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Failed ‘Utopias’ throughout history

April 15th, 2018 at 11:00 am » Comments Off

An illustrated account of both evil and righteous attempts to create a “perfect” society. They were all fantastically unsuccessful.



Smart city resilience: Digitally empowering cities to survive, adapt, and thrive

February 6th, 2018 at 11:54 am » Comments Off

In the age of the smart city, leaders must adapt their resilience strategy to match their evolving risk profile—otherwise they risk building a smarter but more fragile city.



Could congestion pricing finally work for New York City ?

January 29th, 2018 at 11:29 am » Comments Off

Worsening traffic in New York City is a personal inconvenience, an environmental blight, and an economic drag—possibly to the tune of $20 billion. That’s the latest projection by the Partnership for New York City of how much the metro area stands to lose for each the next five years, if nothing is done to unjam […]



Urban farming will bring food to city-dwellers that need it most

January 20th, 2018 at 10:28 am » Comments Off

The planet is growing more food than ever, and yet millions of people continue to starve worldwide. People are hungry everywhere — in the country, in the suburbs. But increasingly, one of the front lines in the war against hunger is in cities. As urban populations grow, more people find themselves in food deserts, areas […]



7 things Amazon will be selling you by 2028

January 15th, 2018 at 4:20 pm » Comments Off

Amazon has found its way into just about every part of people’s shopping lives. Once a fledgling online bookstore, the tech giant has changed retail as we know it. It has disrupted the selling of gadgets, household goods, and now even high-end groceries, having snapped up Whole Foods for $13.7 billion.



Here’s what could happen to America’s hundreds of dead malls

December 26th, 2017 at 10:34 am » Comments Off

Fireworks for the opening weekend of the Bon Marche at Northgate Mall in Seattle, Washington, on April 30, 1950. Macy’s is now where the Bon Marche was.



Self-Driving Cars Will Transform the World as We Know It—Including Where We Live

December 14th, 2017 at 11:01 am » Comments Off

The revolution is coming—and it’s driving itself. As autonomous cars make their autobahn-paced transition from fanciful, emerging technology to mainstream reality, they’re expected to leave a forever-altered world in their rear-view mirrors. And it isn’t just highways and commutes that will be transformed—it’s also the homes and towns where we choose to live.



Worlds first floating city to emerge in the Pacific Ocean by 2020

December 3rd, 2017 at 7:25 pm » Comments Off

The concept of floating cities may sound like something from a science fiction novel, but it could become a reality by 2020. Seasteading Institute, a San Francisco-based nonprofit has been developing this idea since the foundation of the organization in 2008, and it has reached an agreement with the government of French Polynesia to begin […]



Saudi Arabia just announced plans to build a $500 billion mega-city that’s 33 times the size of New York City

November 25th, 2017 at 5:48 pm » Comments Off

The Saudi Arabian government says it will build a $500 billion mega-city, with the goal of diversifying its economy to focus less on crude oil. The project, called NEOM, will measure 10,230 square miles. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the government will aim to make NEOM run on 100% renewable energy – a […]



Bill Gates just purchased an enormous amount of land to build his own “smart city”

November 15th, 2017 at 11:01 am » Comments Off

24,800 acres of land will soon become a “smart city” in Arizona. One of Bill Gates’ investment firms is investing millions into this project, hoping that its proximity to local hubs and ability to be completely molded will allow for innovation.



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