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What Will the City of the Future Look Like?

By Susan Goldberg The world’s great metropolises will need to adapt to survive a huge growth. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/urban-expeditions/ This story appears in the October 2017 issue of National Geographic magazine. In 1950 less than a third of the world’s people lived in cities. Today more than half do. By 2050 two-thirds … Continue reading What Will the City of the Future Look Like?

http://www.alternet.org/environment/americans-are-more-worried-about-global-warming-they-are-about-climate-change

Cities aren’t using their key tool for climate action: Urban planning

Cities aren’t using their key tool for climate action: Urban planning Too much of today’s conversation focuses on energy generation rather than urban design, land-use planning and zoning interventions. MIHIR PRAKASH DARCY JONES SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 Cities generate two-thirds of global energy demand and greenhouse-gas … Continue reading Cities aren’t using their key tool for climate action: Urban planning

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/dencity-contest-winners

3 Winning Designs for Unplanned Cities Focus on the People Who Live in Them

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

11 Futuristic Ways to Improve Our Cities, From Robotic Rats to Talking Trash Cans

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