Posts Tagged ‘urbanization‘

smarterplanet: From climate-resistant neighbourhoods to dynamic parking pricing, our latest post looks at ten transformative ideas for creating more sustainable cities.  Check out the other eight ideas here.

smartercities: IBM Turns Ads Into Useful Urban Furniture | Fast Company Did you ever need a ramp for your luggage (or bike), or a shelter from a sudden downpour, or a place to sit down and tie your shoe? IBM believes that city life can

Our cities are full of problems, but they are also filled with potential solutions. Watch this documentary on urbanization and the cities of the future.

futurist-foresight: Urbanization: Dubai and its growth as soon from space. humanscalecities: Between 1973 and 2010, Dubai transformed entirely. In this Landsat 7 image, taken on Oct. 6, 2010, dense gray city blocks are surrounded by plant-covered land, which is red. Artificial islands dot the coast.

Five By Five -13 Feb

1.  Scientific publishing: The price of information via The Economist —There is a growing revolution in the scientific community, a rejection of the status quo involving scientific journals. Many prominent academics are advocating a more open, less commercial model of publishing, where companies like Elsevier