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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 […]



3 cities in the U.S. have ended chronic homelessness: Here’s how they did it

March 23rd, 2019 at 12:01 pm » Comments Off

  Nine more have ended veteran homelessness. It’s part of a national program called Built for Zero that uses a data-based approach to help officials figure out exactly who needs what services. Now it’s accelerating its work in 50 more cities. In late February, the city of Abilene, Texas, made an announcement: It had ended […]



ICON unveils a new large scale 3D printer to build affordable homes

March 20th, 2019 at 11:13 am » Comments Off

  Mayor Steve Adler with ICON Cofounder Evan Loomis at ICON’s headquarters for an event to unveil its newest large-scale 3D printer, Vulcan II which can be used to create affordable homes Austin-based ICON on Monday unveiled its new “Vulcan II” 3D printer that can print up to a 2,000 square foot house quickly at […]



Your health and where you live : Are these connected?

February 22nd, 2019 at 3:55 pm » Comments Off

Your health depends on many factors, such as the quality of food you eat, what you put on your body, what you breathe, what chemicals you are exposed to, how much exercise you get every day, and more. While there is a considerable amount of control that comes with each of these factors, there can […]



Super-tall, super-skinny, super-expensive: the ‘pencil towers’ of New York’s super-rich

February 12th, 2019 at 12:32 pm » Comments Off

The proposed 2022 skyline overlooking Central Park. Photograph: Andrew C Nelson/Jose Hernandez/Skyscraper Museum An extreme concentration of wealth in a city where even the air is for sale has produced a new breed of needle-like tower. By Oliver Wainwright It is rare in the history of architecture for a new type of building to emerge. […]



Should we gamify citizenship?