Cities of the Future
We stand at a crossroads… If the right investments are made in energy, transportation and green buildings, the cities of the future could look very different than the cities of today. Our communities could be cleaner and more sustainable. Our quality of life could be better..." + What will this future look like?
The Great Cities of the Future
"A hundred urban areas are poised to become truly great: Which ones will emerge as the next "supercities"?..."
Tomorrow's cities - future of shopping - interactive
"Go down to your local High Street and it probably looks like every other one you have ever visited - full of coffee shops, mobile phone stores and discount retailers.
There may also be many boarded-up shops - victims of the economic downturn and the popularity of online shopping.
So how will our High Street fare in the next decade and will we still be going there to browse on a Saturday afternoon?"
The Ove Arup Foundation: Supporting innovation and inclusive design
"The Ove Arup Foundation is committed to nurturing and developing ideas and projects that build towards a sustainable future.
This site contains resources and information about past and future projects. Take a look around and get involved!"
(ovearupfoundation.org) + Archive for Documents + MADE to last "Students in the West Midlands have been getting to grips with sustainability in the built environment thanks to MADE’s education programme, supported by the Ove Arup Foundation. A flurry of activity in the past year from the Birmingham-based architecture and built-environment centre has seen students:
Do you want to help build a happier city? - 3 December 2013 "Does your neighbourhood make you happy or sad? Researchers are realising that how we feel about our local surroundings is vital to a city's success."
Is this the sustainable city of the future?
"According to a New York design group, this is how tomorrow's metropolis may look – just don't ask how it will work...
Terreform One, a New York non-profit design group led by 38-year-old architect Mitchell Joachim, offers answers to almost everything to do with cities and sustainability. Its prolific output of ideas includes blimps creeping nose-to-tail around cities, with seats hanging off them just above the ground so that people can jump on and off at will..."
Top 5 smart growth projects in the U.S.
"Where can you find the most innovative smart growth projects in America? They're in places like New Mexico and South Dakota, and they're transforming their communities. Find out how."
Planning for a City's Future
"This lesson asks students to consider how knowledge of geography and history can help prepare for the future. Students will research the geography and history of a city and write reports explaining how the city’s leaders can use this information to plan for the future."
Cities of the Future: Songdo, South Korea
"The need for new, sustainable cities is rising as the world's population continues to grow. Songdo International Business District in South Korea is a prime example of a new city that brings together the world's best technologies, building design and eco-friendly practices to create the ultimate lifestyle and work experience. Built from the ground up on reclaimed land near the Yellow Sea, the $35-billion-dollar Songdo project is a model for smart cities around the globe."
Infected Mushroom - Cities Of The Future
(YouTube) + LYRICS: "We gonna run run run
To the cities of the future
Take what we can and bring it back home
So take me down to the cities of the future
Everybody's happy and i feel at home..."
Eloy - Future City
(YouTube) + LYRICS: "Eloy
time's gone on
as you think about
cities growing up
until it's crushing you
guess how you feel"
Karma Fields - Build The Cities
(YouTube) + LYRICS: "I let the flames light up the future
Making empires of sound
And she would chase what's coming after
You burnt the bridges
To build the cities."
In the Future - David Byrne
(YouTube) + LYRICS: "In the future everyone's house will be like a little fortress.
In the future everyone’s house will be a total entertainment center...
In the future no one will live in cities"