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The UN is supporting a design for a new floating city that can withstand Category 5 hurricanes

April 12th, 2019 at 12:58 pm » Comments Off

A rendering of Oceanix City. Oceanix The United Nations just unveiled a concept for a floating city that can hold around 10,000 residents. The city is built to withstand natural disasters like floods, tsunamis, and hurricanes. The design comes from architect Bjarke Ingels and floating city builder Oceanix. At a roundtable on Wednesday, the UN […]



The Next Player in the ‘Smart City’ Game: WeWork – CityLab

April 5th, 2019 at 12:16 pm » Comments Off

We believe in data: WeWork’s algorithmically optimized site locations and décor reflect the company’s trust in numbers. WeWork Wants to Build the ‘Future of Cities.’ What Does That Mean? The co-working startup is hatching plans to deploy data to reimagine urban problems. In the past, it has profiled neighborhoods based on class indicators. The We […]



Imagining the Smart Cities of 2050

March 24th, 2019 at 10:10 am » Comments Off

Tomorrow’s cities are reshaping almost every industry imaginable, and birthing those we’ve never heard of. Riding an explosion of sensors, megacity AI ‘brains’, high-speed networks, new materials and breakthrough green solutions, cities are quickly becoming versatile organisms, sustaining and responding to the livelihood patterns of millions. Over the next decade, cities will revolutionize everything about […]



Elon Musk’s Las Vegas underground loop gets the green light

March 17th, 2019 at 11:46 am » Comments Off

Boring Company’s CEO says he’ll finish it by “end of year.” Elon Musk’s Boring Company gets Las Vegas approval to build and operate a high-speed underground loop in the city. Las Vegas will officiallt get a tunnel from Elon Musk, perhaps within this year. The billionaire’s Boring Company on Tuesday got the approval from the […]



These are the 20 most congested cities in the world

February 17th, 2019 at 1:05 pm » Comments Off

The transportation data firm INRIX Research released on Tuesday its annual rankings of the most congested cities in the world. Cities were ranked based on delays caused by congestion, adjusted for each city’s population. Moscow was named the most congested city in the world for the second year in a row, and Europe had more […]



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