Parks. Transport. ‘Transportation poverty’ predicted for Cincinnati’s aging Baby Boomer population — UrbanCincy. The parable of Detroit: So cheap, there’s hope. BBC - The Code - The Wisdom of the Crowd. GaWC Research Bulletin 344. This Research Bulletin has been published in Urban Studies, 49 (5), (2012), 1127-1149. doi:10.1177/0042098011407095 Please refer to the published version when quoting the paper.
Satellite images of Earth show roads, air traffic, cities at night and internet cables. Global population growth fears put to the test in Africa's expanding cities. Rapidly Growing Cities Adopt Smart Technology. Cities are experiencing one of the biggest booms since the Industrial Revolution got under way.
In 2008, the number of urban dwellers for the first time in history eclipsed the number living far from the madding crowd. The United Nations projects that by mid-century, cities will be home to 70% of the world's 9.2 billion inhabitants, a figure that tops today's population by 30%. Livestream of Homework: Infrastructures & Collaboration in Social Practices Conference. Designing cities of the future. By 2050, almost three-quarters of the world's population will live in large metropolises – but how can our already overcrowded towns handle this expansion?
Terry Kirby reports on a recent debate into the future of city living. WALKABLE Dallas-Fort Worth: Pioneers Get the Arrows, Also Spread Small-Pox. Sylvan:Thirty and the West Dallas Plan.
What's Missing from the Latest Census Income Calculations - Jobs & Economy. Congratulations, greater Washington D.C.
You're the highest income metro in the nation, surpassing the much ballyhooed Silicon Valley, according to newly released 2010 Census data. The median household income for the D.C. metro area was $84,523, compared to $50,046 for the nation. A report over at Bloomberg credits this to federal spending, public sector employment, government contracting, lobbying and lawyers. +Augmented Urban Spaces.
Forum Nazionale per la difesa del paesaggio e dei suoli fertili. Stop Al Consumo di Territorio. I Comuni che dicono «basta così» Piani regolatori a crescita zero. Taifunschutz in Tokio: Unterirdische Kathedralen sammeln Regenfluten - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Wissenschaft. Hamburg - "Roke" ist der 15.
Taifun der Saison, und die Behörden stufen ihn als "äußerst heftig" ein. Mehrere Menschen sind bereits gestorben, der Sturm zieht weiter die Küste entlang nach Norden. Sturmböen von mehr als 200 Kilometern pro Stunde peitschen Bäume um und wirbeln Trümmer umher. Uld cities' problems be solved by urban acupuncture? Urban acupuncture favours a localised and community approach to urban renewal projects.
Photograph: Jon Feingersh/Getty Images/Blend Images RR Around the world, mass migration from the countryside to cities surges. Cities from Los Angeles to Lagos will burst at the seams with citizens who seek new economic opportunities. Meanwhile municipal budgets will be constrained as energy prices increase, building materials become more expensive, and the fresh water supplies decline. Why Americans Love Chain Stores: A Psychological Perspective - Arts & Lifestyle. With Nils concept car, Volkswagen imagines urban future. German automaker Volkswagen this week unveiled its vision of an urban future with the Nils, a single-seat electric vehicle designed for "minimalist mobility.
" (Sound familiar? It's the polished version of the single-seat concept we told you about three weeks ago.) Revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the concept car touts an aluminum frame, top-hinged doors and exposed wheels on the outside and a zero-emissions powertrain on the inside. And the company isn't kidding about urban mobility -- with a range of just 40 miles (it tops out at 81 m.p.h.), this is definitively a city car, not a weekend cruiser. Understandably, the concept is designed for Europeans, not Americans: 74 percent of all commuters who live between Berlin and Munich drive less than 16 miles to work, according to the German Federal Statistical Office.
The Road to Exurbia. Essay: James Barilla.
Our Picks From Next American City's Top Apps & Tools for Civic Engagement. As mutual advocates of issues central to the future of cities, Next American City is just one of the resources that EngagingCities staff refers to from time to time in search of the top trends and tools related to socially and environmentally sustainable economic growth in America’s cities.
Recently, Next American City Magazine published a comprehensive list of best apps, websites and software for enhancing and improving urban life. The list included tools affiliated with everything from city governance (ie: Diydemocracy and Datamasher), mapping and transportation (ei: Walkscore and Routeshout) to “living well” (Streetartview and Sportaneous). And our favorite - the robust civic engagement tools section with a list available specifically for community building, designed to help facilitate urban planning by engaging citizens to volunteer, share news and open lines of communication. Urbanology: An Online Game to Teach Users About Sustainability - Kaid Benfield - Life.
The 25 Most Economically Powerful Cities in the World - Jobs & Economy. Cities and their surrounding metro regions are the real economic engines of our time. Bringing together talented, ambitious people and the assets they need to succeed, cities propel the innovation and enterprise that spur long-term prosperity. Economists increasingly argue that clustering, concentration, and density stand alongside land, labor, and capital as key features that shape economic growth. American cities account for nearly 90 percent of total U.S. economic output, and 85 percent of U.S. jobs. As Harvard’s Michael Porter recently told the Clinton Global Initiative: “There is no one U.S. economy but a collection of local economies.”
Creating-balanced-cities-interview-tia-kansara from... Sustainability activist Tia Kansara hopes for a future made up of cities that prioritise people and support nature. I was recently lucky enough to interview Tia on future urbanism, and how African cities can thrive, despite challenging natural conditions. Read on for how cities and rural areas can complement each other, how urban areas can adapt as the climate changes, and more: This Big City: How critical are cities for the future of our planet? Tia Kansara: Cities are growing to unprecedented sizes because people prefer to live in them. They are convenient spaces, which provide the city dwellers with access to a large variety of goods and services. Architecture, urbanism, design and behaviour: a brief review. By Dan Lockton Continuing the meta-auto-behaviour-change effort started here, I’m publishing a few extracts from my PhD thesis as I write it up (mostly from the literature review, and before any rigorous editing) as blog posts over the next few months.
The idea of how architecture can be used to influence behaviour was central to this blog when it started, and so it’s pleasing to revisit it, even if makes me realise how little I still know. “There is no doubt whatever about the influence of architecture and structure upon human character and action. We make our buildings and afterwards they make us. GaWC - World City Research. Is ‘Urbanism Without Effort’ the Best Urbanism of All?