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"A future in which our lives are surrounded by and intertwined with ecological infrastructure systems offers an antidote or balance to the future in which our lives are constantly monitored and informed by digital technologies."
Sarah Hinners, a landscape and urban ecologist focused on bridging the gap between academic research and real-world planning and design applications.
A next-generation metropolis will need to serve people and nature, while letting ecology guide its development.
By 2050, 66% of the world’s population will live in cities. With such figures, it is imperative for the city planners to consider sustainability as a critical parameter while planning the amenities of a megacity. Here are some of the simple yet innovative solutions that can help keep megacities sustainable.
A National Geographic special issue looks at the way we've built cities in the past and how we will reverse the effects on the climate and our own health in the future.
Amaravati, a new town in Andhra Pradesh, India, is transforming from farmland to urban utopia, with British architect Norman Foster's firm at the helm. Will it succeed?
The next decades will see cities growing rapidly, forging powerful international partnerships and taking the lead in solving global problems. Here is why.
Pour imaginer la ville du futur, il faut réconcilier l’irréconciliable : le respect de la nature et de la terre (low-tech) et une maîtrise des puissants outils informatiques et robotiques (high-tech)
Le bois est devenu un matériau très prisé par les architectes du monde. L'un des plus grands promoteurs japonais envisagent même de construire le plus haut gratte-ciel en bois du monde. Ce grand immeuble sera composé de 90% de bois et 10% d'acier.
Quel sera le futur de la ville et de l'habitat ? Des architectes visionnaires comme David Fisher ou les Chinois de MAD ont déjà une idée, entre rêveries futuristes et union avec la nature...
In 2017, the most remarkable building designs hinted at a newfound peaceful relationship with nature and proposed solutions for overcrowded mega cities.
Almost half of the world’s population is currently living in cities, and by 2050 the figure is expected to rise to 75%. Nobody really knows what the city of the future will be like.Movies and books throughout history have attempted to recreate the “city of tomorrow” – some with more success than others – but experts are saying the time has come to start designing smarter, urban environments to accommodate a growing population. The question that now comes to mind is: What will they look like? And what challenges will next generations be facing?