Cities have always created wealth, and have always been a population sink. Still, a world now more than half urban and headed toward 80 percent urban by mid-century is something new in history.
As the world urbanizes, the first smart cities with state-of-the-art networking and monitoring technology are beginning to open for business. To find out what life will be like in a place where everything from your health stats to your workplace is constantly monitored, we turned to Ayesha Khanna, managing partner of Hybrid Realities, an advisory […]
The 21st century will not be dominated by America or China, Brazil or India, but by The City.
Rather than banish airports to the edge of town and then do our best to avoid them, the authors believe we will build this century’s cities around them.
How big can cities get? Only if we start building them will we begin to learn the answer.
Rather than retrofitting old cities, the buzz today is about building entire smart cities from scratch in a matter of a few years.
China now has a historic chance to reinvent not only its cities but the very idea of a city. The choices that its city leaders make will shape not only its buildings but also its society, and indeed the world.
In the city of the future, the most important transportation system will not be cars, buses, subways, or even futuristic monorails. It will be the elevator.
Nothing about megacities should be organic or left to chance; they must be planned and managed in a careful and innovative way.
We asked our readers to send us photos of life in their city. So far, we’ve received scores of responses from around the globe showing much in common among these far-flung locales, as well as great differences.
While the walls may have come down from today’s urban centers, encroachment is still their mantra.
Lagos is one of the fastest growing cities on the planet. Yet it is set on an infrastructure that was meant for a far, far smaller place.