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How the digital world is shaping our cities

In the digital era, in order to thrive cities...

Ran Wang

Ran Wang

08 August 2016 / 5 Comment(s)

Human interaction in city design

Cities are our future. Urban populations are...

Hrvoje Cindric

Hrvoje Cindric

03 March 2016 / 6 Comment(s)

Metrocable cable cars, Medellin, Colombia

Across the world urban planners are adopting...

Christoforos Romanos

Christoforos Romanos

04 February 2016 / 3 Comment(s)

Digital sign

What’s the secret to the success of...

Ben Cooper-Woolley

Ben Cooper-Woolley

06 August 2015 / 16 Comment(s)

Communication antennas and mobile phone masts clutter a hillside overlooking a city. (iStock #5540809)

Could pursuing the rational, clinical urbanism of...

Julien Eaton

Julien Eaton

12 September 2013 / 2 Comment(s)

The interior of a modern data centre. Hard drives mounted in rows of racks. Source: Fotolia #41283463.

Putting data centres at the heart of Smart Cities...

Michael Beaven

Michael Beaven

12 June 2013 / 6 Comment(s)

Multi-way power socket with plugs

Is the answer to the energy demands of our...

James Johnston

James Johnston

07 February 2013 / 5 Comment(s)

Another year, another World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. As an attendee, the first thing you notice is just how busy it is. Economists, politicians, business leaders, journalists, trade groups and NGO specialists, all rushing between...

Philip Dilley

Philip Dilley

31 January 2013 / 0 Comment(s)

Traffic jam. Source: iStock

Little by little we are turning our lives over to...

Marc Goodman

Marc Goodman

10 May 2012 / 4 Comment(s)

The launch of the US$25 Raspberry Pi – a credit-card sized computer built by a charity on open source principles – makes programming on pretty capable hardware widely accessible. Add to this the huge amount of data, such as maps,...

Peter Edwards

Peter Edwards

30 March 2012 / 2 Comment(s)

Video monitors showing the activities of people across a town.

As Google hits the headlines for changes to its...

Volker Buscher

Volker Buscher

08 March 2012 / 1 Comment(s)

The covered Zaragoza World Expo 2008 pavilion bridge, that spans the River Ebro, features a façade made up of GRC tiles mounted on a diagrid structure. Copyright FG SG Fotografia de Arquitectura.

A greener future’s not all about electric...

Ignacio Fernandez

Ignacio Fernandez

30 January 2012 / 5 Comment(s)

The world’s population is forecast to reach seven billion on 31 October 2011, according to the United Nations, which presents both a challenge and an opportunity for us all. With more than half of these people living in urban areas, new ways...

Susan Claris

Susan Claris

23 June 2011 / 4 Comment(s)