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How visionary architects and designers imagine the cities and homes of tomorrow
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Envisioning The City Of The Future As A Man-Made Island

Envisioning The City Of The Future As A Man-Made Island | Future_Cities | Scoop.it
Dror Benshetrit’s body of work is staggeringly diverse.
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The # Tower Looks Exactly Like A Pound Sign

The # Tower Looks Exactly Like A Pound Sign | Future_Cities | Scoop.it
Today Bjarke Ingels Group officially unveiled a new project: Cross # Tower, a 280,000 square foot residential development in the Yongsan International Business District of Seoul.
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Neighborland: A Social Network For Neighborhoods

Neighborland: A Social Network For Neighborhoods | Future_Cities | Scoop.it

Want something done to improve where you live? This new social network can help you rally your neighbors to help make it happen.

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The Temporary Royal Snooze: A Hotel With No Fixed Address

The Temporary Royal Snooze: A Hotel With No Fixed Address | Future_Cities | Scoop.it

A transportable temporary hotel made of containers.

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5 innovations looking to transform cities around the world

5 innovations looking to transform cities around the world | Future_Cities | Scoop.it
Last month we reported on how the Living Labs Global Award was looking for innovative solutions to problems in 20 cities around the world (since increased to 21). The shortlist of successful ...
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The Oil Silo Home: A Vision For Post-Petroleum Living

The Oil Silo Home: A Vision For Post-Petroleum Living | Future_Cities | Scoop.it
When Eric Tan and his partners in the architecture collective PinkCloud set out to design a sustainable living space, they knew they wanted to avoid new construction.

So they started looking for existing structures that could be repurposed.
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GE is aiming at building the first carbon-neutral city in the world

GE is aiming at building the first carbon-neutral city in the world | Future_Cities | Scoop.it
Learn more about GE's first ecomagination research and development center in Masdar City, the world's first carbon-neutral, zero-emissions city.
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Podder: A futuristic form of public transport set in Singapore 2020

Podder: A futuristic form of public transport set in Singapore 2020 | Future_Cities | Scoop.it
Once again, we have come across a transportation conception in the form of 'Podder', with its conceptualized scope tailored for the future.
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Best eco design ideas for futuristic homes

Best eco design ideas for futuristic homes | Future_Cities | Scoop.it

A dwelling as a personal design element certainly belongs to the pantheon of very private spaces, where we can retire psychologically as well as safely. But, when we consider contemporary housing as a major part of construction industry, it does contribute to significant levels of carbon emission. In regard to this, there have been a slew of futuristic ideas that combine the high points of flexibility, accessibility and sustainability. More importantly, most of them are conceived along credible lines for optimized user comfort and privacy.

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The Vertical Field will make you live in an aeroponic farm

The Vertical Field will make you live in an aeroponic farm | Future_Cities | Scoop.it
Aeroponic food production methods have become increasingly popular these days and Vertical Field is a new formulation, which houses individuals and families and also acts as a space to carry out aeroponic agricultural activities.
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Best examples of nature inspired architecture

Best examples of nature inspired architecture | Future_Cities | Scoop.it
Nature has always been a source of inspiration for humans and when it comes to solving complex architectural design problems, architects seek shelter from it to understand and learn the natural way of dealing with things.
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Smart home: Panasonic puts energy into eco-house

Smart home: Panasonic puts energy into eco-house | Future_Cities | Scoop.it

Electronics company Panasonic has unveiled a design for an Eco Ideas House that would release almost no CO2 emissions.

