Future Cities

April 24, 2013, 1pm PDT
How did childhood visions of future cities differ for kids growing up in the 1980s when compared to the 1960s or today? Matt Novak shares a short film from 1983 that captures the prescient urban visions of students.
Smithsonian
February 16, 2012, 1pm PST
Manish Bapna outlines the factors that put China on the frontlines of sustainable urban development.
Forbes
December 22, 2010, 2pm PST
This piece from the <em>Guardian</em> lists a handful of ideas that could shape the future of cities and city design.
Guardian
November 1, 2010, 1pm PDT
Anton Roux and John Stanley of ON LINE opinion outline the future for Australian cities.
ON LINE opinion
July 6, 2010, 5am PDT
Designing the city of the future has long been the playground of architects and planners. A New York non-profit design group led by architect Mitchell Joachim keeps that tradition alive.
Guardian
June 25, 2010, 5am PDT
An auto company has a new design competition to imagine a future city that is car-friendly.
Scientific American
March 23, 2010, 1pm PDT
Where will Americans live? Everywhere. The third article in a three-part series based on Joel Kotkin's new book, "The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050," looks at where Americans will live and how our communities will grow to accommodate them.
AOL News
October 23, 2009, 2pm PDT
Benches that dump you for sitting too long, trash cans that spit your recyclables back out- will the Sentient City lack empathy?
BBC News
September 29, 2009, 9am PDT
WebEcoist has pulled together a fascinating gallery of imaginative designs for green dwelling and living spaces, including a design for co-op housing inspired by Anasazi cliff dwellings.
WebEcoist
September 19, 2009, 11am PDT
Matsys, an experimental architecture firm, used the book <em>Dune</em> as a starting point for its design of a terraced, sunken city form focused around preserving water.
BLDBLOG
September 19, 2009, 5am PDT
Imagining cities of the future can bring about some pretty wild predictions. But when they're visions of existing cities, these futuristic predictions can be almost realistic.
io9
February 7, 2009, 5am PST
This slideshow from <em>Treehugger</em> offers visions of the future of cities -- from decades ago and today.
Treehugger
January 15, 2009, 6am PST
Want to get kids off the street? Build playgrounds on top of skyscrapers, like in this retro-future design from 1957's Mechanix Illustrated.
Modern Mechanix
September 8, 2008, 12am PDT
That's the question the Vancouver Planning Commission has been tossing around with the public for the last year or so, as they prepare a "Change Charter" for City Hall.
The Vancouver Sun
May 30, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>At the World Science Festival in New York, visions of future cities mix the usual Blade Runner-esque architecture with abundant greenery.</p>