Abu Dhabi Starts 3D Modelling Project
Rich Heap 12/9/2013 3 comments
The Abu Dhabi City Municipality has announced a plan to develop a 3D model of the city to help with urban planning, installing telecom networks, and ensuring public safety.
Copenhagen Puts Edges at Heart of Planning
Rich Heap 12/3/2013 12 comments
Tina Saaby, chief architect of Copenhagen, told the annual Royal Institute of British Architects research symposium why the city is putting "edge zones" at the heart of its planning strategy.
10 Urban Resiliency Milestones
Jason Hartke 11/26/2013 9 comments
Superstorm Sandy and subsequent storms have focused attention on making US cities more resilient. Here are 10 of the best efforts underway.
10 Lessons From 'Un-Smart' Cities
Rich Heap 11/26/2013 10 comments
Technology company Ericsson has published its 2013 list of the world's cities with the best ICT networks, but there are also good things happening in the cities with the least developed networks.
A Holiday Crush
City Diaries 11/22/2013 7 comments
New York City at holiday time is beautiful – but watch your personal space.
London Reveals a 24-Hour Tube Plan
Rich Heap 11/22/2013 24 comments
London mayor Boris Johnson and Transport for London have revealed plans to turn the Underground into a "21st century service," including opening for the whole weekend and axing ticket offices.
When City Security Goes Too Far
Nicole Ferraro 11/21/2013 40 comments
A group of New York City residents is suing the NYPD for its plans to turn the World Trade Center site into a "fortress," security-wise. How much on-the-ground security is too much?
3 Dystopian Visions for London in 2062
Rich Heap 11/20/2013 16 comments
University College London has published a book called Imagining the Future City: London 2062, with 27 essays about what London will be like then. Here are three of the scariest.
Apple Plans for World's 'Best' Office
Rich Heap 11/19/2013 24 comments
Apple is due to get final consent today from the Cupertino City Council for plans for its new headquarters. It's exciting, but will it really be the world's "best" office?
10 Spots for Calorie Signs in Cities
Rich Heap 11/18/2013 18 comments
Tech company StepJockey says its "smart" calorie-counting signage encourages more people to use the stairs in office buildings. What is it doing? And where else in cities could we use them?
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