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Clockwork City, Responsive City, Predictive City and Adjacent Incumbents

<i>This is the in-depth version of</i> <i>my column posted in Dezeen o</i><i>n</i> <b>30 October 2014</b><i>, around the impact of predictive analytics on cities.</i> <i>This version was</i> …

Smart Cities

Government’s transport initiatives welcomed by local councils

THE peak body representing the three peninsula councils and Mosman have praised the traffic and transport initiatives outlined in today’s State …

Transportation

Forget Flying Cars - Smart Cities Just Need Smart Citizens

<i>This article by Carlo Ratti originally appeared in The European titled "</i>The Sense-able City<i>". Ratti outlines the driving forces behind the Smart</i> …

Farrell's Architecture Review: 60 Ways to Improve the UK

After a year of gathering evidence and consultation, Sir Terry Farrell's review of UK architecture has finally been released. The review, …

national trade building in harbin by studio marco piva

<b>national trade building in harbin by studio marco piva</b><br>all images courtesy of studio marco piva<p><b>located in the densely populated chinese city of</b> …

Report: Students in Asia are better problem solvers than in the U.S. - CNN.com

More than 85,000 15-year-olds in 44 countries were tested by the OECD. (File picture)<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- Children in Asian countries are on average better problem solvers than their European and American peers, according to a new study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.<p>In 2012 the …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

Construction Slated to Begin on 1km Kingdom Tower

Work on Kingdom Tower is moving forward, as above-ground construction is slated to begin April 27. Rising over 1000 meters (3,280 feet), the $1.2 …

Stavanger Concert Hall / Ratio Arkitekter AS

Stavanger Concert Hall, Ratio arkitekter AS<p>Stavanger Concert Hall was won by Ratio arkitekter AS in an open international competition in 2003, with …

Apartments overlooking Dubai's most prestigious landmarks such as the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Fountains and the spectacular Dubai skyline are selling for as much as 45 per cent more than those without.

Apartments overlooking Dubai’s most prestigious landmarks such as the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Fountains and the spectacular Dubai skyline are selling …

Has the time come for floating cities?

Until the late 1980s, nestled behind the Yan Ma Tei breakwater in Hong Kong's Causeway Bay, you could find tens of thousands of boat-dwellers who formed a bustling, floating district. The residents were members of the Tanka community, and their ancestors were fishermen who retreated from warfare on …

Cloudy Towers

Where to find the best bird's-eye views of London

Hold on to your hats - these are the most awe-inspiring places from which to check out London from on high.<p>1. The Shard<p>London’s latest icon offers the capital’s highest viewing platform. From the first viewpoint at The View from The Shard (www.theviewfromtheshard.com), at dizzying level 69, you’ll …

England

A Plan to Build Skyscrapers That Barely Touch the Ground

There are more people, buildings, and landmarks per square inch on Manhattan than any other chunk of geography in America. And the island has never …

On top

Skinscraper

Architect Frank Gehry’s design for the Beekman Tower at 8 Spruce Street in New York (see gallery) is in that same category, although in this case it …

NYC’s Ridiculously Luxurious Towers Examined by the Skyscraper Museum

If you’ve been following the news about the crop of supertall slender skyscrapers rising up in Manhattan but want to learn more, you might want to …

Every Teen's Nightmare: Teachers Who Can Turn Off Your Phone Remotely

What do educators in the world’s most wired country do when students just can’t put down their phones in class? They develop an app that has the …

South Korea