Open Space

November 28, 2017

In recent decades, once-struggling cities have been reimagining themselves by evolving from 20th-century-style manufacturing centers to 21st-century hubs of commerce and culture. While each city realizes its own evolution in its own way, one important ingredient of these transformations is... read more

October 27, 2017

How can play areas in cities open up new ways to interact with and experience space?

This was the question that prompted Mexico City's Laboratorio para la Ciudad to host the "Urban Toys" competition, seeking architectural proposals for temporary urban interventions that will reactivate... read more

August 03, 2017

Smart cities might are often defined by technology like autonomous vehicles, IoT and sensors, but cities can smarten up in some low-tech ways, too. Here are some ideas that cities can pursue to enhance quality of life and connectivity for citizens - without a wireless signal or camera sensor.... read more

August 10, 2016

Every city seems to want more parks. And, when real estate is at a premium and park land is scarce, officials often develop parks in very strange places.

August 09, 2016

It is no longer news that more than half of the world's population now lives in places that can be classified as "urban." The village and the isolated farm increasingly are things of the past. The massive urbanization of Asian countries, China in particular, stands out for its pace and sweeping... read more

June 04, 2015

As the "Internet of Things" revolution picks up and previously static objects are given intelligence, smart cities appear poised to push broad quality-of-life improvements in connected urban areas. This trend was reinforced at TM Forum Live this week as a company called Internet of Parks, which... read more

June 03, 2015

Philadelphia is a resilient city that has worked hard to raise its global profile. Despite its struggles with the recent economic downturn, the city is always looking for ways to attract corporate investment and business development in its communities.

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