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Google is building a city of the future in Toronto. Would anyone want to live there?

July 8th, 2018 at 10:06 am » Comments Off

It could be the coolest new neighborhood on the planet—or a peek into the Orwellian metropolis that knows everything you did last night. TORONTO—Even with a chilly mid-May breeze blowing off Lake Ontario, this city’s western waterfront approaches idyllic. The lake laps up against the boardwalk, people sit in colorful Adirondack chairs and footfalls of […]



Wellness real estate has blossomed into a $134 billion industry worldwide- and it’s growing fast

June 27th, 2018 at 9:33 am » Comments Off

From personalized wellness programs to fitness-focused apps, luxury homes are focusing on making residents feel better It’s the non-stop pace of our digital lives. An increasingly isolated and aging population. Rising chronic illness. Climate change. Given the pressures of the modern world, a gym membership and taking the occasional “mental health day” often just aren’t […]



Florida’s ‘city of the future’ is first solar-powered town in America

June 9th, 2018 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

Developers hope Babcock Ranch will become America’s first self-sustaining city; Phil Keating reports on the progress.Video America’s first solar community coming to life in Florida Developers hope Babcock Ranch will become America’s first self-sustaining city; Phil Keating reports on the progress.



Designed for a community of tech elites, these tiny homes are 3D printed, run by Tesla batteries, and cost $250,000

May 30th, 2018 at 10:49 am » Comments Off

A 609-acre California coastal community, Walden Monterey, serves as a respite for those needing to recharge their batteries — especially the region’s leaders in tech. The enclave’s founder, Nick Jekogian, invites potential homeowners to visit the property and stay in portable homes, called “roving rooms,” to truly experience the sustainable, outdoor-centric lifestyle the community has […]



Pipe dreams: can ‘nano apartments’ solve Hong Kong’s housing crisis?

May 27th, 2018 at 9:16 am » Comments Off

The city with the world’s tiniest and costliest living spaces may soon convert drainpipes into homes. The aim is to get young people on the property ladder – but how small is too small? “Both indoors and out, life in Hong Kong can feel pretty suffocating at times,” says 39-year-old finance worker Wai Li, who […]



The coming jobs apocalypse

May 27th, 2018 at 8:35 am » Comments Off

Congress and the Trump administration have yet to create a coherent policy response to a widely forecast social and economic tsunami resulting from automation, including the potential for decades of flat wages and joblessness. But cities and regions are starting to act on their own. What’s happening: In Indianapolis, about 338,000 people are at high […]



These Uber Air ‘Skyport’ concepts look straight out of Star Wars

May 12th, 2018 at 9:27 am » Comments Off

If Uber is to get its “flying taxi” service off the ground, it will need dozens of launchpads and landing sites on rooftops around cities as a supportive infrastructure. At the ride-hailing company’s second annual Elevate conference in Los Angeles, six architecture firms presented their winning designs of what these so-called “Skyports” could look like. […]



The new magnetism of mid-size cities

May 9th, 2018 at 9:52 am » Comments Off

For many millennials, second cities are becoming their first choice. If, 10 years ago, you had asked 28-year-old Sarah Luckett Bhatia if she’d eventually return to her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, she “would have laughed in your face.” Even just a few years ago, the prospects of coming home to Derby City would have seemed […]



American highways are so expensive that cities are tearing them down — here’s what they’re turning into

May 7th, 2018 at 9:29 am » Comments Off

Traffic moves on the elevated Central Artery in Boston (2003, top). Parks and open space are seen in the same area (2007, bottom). AP Throughout the 20th century, highways were key generators of economic growth for American cities. They allowed commuters to quickly travel between urban centers and the suburbs, unclogged traffic-ridden streets, and created […]



Floating city of modular, eco-friendly pyramids is now enrolling citizens

May 3rd, 2018 at 8:37 am » Comments Off

Pierpaolo Lazzarini envisions wayaland, a floating city made of modular pyramids that offers different living and entertainment facilities including hotels, shops, spas, gyms, bars and cinemas. completed with solar panels and water turbines for energy supply, the project aims to provide a new offshore living experience within a self-sustainable community. The main waya pyramid comprises […]



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