Future Cities

November 24, 2013, 9am PST
There's no shortage of bold and bizarre ideas for how to make our future cities more livable, sustainable, and efficient. Whether many of these ideas are feasible is another story.
Future Cities
November 22, 2013, 9am PST
Should you pay alcoholics in beer? This is the ethical dilemma thrown up by a city project in the famously liberal city of Amsterdam.
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November 20, 2013, 9am PST
It's back to the future for global cities, now that we've realized what a mess the 20th century was.
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November 14, 2013, 10am PST
Recent census data suggests that, while public transit use increased in U.S. cities during the recessionary period, it may be on the decline yet again.
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November 10, 2013, 5am PST
As part of a campaign for International Water Week, Amsterdam's water corporation, Waternet, will use struvite from donated urine in order to fertilize the city's green roofs.
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November 7, 2013, 11am PST
Though meant to unite, bridges can be divisive structures. What should a bridge really be? Does clever design matter, or is it all about function? Here are 20 bridges from around the world that stand out as interesting, if not always functional.
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November 6, 2013, 5am PST
As Mayor Bloomberg gets set to leave office in New York, here are 7 things that may dramatically change under a new administration.
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November 4, 2013, 1pm PST
City leaders are constantly told technology is making the world smaller, and they need to make sure their city competes on a world stage, but how? Here are 10 traits cities must have in order to be "globally fluent."
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November 3, 2013, 5am PST
The Construction Industry Council is launching a Carbon Labelling Scheme for Construction Materials in December 2013, the purpose of which is to communicate verifiable and accurate information on the carbon footprint of construction materials.
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November 1, 2013, 8am PDT
Cities and businesses are looking to reduce waste from demolition sites and increase the amount of recycled material used in new developments.
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October 29, 2013, 8am PDT
Phoenix is getting set to roll out a regional bike-share program, in partnership with CycleHop and Social Bicycles. After its initial rollout, the city will expand the service to reach Mesa and Tempe.
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October 27, 2013, 7am PDT
Roger Duffy, design partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, discusses the firm's forthcoming airport and airport city in Mumbai, and how this new development differs from 20th century airports.
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October 22, 2013, 8am PDT
New York City's Department of Transportation has officially released the second update to its Street Design Manual, providing specifics on new and forthcoming alterations to the city's streets and street furniture.
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October 15, 2013, 8am PDT
To celebrate its first anniversary, Future Cities has assembled a list of the top 100 city innovators making the biggest difference across a range of industries and specialties.
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October 4, 2013, 10am PDT
No architectural style arouses more hostility than brutalism. Its monolithic concrete buildings are unloved features of cities around the world. Is it time to reappraise this maligned style? Here are 20 buildings that don't deserve your barbs.
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September 30, 2013, 10am PDT
A ranking of the 10 most civic-minded companies holds some surprises -- mainly that the list is dominated by financial services firms.
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September 29, 2013, 5am PDT
A team of Canadian MBA students has won $1 million to alleviate urban hunger with insect-based foods, reports Mary Jander.
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September 25, 2013, 6am PDT
Natural disasters affect millions of people each year, and cost between $60 billion and $100 billion worldwide. Here are the 10 global cities most at risk.
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September 22, 2013, 11am PDT
City transit authorities are fighting back against a notorious non-practicing entity, or patent troll.
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September 15, 2013, 11am PDT
Amsterdam has sent its first family to go live in a ghetto on the east side of the city, now commonly known as "scum village."
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