How is our language on cities changing? 
Trending timeline of future city terms based on the number of books, journals & presentations in which they appear. (Source: Google Scholar)

How is our language on cities changing? 

Trending timeline of future city terms based on the number of books, journals & presentations in which they appear. (Source: Google Scholar)

How to Improve City Life [Video]

yuriartibise:

How to Improve City Life [#Video] #cities

At this year’s Aspen Ideas Festival, a group of journalists, professors, and non-profit leaders were asked to predict the future of livable, walkable cities.

“If I could have one wish for people who live in cities, it’s that we find ways to connect back to nature, to remind [people] that nature isn’t out there—outside the cities—but right in their homes where they live.”M. SanjayanConservation…

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Leo Hollis published a fantastic review of the concepts and narrative of some tech corporations (particularly, Zappos in Las Vegas) as urbanists.
The architecture of power, 21st century version.

Leo Hollis published a fantastic review of the concepts and narrative of some tech corporations (particularly, Zappos in Las Vegas) as urbanists.

The architecture of power, 21st century version.

thisbigcity:

Is it possible to visualize the flow of our cities? And how can it be done?

This new project from Rotterdam attempts to represent the motion of the city, creating nine videos to capture its urban rhythm.

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On cities and intelligence

On cities and intelligence

Engaging communities in public spaces from Manu Fernández

Engaging communities in public spaces  

Notes and presentation of today´s talk at #bidsantander2014 today

Aquí van mis notas y la presentación de la conferencia en el curso sobre sostenibilidad de ciudades en Santander el 30 de julio. Enmarcada en una sesión más amplia compartida con David Sim (Gehl Architects), la exposición trataba de acercar algunas ideas críticas sobre cómo abordar proyectos de participación ciudadana en espacios públicos.

April-June 2014 blog posts - Ciudades a Escala Humana

SMART CITIES, URBAN MEDIA AND URBAN INTERACTION DESIGN

ADAPTIVE URBANISM AND PUBLIC SPACES

CONFERENCES

In March 2014, eight people -and I had the pleasure to be one of them- gathered in the middle of nowhere in Germany and spent five days sprinting to write a book (booksprint) basically meant to help define the thin borders of what is called urban interaction design. I am not sure if te text, after some weeks, fully represents the debates, discussions and overnight work, but all involved expect that this is a first step.

Urban Interaction Design: Towards City Making

How do you describe emerging trends within a forming field? In this book, you will find a distilled conversation, filtered through the collective and embodied practises and experiences of eight diverse individuals. We cannot claim that the result is a perfect representation of the current situation. However, because of the experience, commitment and generosity of the contributors, this book does now exist. We have, in our hands and online, an attempt to characterise and discuss the emerging trends within urban interaction design, freely available for anyone to read, reflect upon and improve.

blah-city:

In Praise of Messy Cities: Usman Haque (@uah) considers “smart” and “engaged” cities …

If you build a city that is great for an eight-year-old and for an 80-year-old, then you build a city that is going to be great for everybody. They’re like an indicator species. We need to stop building cities as if everybody in them is 30 years old and athletic.

Gil Penalosa, the "pied piper for sustainable transportation," quoted in a Globe & Mail profile. 

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