How Denser Cities Can Be More Liveable

How Denser Cities Can Be More Liveable

  • April 8, 2020

Today’s society is facing lots of problems when it comes to cities, such as global warming, congestion, segregation, ... We witness rapid urbanization with limited resources, therefore one of the goals of sustainable development is increasing the density of cities. It is important to note that greater density does not…

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Professor Imdat As On Artificial Intelligence In Architecture

Professor Imdat As on Artificial Intelligence in Architecture

  • February 24, 2020

Is Artificial Intelligence the doom of the architecture profession and design services (as some warn) or a way to improve the overall design quality of the built environment, expanding and extending design services in ways yet to be explored? Dr. Imdat As is an architect with an expertise in digital design who…

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How Will Autonomous Vehicles Impact Cities?

How Will Autonomous Vehicles Impact Cities?

  • December 20, 2019

Illustrations by: Mengxin Li, https://mengxinli.com/ One of the biggest autonomous cars manufacturer Tesla is creating all their newest cars with all the needed hardware for fully autonomous driving. However, Tesla is not the only one trying to bring car operation to computers. Big brands like Audi, GM, Google, Uber, are…

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How Can Using Form Factor Reduce Energy Consumption Of Buildings?

How Can Using Form Factor Reduce Energy Consumption of Buildings?

  • January 31, 2019

Energy efficiency of a building is important for several reasons. It determines the building’s value on the market. People prefer energy efficient buildings because they have lower running costs. Last, but not least, building energy efficient buildings contributes to better and more sustainable environment - for example, buildings account for…

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Estimate A City’s Carbon Footprint With Google Maps

Estimate a city’s carbon footprint with Google maps

  • September 29, 2018

On September 10th, Google launched an online tool that can estimate the carbon footprint of a city. The tool estimates carbon emissions from all the buildings and transportation in the city. In addition, the tool evaluates the rooftop solar potential of the city buildings. The tool is called the Environmental Insights Explorer and was created in partnership…

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Cities Are Complex Dynamic Systems

Cities are Complex Dynamic Systems

  • May 30, 2018

Technological disruptions combined with environmental, social and economic changes are transforming the way we live. This affects the development and management of contemporary cities directly. As a consequence, our cities are facing many new challenges that need to be taken into account when planning them. Let's look at the major…

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