Future

Blog post
December 11, 2014, 11am PST
When you have a small electric motor, a battery, and a throttle on your bicycle, it becomes very difficult to make any more excuses. Here's why...
Ian Sacs
March 6, 2014, 1pm PST
“[There] is something about the frequency with which California and 'the future' are used synonymously,’ writes Kristin Miller. But the future looks much different when set in Southern California as compared to Northern California.
BOOM: A Journal of California
January 20, 2014, 9am PST
In his latest film, “Her,” Spike Jonze presents a one-of-a-kind vision of L.A.'s future.
Los Angeles Times
May 22, 2011, 5am PDT
In this series from <em>Glass House Conversations</em>, journalist Greg Lindsay asks what the successful cities of the future will look like, and whether or not they should be built from scratch.
Glass House Conversations
May 7, 2011, 11am PDT
Cities are becoming smarter, as buildings and infrastructures become retrofitted with sensory technology. The question this raises is how this will change our perception of the public sphere, according to Martijn de Waal.
The Mobile City
May 6, 2011, 5am PDT
This post from <em>This Big City</em> looks at how transportation needs to evolve, and some of the ways it could in the near future.
This Big City
April 24, 2011, 1pm PDT
The 2011 eVolo Skyscraper Competition turned up some unusual and futuristic designs for future skyscrapers and other structures, from a reimagined Hoover Dam to a Ferris Wheel-shaped wind turbine.
Popular Science
January 11, 2011, 2pm PST
Parag Khanna suggests that cities are the building blocks of humanity, and will take increasing control over the future shape of the world in the coming decades.
What Matters
November 1, 2010, 1pm PDT
Anton Roux and John Stanley of ON LINE opinion outline the future for Australian cities.
ON LINE opinion
October 17, 2010, 1pm PDT
In the face of climate change and sea level rise, <em>Popular Science</em> offers four designs for urban lifestyles of the near future.
Popular Science
October 8, 2010, 9am PDT
Terra Vivos is a luxury community built entirely underground, and it can withstand a blast from a nearby 50-megaton nuclear bomb. Arnie Cooper takes a tour.
Popular Science
July 22, 2010, 2pm PDT
<em>Newsweek</em> picks the brains of architects to offer these visions of what the cities of New York and Los Angeles will look like in 2030.
Newsweek
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
February 4, 2010, 7am PST
The <em>Guardian</em> asks prominent thinkers what sort of city London will be in 20 years.
Guardian
December 15, 2009, 9am PST
Demographic modeling is a critical tool in urban planning. But what happens when the model is wrong?
New Geography
August 17, 2009, 8am PDT
A recent episode of the Australian radio program <em>Future Tense</em> examines how humans interact with the city and how it will likely change in the future.
Future Tense
March 31, 2009, 6am PDT
As theorists predict we are entering the age of the city, <em>Boston Globe</em> architecture critic Robert Campbell reflects on what this shift will mean and how Boston's landscape will change as a result.
The Boston Globe
June 29, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>This multimedia presentation from <em>Popular Science</em> offers a vision of future green cities and the technologies that will sustain them.</p>
Popular Science
June 10, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>Film is much more effective than planners or architects at assessing the possible future forms of cities, according to this article from film critic A.O. Scott.</p>
The New York Times Magazine