From India to Iowa, Fast Company takes a look at the new wave of cities wired for information, communication, sustainability, and efficiency–and the corporations powering them. The first place of the 10 Smartest Cities list goes to Songdo City, in South Korea.
Archive for 2011
The Big City Blog presents five tools for the assessment of the sustainable building developments. These tools enable us to take into account a number of other factors beyond the economic gain, such as social, environmental and economic needs, in order to arrive at a truly sustainable built environment.
“Cities will be smart. They will be more beautiful, more exquisitely made in parts and more assembled ad hoc in other parts. More resourceful and more transparently knowable. Unlike today’s “dumb cities” that sit like the dead materials that they are, future cities will be alive in a Biomimicry sense, evolving, learning, and growing.”