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M&S new campaign encourages urbanites to reconnect with their environment by developing their ‘Greener Living Spaces’

M&S new campaign encourages urbanites to reconnect with their environment by developing their ‘Greener Living Spaces’ | Future_Cities | Scoop.it

Marks & Spencer together with environmental charity Groundwork has launched a new campaign called @myurbangreen. The campaign is aimed to reconnect urban communities with their environment by being actively involved in shaping the future development of their local ‘Greener Living Spaces’

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Sidewalk pavement stones offer Bluetooth and wifi

Sidewalk pavement stones offer Bluetooth and wifi | Future_Cities | Scoop.it
iPavement is a sidewalk pavement stone that serves as a wifi hotspot with Bluetooth connectivity.
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Meet Wendy, A Partyscape That Cleans The Air

Meet Wendy, A Partyscape That Cleans The Air | Future_Cities | Scoop.it

Wendy will alight in the courtyard of MOMA/PS1 in June, but for now, fans can buy shirts and tote bags coated in her trademark chemical solution that neutralizes airborne toxins. 

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A Visionary Farmer Sees Greenhouses Everywhere, From Rivers To Rooftops To Skyscrapers

A Visionary Farmer Sees Greenhouses Everywhere, From Rivers To Rooftops To Skyscrapers | Future_Cities | Scoop.it

Ted Caplow, the founder of New York’s popular Science Barge, is also working on creating "vertically integrated greenhouses"--essentially buildings with farms that run up their walls. That’s just the latest in a career spent finding new ways for our cities to grow.

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Floating Futuristic Hotel Gives Guests An Underwater Experience @PSFK

Floating Futuristic Hotel Gives Guests An Underwater Experience @PSFK | Future_Cities | Scoop.it
A concept floating tourist base Three Spirits connects futuristic design with an underwater world.
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Skolkovo Technopark Residential Area seeks to integrate human living with nature

Skolkovo Technopark Residential Area seeks to integrate human living with nature | Future_Cities | Scoop.it
Designers and architects are seeking to integrate living with nature. As man’s carbon footprint increases, so does the need to come up with eco friendly solutions.
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The future of the city : top 10 trends for 2012

The future of the city : top 10 trends for 2012 | Future_Cities | Scoop.it

Reflecting on what we’ve written in 2011 and looking into the new year, we’ve composed a new list of remarkable trends that we consider to be important for our cities in the coming time.

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How Can You Build A Smart City?

How Can You Build A Smart City? | Future_Cities | Scoop.it

Step one: Make your city appealing to young innovators. Step two: Make your city a major investor in the technologies they build.

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Short Film On How Cities Will Drive Global Change

Short Film On How Cities Will Drive Global Change | Future_Cities | Scoop.it

Cities are the future, and innovations to make them better, smarter, and faster are happening every day. Take a beautiful tour of some of the most interesting urban projects and thinking going on today.

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Vertical farms: Towards new age of Green Living

Vertical farms: Towards new age of Green Living | Future_Cities | Scoop.it
Indoor farming is not new. It has existed since the hot house production of tomatoes and a wide range of herbs. However, some of these plantations were in vain for some time. Let us see some of the outstanding vertical farm design for green future.
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Chicago Pier Redesign Creates Vertical Farms To Feed Local Restaurants @PSFK

Chicago Pier Redesign Creates Vertical Farms To Feed Local Restaurants @PSFK | Future_Cities | Scoop.it

The Copenhagen-based architectural group Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has collaborated with the technical and management support services firm AECOM to propose a renewal project for Chicago’s Navy Pier that, along with creating new public gathering areas and lookout structures, would see the construction of a vertical urban farm that would produce food for restaurants at the pier.

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The Top 10 Smart Cities On The Planet

The Top 10 Smart Cities On The Planet | Future_Cities | Scoop.it

Crunching a list of variables about innovation and sustainability, this is a top list of the world's smartest cities, from New York to Hong Kong (and with an unexpected winner).

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The XBox Kinect-controlled solar house of the Future

The XBox Kinect-controlled solar house of the Future | Future_Cities | Scoop.it

The CHIP Solar House is a highly-efficient working prototype of a futuristic living space. Powered by the sun and smartly insulated, CHIP produces and saves all the energy it needs. In certain areas of the country, the residents could actually sell back power to the grid.

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