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Smart Cities and Communities: Achieving Smart Urban Growth - Esri UK “Every community can be a smart community.

Smart Cities and Communities: Achieving Smart Urban Growth -

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Dr. Dr. Designing the Future. Cameron Sinclair: My wish: A call for open-source architecture. Marc Kushner: Why the buildings of the future will be shaped by ... you. Elora Hardy: Magical houses, made of bamboo. The Venus Project - Future By Design - Full documentary. Utopia and Dystopia. A NEW WORLD SYSTEM (HD) - 2012 Documentary.

City in the Sky - concept architecture. Urban Design + Planning. Humans, cities and the environment. The European: As an economist, you have a very pragmatic approach to cities.

Humans, cities and the environment

Let’s begin with one of your thoughts: Cities help preserve the environment precisely because they keep people away from it. Glaeser: That is right. It is somewhat counterintuitive but all that is leafy is not necessarily green – living around trees and living in low density areas may end being actually quite harmful for the environment, whereas living in high-rise buildings and urban core may end up being quite kind to the environment. Together with with Matthew Kahn of UCLA we looked at carbon emissions from home and transport energy use and found very significant differences, even when holding incumbent family size constant between low density and urban living. The basic point is that people who live in densities are much less likely to drive long distances than people who live in lower densities. The European: So, just by living closely together, people conserve energy? LiveableCities.pdf.

What makes an environment? Architecture and Urban design, Architecture and Urban Design Urban Design. From Underutilized Space to Performative System Lower Manhattan Financial District Dimitra Gavrilaki, Yang Liu | Collaboration Kaja Kuhl | Professor It is time to set underutilized open space as a testing ground for a more sustainable city.

Architecture and Urban design, Architecture and Urban Design Urban Design

Where to start from? From the hyperdensely built areas: Lower Manhattan Open space resulting from incentive zoning regulations exchange extra floor area with more publicly accessible ground floor area, light and air into the densely build areas. Lower Manhattan Financial District: 75 pops in 40 buildings – total 10 acres of public but 44% are marginal, another 44% are circulation or hiatus spaces, only 11 of them (14%) are classified as neighborhood or destination spaces attributed with amenities that attract employees, residents and tourists.

Project Goal: Dynamic Infrastructural Landscape Improving the microclimate of lower Manhattan. Urban Design Group. UrbanDesignDefinitions.pdf. Urban Design Elements - Streets, Sidewalks, Open Spaces. Germantownsector_DesignGuidelines.pdf. Sustainability by design. The 10 Most Inspirational TED Talks for Architects. The 10 Most Inspirational TED Talks for Architects Inspiration is a funny thing: when you need it is nowhere to be seen, and just when you're not expecting it, it can blindside you in the least convenient of places.

The 10 Most Inspirational TED Talks for Architects

Here's ten inspirational TED talks for architects (in no particular order) from people with broad and unique views on architecture. Some might enlighten, educate or even enrage you - at the very least they should get those creative juices flowing a little better. Take-in these ten TED talks after the break... 1. There's usually an obvious answer to most problems, and then there's Thomas Heatherwick's solution. 2. With buildings, it is usually the finished product which grabs the most attention, however, for Bjarke Ingels the story behind the design is more interesting and useful than whatever the final product happens to be. 3.

How does a graph become a building? 4. 5. 6. Julian Treasure wants to know: 'Do architects have ears? ' 7. 8. The 20 Most Inspiring TED Talks for Architects. Are you feeling short on inspiration today?

The 20 Most Inspiring TED Talks for Architects

For a jump-start, try watching one of these twenty TED Talks – a follow-up to last year’s post “The 10 Most Inspirational TED Talks for Architects.” Wherever your interests lie, the passionate people featured in these videos – from WikiHouse founder Alastair Parvin to famed photographer Iwan Baan and architectural great Moshe Safdie - will get your creative juices flowing. See them all, after the break. 1. Architectural inspiration.