What Do We Know About Digital Cities Anyway?

The John Street Toronto virtual city navigation stack circa 1995 Are today's connected citizens confused by the latest digital city offerings? Probably, if only because any social benefits...

Just What Does MESHed Architecture Look Like Anyway? Part Two

The nest thermostat is doing for architectural automation what the Mac did for computing . . .  The day after we posted part one of this...

Just What Does MESHed Architecture Look Like Anyway?

The eco-friendly, Tree Hotel in Harads, Sweden What does a MESH Cities-inspired building look like anyway? When we describe MESH Cities that vision assumes an urban system...

Why Magazines Won’t Distribute The Future

I don't read architecture magazines anymore. OK, that is not entirely true. Sometimes I'll visit a friend's office and be shown glossy print coverage...

Smog Eating Cities Are Coming

Elegant Embellishment's Carbon-Eating Designs Beijing photo by James Fallows Until we come to our collective senses and say goodbye to fossil fuels, there will be smog—lots...

Why Are Scandinavian Cities So Smart?

The Hammarby development, Stockholm. Sarah and I left North America to look for effective models of urban living. We are searching for cities that are...

Designing Cities For (a) Change

The information economy’s torrent of endless data is reshaping our culture, its institutions, and its cities. And it is happening fast. When it comes...

What Can You Build In 360 Hours? Watch and Find Out

The Broad_Group gained global fame in 2010 after a time-lapse video appeared online showing its crews constructing a 15-storey hotel in six days. MESH Cities...

The Truth Behind Cities, Brains, and MESH Cities: Part One

New York World's Fair, 1939 If you are anything like the people at MESH Cities you spend far too much time thinking about the future...

Can MESH Cities thinking help reinvent our homes?

Remember the last time you moved? Moving residences is an inevitable part of modern life, but one that remains mired in hopelessly outdated legacy systems....
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