Monday, February 25, 2013

From The Financialist
Five Innovations for Cities of the Future

What matters now in urban design are landmark spaces defined by culture, shopping and social experiences. Bonus points go to designs that seamlessly integrate public transportation, whisking passengers away to their next destination by bus, train or bike. Urban paradises of the future are also likely to make sustainability a priority by incorporating ways to recycle energy or natural resources.

Planners, architects and designers are trying to reflect an ascendant urban culture in which a transportation hub, for example, doubles as a work and social space – a place where laptops and smartphones are as common as a ticket stub. Read more: Five Innovations for Cities of the Future | The Financialist

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