appearing in a wall he had installed in …

What is your city doing to resist gentrification?

Whether you are campaigning against displacement or your city has policies to safeguard affordable housing, share your stories of gentrification here<p>¿Qué está haciendo tu ciudad para resistirse a la gentrificación?<p>Gentrification – a term first used more than half a century ago to describe the …

London’s Great Exodus - The New York Times

The property market is no longer about people making a long-term investment in owning their shelter, but a place for the world’s richest people to park their money at an annualized rate of return of around 10 percent. It has made my adopted hometown a no-go area for increasing numbers of the middle …

The bubble that turned into a tide: how London got hooked on gentrification

Gentrification is a familiar story in the capital – but now even the 1% are being squeezed out. What do the stories of Peckham, Holland Park and Chelsea tell us about the new reality?<p>• Share your stories of gentrification here<p>Earlier this month the Financial Times ran an article, as every newspaper …

On the incredible, shrinking cost of urban transportation.

A few weeks ago, a Xoogler friend described his favorite brainstorming technique:<p>Take a major cost driver, and then design your product with the …