futures blog

Category: cities

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cities, sustainability, transport

The future of sustainable transport

Christina Hughes writes: Last week I went (by bus) to a live debate exploring the future of mobility, held by The Guardian and Ford, in London. The specific focus was”the… Read More »

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cities, sustainability, technology

Re-thinking our homes

by Pen Stuart The home is the safe heart of many consumers’ lives, but this can make people overlook the changes that are reshaping the way people live, so it’s… Read More »

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cities, design

Piercing the Shard

Andrew Curry writes: The Shard is inescapable from our London office. The city’s soon-to-be tallest building, a piece of concept architecture by Renzo Piano, can be seen from our office… Read More »

Chrysler at the Superbowl

advertising, cities

Chrysler at the Superbowl

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKL254Y_jtc] Leslie Koster writes: In his ‘winners and sinners‘ post yesterday, Alex Steer mentioned that Chrysler’s Superbowl ad split opinions in our US offices. It’s worth pulling some of those… Read More »

Barefoot running

cities, health, sustainability

Barefoot running

Allie Schnidman writes: The media is buzzing with the “back to basics” theme. While this trend started with food – from the Slow Food Movement to Michael Pollan’s latest book… Read More »

How liveable are your streets?

cities, design

How liveable are your streets?

Anouk van den Eijnde writes: The majority of the world’s 6.5 billion residents now live in cities – cities that are often overpopulated, congested and hostile to pedestrians and cyclists.… Read More »

Some good things we’ve seen # 1

cities, design, digital

Some good things we’ve seen # 1

Compiled by Tom Ding The first of an occasional column: Passed around the office lately were: A brilliant presentation on the “past and future” of city magic by Matt Jones… Read More »

The world in your pocket

cities, digital, global, history, technology

The world in your pocket

Tom Ding writes: When I discovered last week that my brand new phone gives me unlimited Google Maps on-the-go, I had one of those ‘The Future Has Arrived’ moments, able… Read More »

Learning to be a city

cities, places, sport, transport

Learning to be a city

Andrew Curry writes: It was European Mobility Week last week, and London marked it with its second ‘Freewheel‘ event on Sunday. Quite a large area of the city centre (St… Read More »