Building Anti-Fragile Cities—A Primer

Have our aspirations for sustainable, livable cities of tomorrow been burned to the ground? Image: B. Fuller's Expo67 Habitat dome in flames. "It's not the strongest of...

Let There Be Light (in smarter, MESH Cities)

Chess Wise offers a smart street lighting system as a carrier for a smart city network Artificial light is to the modern city what water...

Waves of Change: Ubiquitous Computing Reinvents Public Space

A Cray Super Computer of the 90's. Image: NASA (This story was originally published in the Ontario Planning Journal, Fall 2016 edition) Smart, mobile technologies are lashing...

The Turbulent Times of City Chief Digital Officers

How to change things: Buckminster Fuller (image from ilikearchitecture.net) The new Chief Digital Officer position some cities are adding to their management teams is not well understood,...

Cap and Trade / Carbon Tax Explained

This story was originally published at Corporate Knights Forum a few years ago. It remains a useful way to understand the discussion around paying...

New Engines of Economic Growth

What will the livable cities of tomorrow look like? Cities can be the 21st. Century’s primary engines of economic growth. If so, they will solve...

The US Pentagon Says Climate Change Is A Threat Multiplier

The Pentagon Makes it official: Climate change is a national security issue. Last Monday the US Secretary of Defence, Chuck Hagel, issued a position paper...

The Promise of New York’s Governors Island

A few years ago I was invited to New York to take part in a discussion about the future redevelopment of Governors Island. If...

MESH Cities Meets Crisis-Response Journal

Our founder and editor Robert Ouellette mashed up a couple of our more popular articles for Crisis-Response Journal to come up with a new...

Do MESH Cities Innovators Need a S.U.R.V.I.V.A.L. Guide to Manage A Changing World?

Page from Google Play's Special Forces Survival Guide The MESH Cities S.U.R.V.I.V.A.L. Guide (Via Google Play and the US Special Forces) S = Size up the...
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