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The six Brexit traps that will defeat Theresa May

“It’s yours against mine.” That’s how Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany’s finance minister, put it to me during our first encounter in early 2015 – referring to our respective democratic mandates.<p>A little more than two years later, Theresa May is trying to arm herself with a clear democratic mandate …

Europe

Open City: Activating the Public Realm

Designed as a collaboration between the community, innovators and the city to enhance the public good, foster learning and showcase innovation, the …

BIM: Collaboration Via the Cloud

This article on Line/Shape/Space by Jeff Yoders discusses how BIM can be used to good effect by bringing different professionals together early on in …

Professor Michael Batty from University College London, UK at the UCD AESOP Conference 2013.

50 Creative Ideas To Make Better Cities, Presented On Gorgeously Designed Posters

For years, Urban Omnibus has been collecting ideas to make cities friendlier and more comfortable places to live. Here are the cream of the crop, with a little design flair.<p>The Urban Omnibus, published by the Architectural League of New York, has been collecting good “citymaking” ideas since 2009. …

Urban Design

The Globalization of Paola Monzillo

During a recent visit to Montevideo, Uruguay, I was struck by an underground exhibit at the SUBTE gallery of sculptures, collage,drawing, painting …

Big Data Improves Health Care

Data is making health care better, smarter and cheaper<p>During the 2012 presidential elections, the predictions of one shy outsider with a love for baseball statistics outperformed those of hundreds of campaign veterans and beltway insiders. How did he do it? Instead of gut feelings and anecdotes, …

Software Engineers Map All the Buildings in the Netherlands

The Waag Society, together with designer and software engineer Bert Spaan, have put the Netherlands back on the map - the data map. After several …

Nasdaq crash triggers fear of data meltdown

Digital infrastructure exceeding limits of human control, industry experts warn<p>A series of system crashes affecting Google, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft in the past fortnight has brought warnings that governments, banks and big business are over-reliant on computer networks that have become too …

John Halas - Automania 2000 (1963)

The geography of Tweets

Give every Twitter user a brush and they will paint you the world — if they geotag their Tweets.<p>Those of us on the Visual Insights team are obsessed …