CITIES

The Inevitable Future of Cities

Posted By on September 1, 2015
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In 2014 the United Nations stated that 54% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 66 per cent by 2050. Their projections show that urbanization combined with the overall growth of the world’s population could add another 2.5 billion people to urban populations by 2050, with close

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Rosi Braidotti: Posthuman, All Too Human?

Posted By on August 31, 2015
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Rosi Braidotti: Posthuman, All Too Human? This is a discussion on a ‘Cultural Political Cartography’. Essential and deep thinking on posthumanist thought and the challenge of antihumanism: Professor Braidotti has taught at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands since 1988, when she was appointed as the founding professor in women’s studies. In 1995, she became the

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The Future of Biking: Routes, Trikes, and Art

Posted By on August 26, 2015
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Over the past year I have contributed to the fabulous Momentum Magazine in a column called ‘Bikes + Innovation’. In this I looked at a number of areas where biking, the infrastructure, and the riders are all seeing some amazing innovations. In this post, The Future of Biking: Routes, Trikes, and Art, I have collected together 3 pieces of

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Thought Leaders: Markets, Cities, Data, and Privacy

Posted By on August 21, 2015
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I wanted to start sharing some amazing talks that have inspired me in my career and thinking – a virtual conference with no schedule and accessibility to all. These are essential for modern planners, entrepreneurs and those that want affect change in the world. Enjoy! Scott Galloway – ‘The Four Horsemen: Amazon/Apple/Facebook & Google–Who Wins/Loses’

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Bruce Sterling: Smart City States

Posted By on August 20, 2015
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A thought-provoking wake-up call by Bruce Sterling at the 10th international FAB LAB conference and FAB Festival Barcelona, 2-8 July 2014. Here are some key quotes from his talk: “And there’s like open source guys down at the bottom doing all the heavy lifting. And then there’s like platform guys like self guys and the rich guys

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2015 Predictions: The Year of Alternatives

Posted By on August 20, 2015
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For the past few years, I have actively spent time to think about what technology trends will have the biggest impact in the coming one to three years. At the beginning of 2014, I spoke about the Maker Movement, the rise of tech in healthcare, autonomous cars, additive manufacturing (large-scale 3D printing of livable structures),

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