100 new Smart Cities in India, Smart summits, Smart furniture… we are all fighting to have our cities up in the ranking of the Smartest Cities in the world. Ok, yes, sustainability and resilience have something to do in this package if you Read More
I have been working as an architect in the professional and academic fields for many years and having lived in Asia and Europe, where I have long had close ties to product design and technology, I now feel as if I were in Read More
In recent years the strategy plans that are shaping today’s cities have reflected a clear growth in interest in the waterfront, that borderline between city and water – be it river or sea. The new leisure economies are turning their attention to shorelines, Read More
“In India, there is acceptance of imperfection; nothing has to be perfect nor has to go exactly as planned. India is traditionally a patient country where tolerance for the unexpected is high; even welcomed as a break from monotony.” [Hofstede Centre 6-D model Read More
Sonny: 2880 steps, Detective. Detective Del Spooner: Do me a favor, keep that kind o’ shit to yourself I, Robot (2004) It looks that Artificial Intelligence will be one of the major issues to talk about and research in 2015 (and probably onwards). Read More
There is no much to comment about the transcript of Koolhaas talk at the European Union (High Level Group meeting on Smart Cities) back in September. We really advise you to read it all (not too long, a A4 page) and after that Read More
We start 2015 with an article by Adam Greenfield. We had the pleasure to hear his provoking thoughts at the Media Architecture Biennale last November, and here he is with a punching paper published by The Guardian on – again – how Smart Read More
A recently published article faces this big question: What if more women built cities and drafted master plans?
The reportage from Juan mission to Medellìn, Colombia, and the incredible transformation this city and the whole country is going through, starting from Social Innovation.
To a classical economist, cities should not really exist at all. A very interesting article by Emma Stewart for The Guardian speaks out loud about big data, sensors, and open data in our (smart) cities.