Tag Archives: urban design

Back to the Futurist Interview

Alexander Phillips was kind enough to interview me for the very cool “Back to the Futurist” series over at URBNFUTR.  The series highlights some interesting ideas on the future of cities and those who think about them.  Many thanks to @MelissaSterry and the entire URBNFUTR team for the recommendation. PS – Their bio is a bit outdated […]

Dubai, Science Fiction City

I recently moved to Dubai, where I snapped this shot this morning. Rolling fog in Dubai this morning looking beautiful #SciFi http://yfrog.com/h7ql5kqj Soon Chris Nelder and Alexis Madrigal picked it up, which led to over 60 RT’s and coverage in The Atlantic and Gizmodo.  Alexis said, Wow. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a city look more like “the future” than […]

An Interview with GBN

I recently did a Q & A for the Fall 2010 issue of the GBN Bulletin (pdf here). Here is an extract from the PDF, in which I talk about crowdsourced scenarios, urban change, design & strategy. I’ve added links and re-inserted a few of references and shout-outs that didn’t make it into the final edit, […]

Oxford Future of Cities Scenarios

Last year I participated in a large scenario planning effort as part of the University of Oxford’s “Future of Cities” programme. The project interviewed a range of business leaders, property developers, environmentalists, community activists, political scientists, engineers, architects and designers from around the world.  It then extracted a variety of themes and drivers in using a traditional […]

Real time data collection, urban parametric modeling and remote control urbanism

This is talk I gave last year at the Resources for Urban Design (RUDI), on the potentials and possibilities offered by new wireless sensor technologies for urban planning and design. A fun and fast overview. Topics covered include: Smart bricks Spimes RFID sensor networks Real time data collection Dynamic ride sharing and transportation Remote control […]