Sep 16, 2022
Our housing initiative, “New Housing Solutions” is dedicated to understanding the challenges posed by the complex nature of urban housing across the world and exploring innovations in affordability, community, and health.
Sep 16, 2022
Dive deeper into the latest urban issues with some of the world’s leading contemporary experts. This professional training program provides an insider’s guide to successful projects and policies shaping cities across the globe. It’s designed to inspire, educate, provoke debate, and offer both novel conceptual frameworks and practical tools for city-makers while addressing urban issues from a transdisciplinary and systemic lense.
Aug 19, 2022
Virtual Learning Series | In partnership with the Toyota Mobility Foundation Next Optimized Generation Autonomous Suburbs Today, suburban areas are home to an ever-increasing majority of the global population. Trends indicate that growth within greater metropolitan areas now outpaces that in urban cores and will continue to do so into the future. As areas of…
May 08, 2022
The urgent need for our transition to a net-zero economy puts cities on the front lines of physical and systemic transformation. Cities produce more than half of the world’s emissions: reducing these emissions would have a significant impact on the fight against climate change. But as a new report from McKinsey Global Institute shows, reaching net-zero emissions isn’t easy and will require enormous economic and societal adjustments. What will this transition to net-zero look like, and who is paying for it?
Nov 18, 2021
Through webinars and in-person events, these dialogues will convene greenfield cities from around the world and experts from all sectors to share best practices, lessons learned, and the tools needed for urbanization. We will have crucial discussions about the future of sustainability, mobility, and much more in new master-planned cities around the world. Dialogue #1:…
Nov 10, 2021
How can we reappropriate space to meet the evolving needs of urban populations? A NewCities & ArchDaily collaboration with Bouygues Construction Before diving into the conversation, let’s start by defining four crucial principles that help cities respond to community needs while limiting urban sprawl and minimizing the environmental impact of new construction. Transformation – adapting an…
Jul 29, 2021
Is It Finally Infrastructure Week? The Big Rethink | July 29, 2020 If construction happens in a city and no one is around to complain… is it completed ahead of schedule and under budget? Until very recently, frustrations with never ending construction were simply part of urban experience. With traffic significantly reduced by COVID-19, infrastructure…
Dec 07, 2020
For our final episode of the weekly Big Rethink series before relaunching in 2021, Data Action author and MIT Civic Data Design Lab director Sarah Williams joins us to discuss the uses and abuses of urban data, surveillance in “smart cities,” and who this data is for. Watch now Photo credit: Pexels
Nov 17, 2020
Photo by Alvin Engler on Unsplash With the U.S. elections in the rear-view mirror and a vaccine on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking about what a new administration — and new normal — might look like. Brave New Home author Diana Lind joins us to discuss the cognitive dissonance between the pandemic-induced desire…
Oct 28, 2020
Photo by yue su on Unsplash By now it’s a cliché to note more than half the world’s people live in cities. But how does the other half live? That’s the question tackled by both the Guggenheim Museum’s “Countryside: The Future” exhibit and Blockchain Chicken Farm author Xiaowei Wang, who spent several years exploring the…