03 February 2010

US Agenda for Net-Zero Energy, High Performance Green Buildings

Sixteen U.S. Government agencies have developed a shared vision for research and development activities that could decrease use of natural resources and improve indoor environments...

03 February 2010

How Tall is Dense? Coping with London Growth

Developing countries such as India and China with their massive rural-to-urban migration are increasingly seen as the most important battleground for creating more sustainable cities...

03 February 2010

Successful Urban Democratic Governance

All the architectural, infrastructure, housing and transport schemes may amount to little without addressing politics and structural governance issues head-on—otherwise the best plans will have...

03 February 2010

City, Multiplicity and Specificity

The city is a turf on which different sectarian interests fight and negotiate for space and presence. Aside from the obvious divide between the planned...

03 February 2010

Songdo IBD and the Future of Smart, Sustainable City-Scale Development

Global demographics are evolving. With rapid urbanization arise numerous challenges, and opportunities. These important issues are now being directly confronted, as national, provincial and municipal...

03 February 2010

Smart Cities for the 21st Century

We are living in remarkable times, especially in terms of the worldwide trend of population migration from the countryside to the city. Our goal as...