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The Environmental Challenges of MegaCities – Professor Carolyn Roberts

Faced with escalating population pressure and new construction technologies, western architects are designing cities in the skies, and under the sea. If built, these will sit alongside older metropolitan areas such as London, Tokyo and Shanghai, where more and more people are squeezing into built-up areas. The era of megacities is already with us, and …

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Wendover Productions: Urban Geography: Why We Live Where We Do

Rich Americans live in the Suburbs; Rich Europeans live downtown. Why do cities on the two continents have different structures? European cities are much, much older than American cities and that age difference has naturally led to many interesting differences in the layout of each city. The wealthy population of America often live in suburbs …

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Mind Warehouse: What Would Happen If Humans Disappeared?

Imagine that all people suddenly disappeared from the planet. The reason is irrelevant, just imagine the result. Now we are going to tell what is going to happen after we are gone.

Arteidetv: Blackout City

Have you ever wondered how the world’s cities would look like if we did not have lighting ?  

GoPro: Roberta Mancino’s Night Life

Roberta Mancino is flyes a wingsuit over Panama City at night, need more be said? Check it out above, or below. GoPro Athlete Roberta Mancino embarks on a stunning wingsuit flight over Panama City at night.  

Robert Muggah: How to protect fast-growing cities from failing

Worldwide, violence is on the decline, but in the crowded cities of the global south — cities like Aleppo, Bamako and Caracas — violence is actually accelerating, fueled by the drug trade, mass unemployment and civil unrest. Security researcher Robert Muggah turns our attention toward these “fragile cities,” super-fast-growing places where infrastructure is weak and …

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The Aspen Institute: Wheels of Change: What’s Driving the Future of Urban Mobility

Janette Sadik-Khan, Principal, Bloomberg Associates Donald Shoup, Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies, UCLA John Zimmer, Co-Founder and President, Lyft Moderator: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic Presented by the Aspen Institute, The Atlantic, and Bloomberg Philanthropies, the second annual CityLab: Global Solutions to …

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Moshe Safdie: How to reinvent the apartment building

In 1967, Moshe Safdie reimagined the monolithic apartment building, creating “Habitat ’67,” which gave each unit an unprecedented sense of openness. Nearly 50 years later, he believes the need for this type of building is greater than ever. In this short talk, Safdie surveys a range of projects that do away with the high-rise and …

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TED Ed: Urbanization and the evolution of cities across 10,000 years

About 10,000 years ago, hunter-gatherers, aided by rudimentary agriculture, moved to semi-permanent villages and never looked back. With further developments came food surpluses, leading to commerce, specialization and, many years later with the Industrial Revolution, the modern city. Vance Kite plots our urban past and how we can expect future cities to adapt to our …

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SRC: An Urbanizing Planet

The Stockholm Resilience Centre is a new international centre that advances transdisciplinary research for governance of social-ecological systems with a special emphasis on resilience – the ability to deal with change and continue to develop. It is a joint initiative between Stockholm University, the Stockholm Environment Institute and the Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics …

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Milken institute: Creating Smarter Cities

In this discussion hosted by the Milken Insitute, the future of cities are discussed. At this juncture, we have good notion of what a 21st century city should look like. In many ways, though, our cities don’t match that picture. Among those concerns is the effect of declining municipal finances on urban infrastructure that’s in …

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