Making the best of vacant commercial spaces with temporary strategies.
The smartest smart city.
“A planned city in Portugal called PlanIT Valley is expecting to install more than 100 million sensors. The sensors will be used for a whole range of services, including smart transit and parking; emergency services dispatching; energy monitoring and management in smart buildings; and monitoring infrastructure condition and performance. Sensors in homes will be set-up to identify water leaks and will be capable of autonomously notifying a plumber. The planned city sensors will feature the equivalent to nearly 450 sensors per capita.”
One of the most interesting elements from Manuel Castells’ conference was his insight into the power of programmers and switchers in a network, and I would like to expand upon that notion in the framework of our course.
He explained that programmers and switchers were some…
After Amsterdam, Marseille and Brussels, the touring exhibition WeOwnTheCity has opened today in Hong Kong (China). Researched and co-curated by CITES, it showcases innovative community practices and different approaches tailored to every specific urban context, rasing debates on how these strategies can be a sustainable model of urban development.
Play pong with strangers as you wait for the crossing light to change.
Different forms of representation of the globalized network we’re living in right now… I love it. A network of networks of networks of networks of networks.
A recognizable visualization of the most connected global cities in 2000.
New Landscape. The height of the Z-axis and its…
The fastest shipping routes through the Arctic today and the routes that will be available in 2040-2059 according to new study (blue lines=common open-water ships during summer, red lines=ships with icebreaker capacity)
Most Remote Regions of the World