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Living Architecture: How Synthetic Biology Can Remake Our Cities

Living Architecture: How Synthetic Biology Can Remake Our Cities | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it

Living Architecture: How Synthetic Biology Can Remake Our Cities (TED) by Rachel Armstrong. iPad, Kindle, Barnes & Noble. Rooted in cutting edge biology and materials science, as well as contemporary art, Armstrong's account of how we'd build biological cities feels at first like a thought experiment but evolves into a plausible vision of tomorrow's cities.


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The Top 10 Smart Cities On The Planet

The Top 10 Smart Cities On The Planet | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it
Crunching a list of variables about innovation and sustainability, we rank the world's smartest cities, from New York to Hong Kong (and with an unexpected winner).

The term "smart cities" is a bit ambiguous. Some people choose a narrow definition--i.e. cities that use information and communication technologies to deliver services to their citizens. I prefer a broader definition: Smart cities use information and communication technologies (ICT) to be more intelligent and efficient in the use of resources, resulting in cost and energy savings, improved service delivery and quality of life, and reduced environmental footprint--all supporting innovation and the low-carbon economy...


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