Marion Belanger + 20×200.com Now that the housing market has bottomed out, what’s next? New ways of thinking about “home” are overdue. Is there anything made in America that’s less innovative than the single-family home?
The ability to manage a crisis better by predicting emergency needs and deploying resources accordingly is already a reality for Rio de Janeiro, which earlier this year set up an Intelligent Operations Center using computer programs that rely on algorithms developed by I.B.M.
Koreans’ ppalli-ppalli, or “hurry-hurry,” penchant — a trait more evident in Seoul than anywhere else — helps explain why South Koreans consider broadband Internet a virtual birthright and why the nation’s three telecommunications firms wage a do-or-die competition to expand and improve their networks.
Woohae Cho for the International Herald Tribune Municipal authorities are installing free wireless hot spots in all Seoul's public spaces. And if you are all fat thumbs on your smartphone?
For someone who makes a living revitalizing city spaces, Fred Kent has an interesting take on professional urban designers: he thinks they're overrated. The real urban design experts, he says, are the ordinary people who actually live and work within a community.
By EDW Lynch on March 3, 2011 “Sub City New York” is a beautifully shot short film about the moment when one emerges from a subway station in New York City.
Urbanology is a companion to a large-scale, interactive installation at the on-site BMW Guggenheim Lab, currently in New York City OK, this is really fun, if not to be taken too seriously. Last month, the BMW Guggenheim Lab launched Urbanology online , a quick and fun game that forces users to make choices about urban issues, producing some quick findings based on the choices.
Most of the world lives in cities. That number, now at about 3.3 billion people, will keep going up.
URBANISME ABSURDE- Il psychanalyse les villes.
When we stumble down an an unfamiliar street, we often determine quickly -- instinctively -- if it feels unsafe. We make a snap judgment about our surroundings, and it can have tremendous implications, influencing where we travel, shop, work, and live. Trouble is, nobody can measure it very well.
by Maria Popova
Like many medium-sized cities around the world, Villahermosa, Mexico, could benefit from a shiny new museum to draw tourists and provide public space for its residents. But architect Enrique Norten and his firm TEN Arquitectos have much bigger plans than that.
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In the past, urban planners spent a lot of time coloring maps. Why?