In an age of increasing population and technological gains, today's mobile society has resulted in a demand for portable dwellings
This is Alex McKay's story. It shows how the world could look in 2050, if we play our cards right. Its upbeat, dynamec - a world that works well for the vast majority of people.
The total area covered by the world’s cities is set to triple in the next 40 years – eating up farmland and threatening the planet’s sustainability. Ahead of the latest Urban Age conference, Mark Swilling says it is time to stop the sprawl
Paradox of Progress - A Publication of National Intelligence Council PDF LINK: GT-Full-Report-17 Author: Office of the Director of National Intelligence Source: DNI Date Published: January 2017 URL: https://www.dni.gov/index.php/global-trends-home
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPqnUK3iNHk A few years ago, urban planner Nick Williamson came up with a transformative experiment: working with ordinary citizens and using rapid iteration to experiment with the design of their city. The result was more than he could have imagined, and paved the way for a whole new approach to urban design. For the... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw3UdfS-X0I This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. What if cities were more 'jungle' than 'concrete jungle'? What if nature and urban environments were seamlessly integrated? Bio-designer and owner of the Biophilia Design Collective in Victoria, BC, Bianca Bodley's goal is to display the seamless fusion... Continue Reading →
Fire has engulfed a 24-storey block of flats in central London
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqUSo2hstHI Urban Explosion Timelapse Author: TIME Source: YouTUBE Date Published: May 10, 2013 URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqUSo2hstHI