Futurism

In an excerpt on Places from his new book, Smart Cities, urban forecaster Anthony Townsend considers the inevitable glitches.
Oct 14, 2013   Places Journal
Futurist Orville Simpson envisioned a hyper-efficient city housed in a single, interconnected mega-complex. Lauren Boettcher explores plans by the University of Cincinnati to take on Simpson's legacy.
Jun 27, 2012   Enhanced Online News
Expo 2012 is happening now in Korea, and features a panorama of a futuristic underwater city as part of a focus on future sustainability.
Jun 26, 2012   The Vancouver Sun
In a discussion at the Automotive News Europe Congress in Monte Carlo last week, panelists said the trend towards urbanization will require making cars part of a larger eco-system of transportation.
Jun 24, 2012   Automotive News
Michael Tortorello pays a visit to the futurist desert colony to see what's in store as its legendary founder retires and it struggles to remain a bulwark against modern capitalism.
Feb 17, 2012   New York Times
A new report predicts how - and where - we'll be living in the near future, and where planners and developers should focus.
Nov 19, 2011   The Atlantic Cities
The Web Urbanist counts down twelve of the best ultra modern home designs with a descriptive slideshow.
Nov 4, 2011   Web Urbanist
A prefab steel home built in 1933 on the campus of Connecticut College as a futuristic "home of tomorrow". Today, although covered in rust, it is still standing and being prepped for historic preservation.
Oct 10, 2011   CBS Connecticut
Art student Diego Trujillo-Pisanty is considering what a future of domestic robot servants would do to the built environment.
Aug 5, 2011   BLDGBLG
This slideshow from <em>The New York Times</em> looks at a variety of examples of large-scale planning efforts that never materialized.
Feb 2, 2011   The New York Times
Planning students at the University of British Columbia unveiled bold new plans for Vancouver for the next 40 years, but as planning director Brent Toderian put it, the plans are "the easy part."
Dec 13, 2010   The Vancouver Sun