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TED Talk: How to Reimagine the Streets of the Future with Janette Sadik-Khan

June 11, 2015 by Future Cape Town

A TED talk by Janette Sadik-Khan

In this funny and thought-provoking TED talk, Janette Sadik-Khan, transportation commissioner of New York City, shares projects that have reshaped street life in the 5 boroughs, including pedestrian zones in Times Square, high-performance buses and a 6,000-cycle-strong bike share.[read more]

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Collaborative Video Map, A New Tool for Risk Analysis

June 3, 2015 by Camilo Prats

Using Google Maps and videos in disaster management

How can new technologies and collaborative platforms help us to understand the territorial phenomena and global changes? After the historical floods faced by numerous cities in the Atacama Desert during May 25th, a group of Chilean academics started using citizens videos and mapping technics to develop new tools for Risk Analysis and educational purposes.[read more]

VIDEO: Kevin Krizek on Bicycling in the Netherlands

May 29, 2015 by David Levinson

Kevin Krizek

A video about bicycling in the Netherlands, in the form of an interview with Kevin Krizek, one of the two authors of the book Planning for Place and Plexus: Metropolitan Land Use and Transport.[read more]

The 6 Rules of Making Attractive City [VIDEO]

May 22, 2015 by Future Cape Town

Creating Urban Appeal

This short, brilliant video is a manifesto featuring Alain de Botton, the founder of London’s The School of Life, who explains how to make attractive cities with six fundamental rules. Botton explains that city planners should identify more scientifically the principles that determine how a city gets to become ugly or pretty.[read more]

The Perfect High Street

May 17, 2015 by Brandon Donnelly

High Streets and Design

How do you create and maintain a thriving high street in this era of increasing online shopping? This was one of the questions that Monocle asked at its recent Quality of Life Conference in Lisbon, along with an interesting video with its recommendations.[read more]

The Power of Architecture [VIDEO]

December 26, 2014 by Brandon Donnelly

Architecture Lecture

Architect Bjarke Ingels recently gave a talk at the WIRED by Design conference. I’m a big fan of his work. What I like is how process driven his firm is. As he explains at the beginning of the video, they always start by researching and analyzing the situation before figuring out how they’re going to intervene.[read more]

Getting Animated about Transit Oriented Development in Mexico [VIDEO]

October 30, 2014 by Future Cape Town

Mexico TOD

ITDP Mexico’s “Mejores Calles, Mejores Ciudades” (Better Streets, Better Cities) video advocates the implementation of TOD strategies across the country. This impetus is greater given it responds to the demographic trends of the country: 77% of Mexico’s citizens live in cities.[read more]

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VIDEO: What Makes a Sustainable City?

October 7, 2014 by David Thorpe
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David Thorpe

A talk and presentation by David Thorpe at Cardiff's Green City event on Saturday 27 September 2014. David is the Special Correspondent on Sustainable Cities Collective.[read more]

Rotterdam: Story of an Open City [VIDEO]

September 17, 2014 by Future Cape Town

Rotterdam as Open City

 

"This is a city haunted by the past, nostalgic for the future and unable to live in the present." This opening message evokes the polemic of Rotterdam, the Netherlands’ ‘second city’. This portrait of Rotterdam reflects on past struggles such as the Rotterdam Blitz that destroyed the city centre in the spring of 1940.[read more]

How Do Single Stream Recycling Materials Get Separated? [VIDEO]

September 12, 2014 by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Recycling Methods

You don’t have to be really old to remember the days when “recycling” meant “separating your paper from your aluminum from your plastic.” When we lived in Las Vegas in the ’90s, our curbside service gave us three different bins for materials.[read more]

Watch Urban Growth Unfold in these Amazing Visualizations from Cities Worldwide

September 9, 2014 by TheCityFix - produced by WRICities
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Images of Urban Growth

The NYU Stern Urbanization Project has created a number of fascinating time-lapse videos showing urban land use in different cities from the 1800s through to 2000. These videos strikingly depict the well-evidenced trend of urban growth, both in population and land area.[read more]

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VIDEO: Innovation + Territory Film Sessions: Urban Metabolism

July 8, 2014 by Camilo Prats

A video about urban metabolism and water.

How do you cope in a place where it hasn't rained for 400 years? Innovation + Territory Film Sessions is an incredible effort to create a new educational product for planners interested in research and innovation applied to territory, revealing the hidden metabolism of cities and how it should be sustained.[read more]