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The High Line Effect: Top 10 Urban Transformation Projects

The High Line Effect: Top 10 Urban Transformation Projects | scatol8® |

Given the environmental straits we find ourselves in at present, architects and policy makers have to rethink our strategy of how to shape the city, buildings, and urban space alike.

This entails that we refrain from the tabula rasa strategies of the past and make do with the standing infrastructure that we already have. Preserving and rehabilitating the aging steel relics of our global cities has proven an ingenious way of saving energy, while enabling newer methods of architectural planning. Projects such as the High Line have kickstarted a new age of urban regeneration—for good or ill—with initiatives from Tel Aviv to Philadelphia attempting to replicate its success on their own turf.


When it comes to urban transformation, size does not matter, per se. The subtleties of thoughtful urban projects shine through at every level, and sometime outperform their more ostentatious contemporaries. The best projects spur new occupation and lively places...

Via Lauren Moss
Lauren Moss's curator insight, December 30, 2012 8:51 PM

Examples of urban transformation across the globe, from public parks to rehabilitation projects, with links provided for further research and investigation...

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, December 31, 2012 12:04 AM

Examples of creative answers for urban design at this site.

Pedro Barbosa's curator insight, December 31, 2012 4:35 AM

Transformation Projects and City Design : this is possible the most amazing job to do for the next decade. Who would not change everything to get into a

project that changes peoples lives?


I love this. Be aware of the gainijng power of this as a upcoming trend for the next years.


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Top 7 Websites for creating Future Cities

Top 7 Websites for creating Future Cities | scatol8® |

Over 50% of the world's population now lives in cities, so the conditions are ripe for improving, adjusting and rethinking the urban landscape and city life. The web flourishes with digital platforms for community discussion, since now it’s city dwellers - rather than governing executives - that actively take part in city-related decision-making...
Check out the following seven websites that harness the power, wisdom and knowledge of the crowds to cultivate smarter future cities.

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Reading the City: What Makes a City Smart?

Reading the City: What Makes a City Smart? | scatol8® |

In Barcelona last month for a conference on smart cities (specifically, on how technology can make cities smarter). There were intriguing presentations and cool-looking “smart” trucks & electric bikes. I could have spent a lot more time “interfacing” with all the technology housed in the Fira de Barcelona convention center.

But I didn’t.

There are two common-sense truths to smart cities.

First, technology is awesome, yes, but we should be viewing it not as a silver bullet but one admittedly phenomenal tool of many in any city’s arsenal. (And, as many asked when the power went out during a panel discussion: How do you have a smart city with no electricity?)


Second, the most successful technologies are well-hidden — invisible, even. So after absorbing about all I could about open data, demand-based pricing and fiber optic networks, I reached a decision: I’m in Barcelona. I can learn a lot more about how a city works by actually experiencing it...

Via Jandira Feijó, Territori, Lauren Moss