Smart and Resilient Cities
Drone technology is one of the tools that engineers and contractors are using to make their jobsites more efficient. A new report by Deloitte sees construction technology as a competitive advantage. Image: Deloitte
Deloitte, in new report, lays out a risk mitigation strategy that relies on tech.
Rendering courtesy of CBT
The detailed master plan for Phase 2 of Masdar City has been unveiled by CBT.
The Lenox Hill Healthplex is Manhattan’s first freestanding emergency department. Photo: Chris Cooper Photography/Courtesy Perkins Eastman.
Perkins Eastman joins 100RC group of Platform Partners to offer resilience-building services to m...read more
Photo Credit: Mark Brennan, Flickr Creative Commons
U-Haul truck rental costs are a good early predictor of migration trends in the U.S.
Photo: Shawn Harquail/Creative Commons.
The city will turn to a retain and control storm water strategy.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
The virtual city will be used to help predict the outcomes of and possible issues with various sc...read more
Flooding in New York City. Photo: Pamela Andrade/Creative Commons.
Agency said to be open to revision requests.
A team of students from Virginia Tech and local architects from Brown Craig Turner submitted the BeMORE Flats design, which won the Most Resilient Design award.
Teams competed to provide the best social and environmental design solutions for the city’s exist...read more
Specific assessment requirements are provided for the following hazards including wildfires, as seen here in Texas in 2011. Photo: Joe Wolf/Creative Commons.
Three credits address planning, design, and survivability.
Hamburg, Germany. Photo: Bastian Sander/Creative Commons.
Mixed-use areas built on brownfields and derelict districts.
Miami Beach. Photo: Daniel Chodusov/Creative Commons
The city has turned to sea walls, raised streets, and pumping stations.
Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG, foresaw an interesting interim solution where cars can act autonomously part of the time and be human-guided the rest. Photo courtesy SmithGroupJJR
The idea that space can be repurposed by breaking dependence on the purchase, maintenance, and st...read more
Long Island, N.Y. after Hurricane Sandy struck. Photo: UN ISDR/Creative Commons.
The white paper makes the case that the most cost-effective manner to achieve resilience is throu...read more
JLL says that Mexico City is a gateway for international firms, trade, and investment. Photo: Kasper Christensen/Creative Commons
Mexico City, Shanghai, Istanbul, and seven other world-class cities have experienced rapid econom...read more
The Lowline would create a vibrant public space in one of the city’s most densely populated neighborhoods. Renderings courtesy Kibum Park/Raad Designs/Flickr
If realized, The Lowline would provide 1.5 acres of green space for the Lower East Side of Manhat...read more
Taipei 101 stays safe even though it stands near a fault line in a typhoon zone. Photo: peellden/Wikimedia Commons
Popular Mechanics named the 10 structures that best withstand floods, winds, storms, and earthqua...read more
A screenshot of New York City in the web tool, where mobile-phone activity is organized as timelines.
Users can explore the mobile phone activities in London, New York, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong....
Rendering of a placemaking project in Chicago. Photo: Steven Vance/Creative Commons
The think tank's goal is to stress public spaces, urban economies, and inclusive growth in city b...read more
Damage to a road in New Windsor, N.Y. from Hurricane Irene. Photo: Daniel Case/Wikimedia Commons
The report, which includes the work of three schools, examines how architects work with communiti...read more
Manhattan during a storm. Photo: Chris Buecheler/Wikimedia Commons
Part of $20 billion plan for the city.
Photo: NL Architects’ A8ernA project in Koog aan de Zaan, Zaanstadt, The Netherlands, NL Architects (via SmithGroupJJR)
Activating the areas beneath elevated highways, rail lines, and freeways can create unique enviro...read more
Photo: Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, accarrino/Creative Commons
Some states losing ground on resilience, group says
According to Architizer, references to the region’s aqueous heritage will be made with fountains and a waterfall. Renderings courtesy of FR-EE Fernando Romero Enterprise.
Plans for Mexico City’s elevated park include an amphitheatre and al fresco cafés.
Chattanooga, Tenn., was selected as a winning city in the "What Works Cities" program. Photo: rjones0856/Creative Commons
The competition, called "What Works Cities," promotes innovation in city government by making the...read more
Sea levels are rising in many coastal cities around the globe, posing a threat to millions of people. Rendering courtesy Perkins+Will
The architecture giant believes it has a solution that could put Atlantic City’s existing infrast...read more
KWS Infra is piloting a program to make roads from plastic garbage, including bags and bottles extracted from the ocean. Renderings courtesy KWS Infra
KWS Infra is piloting a program to make roads from plastic garbage, including bags and bottles ex...read more
San Francisco United States Federal Building. Eric in SF via Wikimedia Commons
For the first time, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget is asking agencies to submit budget...read more
The new St. Petersburg Pier, The Pier Park. Renderings courtesy ASD/Rogers Partners/Ken Smith
The Pier Park will be a platform for a multitude of smaller and more flexible programs and experi...read more
The building will be 2,000 sf with one story. Renderings via Emirates 24/7
A 20-foot-tall printer will be needed for the project, spewing out construction material consisti...read more
View over Paris, at dusk, from the Maine-Montparnasse tower. Photo: Benh Lieu Song, Wikimedia Commons
HDR’s Jim Thomson brings home some insights from a recent trip to Paris.