BY RACHEL DOVEY | AUGUST 4, 2017 As more of the world’s population moves into refugee camps and slums due to war, climate change, rural-to-urban migration and ad hoc urban planning, discussions about housing are increasingly shifting toward how to meet these makeshift neighborhoods where they’re at. Shelter Global’s annual Dencity Competition urges architects and … Continue reading 3 Winning Designs for Unplanned Cities Focus on the People Who Live in Them
What a week we had here in Miami Beach! 7.14” of rain around high tide, Tuesday August 1, 2017. Last year, in August 2016, we were fighting flood waters back home in Louisiana with the 30″ rainstorm my family receive in Livingston Parish. Climate Change … Continue reading Miami Beach flooding
AUGUST 21, 2015 BY RACHEL QUEDNAU I’ve been car-less for my whole life, but recently my boyfriend purchased a car because he needed it for his new job. Now I occasionally borrow it. Whenever I’m driving, I keep myself highly alert for pedestrians and their … Continue reading NARROW ROADS ARE BETTER THAN CROSSWALKS
CITY HALL. IT’S traditionally the place where technology gets stuffed into a drawer and forgotten. But as budgets recover from the Great Recession and smartphone-toting citizens prod municipal officials, cities are now more Boston Dynamics than Boss Tweed. Soon the pols will be promising sensor-driven … Continue reading 11 Futuristic Ways to Improve Our Cities, From Robotic Rats to Talking Trash Cans
Leanna Garfield Dallas, Texas, is getting a lot greener. The city is building a 10,000-acre nature district — nearly 12 times as large as Manhattan’s Central Park — along the Trinity River. Featuring plenty of walkways, sports fields, trees, and other flora, the site will … Continue reading Dallas is getting a $600 million urban park that’s more than 11 times as large as Central Park
By: Lacy Cooke Stefano Boeri Architetti is bringing the vertical forest concept popularized in Milan to Nanjing, China with the Nanjing Towers. The two green towers could provide the city with a breath of fresh air, producing around 132 pounds of oxygen every day as … Continue reading China’s first vertical forest is rising in Nanjing
Densifying cities could cut emissions more than doing energy retrofits on buildings. That’s according to a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. You’re probably used to hearing about how denser cities cut transportation emissions, thanks to reduced driving. This study … Continue reading Densifying cities could cut emissions more than doing energy retrofits on buildings.