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5 Steps to Creating High-Performance Communities

As we become a planet of city-dwellers, planners and urban designers have an imperative to design communities that perform better than ever before. …

How Driverless Cars Could, Should - and Shouldn't - Reshape Our Cities

In the race to bring driverless cars from a futuristic fantasy to a present-day reality, developers have touted a plethora of advantages, from …

A new report from the World Bank identified 6 cities that exemplify 'global competitiveness' — they aren't the ones you think

We're all familiar with the list of superstar cities that power the global economy. London, New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Singapore are among the world's largest and most dynamic. But can smaller and medium-sized cities ever compete? What are the secrets to building competitive global urban …

World Economy

HOK Designs Apple's Newest Silicon Valley Campus

Plans for Apple's newest California "spaceship" has been unveiled. Named after its bordering streets, <b>Central & Wolfe</b> hopes to transform a 1970s …

Without Architects, Smart Cities Just Aren't Smart

Arguably the biggest buzzword in urbanism right now is the 'Smart City'. The idea, although certainly inclusive of eco-friendly practices, has even …

Invasive Aesthetics: A Manifesto for Reviving Architectural Identity in Developing Nations

We have entered an era of ‘modernization’, led by the Western world. In our times of unprecedented demographic expansion, infrastructural development …

Ten Points for Liveable Cities: Lessons from Singapore

Urban populations are expanding at an exponential rate as people are migrating to city centers where economic opportunities promise social mobility …

New SimCity: Not Just For Kids

Remember spending hours of your fleeting youth in front of the computer screen, building lively and complex towns with vibrant neighborhoods, …

Adventure Dreams: 10 Classic Adventures

These are the quintessential adventure experiences you organize your year around because they require fitness, specialized gear, and maybe a large chunk of time off work. Our top ten cover life-list terrain in the mountains, ocean, and the desert and include the expert advice, gear tips, and …

Scrubby Bay, New Zealand

<b>It’s unclear why anyone would ever want to leave New Zealand,</b> but after 35 years in America Mark Palmer had the good sense to return to his native …

Timms Bach, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand

<b>It could be said that the difference between</b> an ordinary piece of art and a masterpiece is in the expression of light. If this is the case, the Timms …

Into the Arctic: driving Norway’s Kystriksveien

When it comes to imagined destinations, few can rival the Arctic. It is a place of deep and abiding longing, and has been for centuries; a land so utterly different from our own that entering it calls for some grand rite of passage, for a journey of such beauty as to prove worthy of these …

National Parks

New Zealand's Adventure HQ

When it comes to natural beauty, New Zealand doesn't do nuance. Its greens and blues border on neon and its mountains plunge into the sea with all the subtlety of an elephant stepping into a bathtub. What better place to see these visual fireworks than Matakauri Lodge, located minutes from …