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Apps for Smart cities is a unique event at the intersection of technology and society. Putting people and ‘grassroots/ Long Tail’ innovation at the heart of Smart cities, speakers at the Apps for Smart Cities event will share real life experiences from their work including demos and videos. The discussion will cover a range of topics including Air pollution monitoring, helping people with disabilities, Urban farming, Next generation art, Parking vehicles, The Web, Real time news and updates from sensors, Citizens participation, Quantified self(healthcare), citizens involvement etc.
The authors of The Endless City put urban expansion into perspective, hoping to cast cities as a "source of mutual strength rather than mutual estrangement" The steady, centuries-long migration of people into cities passed a crucial milestone last year. More than half of humanity now lives in cities—and that figure will likely reach 75% by 2050.
cities always provided a protective function, and it's one of the tragedies of our time that, e.g. in the case of new orleans, they are not capable of providing that function (due to various reasons)...some quotes and some remarks on the great article: "...the way the street feels may soon be defined by what cannot be seen by the naked eye." a rather mcluhanesque euphoria washes over me right now and is gone rather quickly. i would wonder how differential perceptibility generated by some kind of digital gadget (which the quote implies, i guess?) influences the egalitarian character of society... "He posits that we will move from a city we browser and wander to a 'searchable, query-able' city that we can not only read, but write-to as a medium."
Avec la fin de la voiture d'une tonne au sein des villes, les petits véhicules seront roi et surtout, surtout, le piéton va reprendre sa suprématie.
L'estuaire de la Tamise peut-il devenir d'ici une vingtaine d'années le grand hub multimodal de l'Europe ?
Publicité, graffiti, signalisation, affiches politiques...
Over the next 13 years, 600 cities will account for nearly 65 percent of global GDP growth. Which of them will contribute the largest number of children or elderly to the world’s population? Which will rank among the top 25 cities by per capita GDP? How will regional patterns of growth differ? Explore these questions by browsing through this revised and updated interactive global map below, which contains city-specific highlights from the McKinsey Global Institute’s database of more than 2,600 metropolitan areas around the world. You’ll see why growth strategies focused at the country level may fall short in the future: with new hot spots emerging and household wealth surging in little-known urban centers, companies may have to adopt a much finer-grained approach to tap into the growth that lies ahead.
All buildings today have something in common: They are made using Victorian technologies. This involves blueprints, industrial manufacturing and construction using teams of workers. All this effort results in an inert object, which means there is a one–way transfer of energy from our environment into our homes and cities. This is not sustainable. I believe that the only possible way for us to construct genuinely sustainable homes and cities is by placing them in a constant conversation with their surroundings.
With the project Couleurs Carolo , the Dutch company AkzoNobel aims to support the Belgian city of Charleroi to become a bit more colorful.
The Information Architecture of Cities Cities can be viewed as information architecture systems. The term makes sense not in reference to the the design of buildings, but rather to the components of a complex system that interact with each other. In a paper… January 3, 2011 Read More
Pour prolonger mes récentes réflexions sur la forme des bidonvilles dans les années à venir (voir là ), je voulais vous proposer ces quelques images tirées de l'exceptionnel et passionnant travail conduit par Mikhael Subotzky et Patrick Waterhouse sur la tour Ponte City située au coeur de Johannesburg (Plus de photos, là .)
More Science :: Web Exclusives :: August 26, 2011 :: :: Email :: Print Author of the cyberpunk novel Neuromancer , William Gibson talks about the relationship between his fiction and the contemporary urban landscape By Aaron Shattuck and Gary Stix
More Science :: Feature Articles :: August 18, 2011 :: :: Email :: Print See Inside Shantytowns, favelas and jhopadpattis turn out to be places of surprising innovation
Event Information *Our first event has passed. Play The World Park An Arbor Day Weekend Event in New York's Central Park. Dates: Friday, April 30th / Saturday May 1st, 2010 Location: Southeastern corner park entrance on 59th Street and Grand Army Plaza. Time: 10am-6pm. Join The World Park attendees on Facebook and mingle with the Central Park animals.