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Mile high superscrappers, nature-inspired architecture, smart urbanization—this page covers the trends and news that will guide the future of cities.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielrunde/2015/02/24/urbanization-development-opportunity/#19f2b4036277
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Forbes
For the first time in history more than half the world’s population resides in cities. The world’s urban population now stands at 3.7 billion people, and this number is expected to double by 2050. The trend towards urbanization is only accelerating and 96 percent of all urbanization by 2030 will [...]
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https://arstechnica.com/science/2016/07/how-archaeologists-found-the-lost-medieval-megacity-of-angkor/
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Arstechnica
Recent technology reconstructs the urban grid of a city overtaken by jungle.
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http://lifeedited.com/a-thoroughly-modern-take-on-cohousing/
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Life Edited
A big focus is put on micro-apartments when talking about compact, efficient living. There's good reason for this we believe. By and large, the world's...
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https://www.thecity.nyc/housing/2020/6/25/21303923/hotels-could-become-affordable-housing-in-nyc
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The City
Potentially thousands of vacant hotel rooms are ripe for conversion into permanent residences, deputy mayor, housing groups and hotel owners agree.
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http://seattletransitblog.com/2011/04/01/initiative-to-tie-property-taxes-density/
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Seattle Transit Blog
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https://www.citylab.com/perspective/2019/05/most-of-americas-rural-areas-are-doomed-to-decline/588883/
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Bloomberg
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https://hbr.org/2016/01/the-future-of-cities-depends-on-innovative-financing
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Harvard Business Review
Social impact bonds encourage skeptical investors.
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https://99percentinvisible.org/article/ghost-plants-reusing-huge-abandoned-sears-buildings-across-urban-america/
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99 Percent Invisible
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http://99percentinvisible.org/article/ghost-boxes-reusing-abandoned-big-box-superstores-across-america/
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99 Percent Invisible
Big-box stores promise convenience and jobs for suburbs and small towns, but have a mixed reputation with designers and citizens. Many see big boxes as icons of unsustainable sprawl, reinforcing car culture with highway-oriented access and expansive parking lots. These boxy buildings not only take up vast amounts of land but often also require infrastructure around them to
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https://howwegettonext.com/could-the-cities-of-the-future-take-the-form-of-a-digital-swarm-5531a3931760#989d.jluck8t89
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How We Get to Next
Each time we move to a new city, we make memories as the city slowly takes shape in our minds. Every new place we locate — the closest grocery store, the post office, rendezvous points with friends —…
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mguvTfAw4wk
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TED
Loneliness doesn't always stem from being alone. For architect Grace Kim, loneliness is a function of how socially connected we feel to the people around us ...
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https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46880468
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BBC
How 3D software supercharged with real-time data can simulate complex designs before they're built.
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http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2016/08/26/491490744/episode-721-unbuilding-a-city
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NPR
Why is it so hard to knock down 17 vacant houses in a shrinking city?
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https://www.researchgate.net/blog/post/iot-and-the-city-of-tomorrow
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Research Gate
Access 130+ million publications and connect with 15+ million researchers. Join for free and gain visibility by uploading your research.
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http://99percentinvisible.org/article/new-uses-old-digs-excavating-adapting-underground-architecture/
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99 Percent Invisible
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTmJddVgi2E
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The Agenda with Steve Paikin
In March, NDP MPP Peter Tabuns reignited the perennial debate around rent control by introducing a private member's bill that would expand limits to all unit...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9cLLNpo2f8
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Fw:Thinking
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https://weburbanist.com/2018/11/02/re-habit-transforming-abandoned-big-box-retailers-to-housing-for-homeless/
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WebUrbanist
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http://www.fastcodesign.com/3046315/4-ways-elevators-will-get-totally-insane-in-2016
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Fastcompany
The company behind 1 WTC’s super-fast elevators tells us about the <em>Star Trek</em> elevators that will be coming as soon as next year.
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http://www.laab.pro/?portfolio_page=small-home-smart-home
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LAAB
Hong Kong architects, artists, interior designers, and makers led by Yip Chun Hang and Otto Ng. Our awards-winning studio designs public space, interactive art, architecture, and interiors, with projects ranging from gallery, museum, office, retail, hotel, and cafe.
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https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/how-floating-architecture-could-help-save-cities-rising-seas-ncna863976
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NBC News