Sam Martin

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CoolNYC program helps New Yorkers control air conditioners with smart phones

Increasing energy efficiency at home isn't just about purchasing a newer, more efficient model of appliance (although that is certainly a big step). …

Where is the architectural blueprint and vision for a neighbourhood at the forefront of London’s digital revolution?

<b>We asked Peter Murray, Chairman of NLA (London’s Centre For The Built Environment)</b><p>“Blueprint?! Vision?! Masterplan!? That’s not how these things work …

A design pattern for a Smarter City: City-Centre Enterprise Incubation

(The Custard Factory in Birmingham, at the heart of the city’s creative media sector in the central district of Digbeth)<p><i>(In “Do we need a Pattern</i> …

This 15-year-old won’t let the British government cut climate change education

In England, the government has decided to cut out climate change education from its curriculum for under-14-year-olds. <i>The Guardian</i> reports:<p>The latest …

The problem with cars in the city: "Possession combined with brute force make up ten-tenths of the law"

Bruce McVean, founder of the Movement for a Liveable London, describes how fundamental the problem is with cars in the city. He notes that he …

Cycling Challenges and Opportunities Case Study: Timisoara | Smart Cities Dive

Zero emissions, reduced stress, a fitter body and money saved are the most popular individual wishes for the people wanting a sustainable urban area …

Density Done Well, and Not Just Downtown

A few months ago, I was honored to give the keynote speech at the Seattle Downtown Association's annual "State of Downtown" event. Our audience was …

4 Lessons the UK Should Take from Denmark

Last week the UK's Culture Minister Ed Vaizey announced that he was commissioning a review of the country's architecture policy, to be led by Sir …