One day will we build cities 4 wildlife & design the countryside for people? @TNatureOfCities htt…

And so we return to my original question. It seems to me that much of the current discussion around biophilic and biodiverse cities is often focussed on the features that are lacking in urban environments, which help to explain why we are left with the species that currently persist. While this is a very general statement and there will obviously be exceptions, in most cases the actions we are taking to create and design biodiverse cities involve retrofitting and post-development innovations. This investment in creating cities where humans and biodiversity can co-habit remains critical for all of the reasons that have led to this movement beginning in the first place. However, with the reframing from urbanisation to urbanity, the physical location and spatial extent of the urban influence is going to change with subtle but significant cumulative impacts for biodiversity an...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/nature-cities/1068...

Tweets

In the Future, Will We Build Cities for Wildlif...

And so we return to my original question. It seems to me that much of the current discussion around biophilic and biodiver...

How will our cities evolve? What do you think? ...

And so we return to my original question. It seems to me that much of the current discussion around biophilic and biodiver...

Urban Village Design and Informal Settlements | Sustainable Cities Collective

Urban Village Design and Informal Settlements |...

An “urban village” is a very unique spatial and social landscape formed by the rapid urbanization process in China’s major...

Robot Taxis Will Reshape Urban Landscapes

Robot Taxis Will Reshape Urban Landscapes

spectrum.ieee.org 29 Apr '15, 3pm

IEEE Spectrum has already reported on the race to build the first robot taxis. We noted in a February article that Google ...

The Urban Homestead: Growing Better Cities from Small Urban Spaces by @thisbigcity

The Urban Homestead: Growing Better Cities from...

There’s been lot of love shown recently to the notion of cities becoming ‘resilient’, ‘good’…or just plain fabulous. Take ...

Top 10 Features of Bike-Friendly Cities by @Urb...

The Danish urban design firm, Copenhagenize, publishes annual bicycle friendliness rankings of cities around the world, ba...

Top 10 Features of Bike-Friendly Cities

The Danish urban design firm, Copenhagenize, publishes annual bicycle friendliness rankings of cities around the world, ba...

What Will Driverless Electric Cars Mean for Cities? by @donnelly_b

What Will Driverless Electric Cars Mean for Cit...

T E S L A by Thomas Juel on 500px The story of Elon Musk and why he founded SolarCity, Tesla, and SpaceX is incredibly com...

Why Gated Communities Threaten Democratic Cities by@futurecapetown

Why Gated Communities Threaten Democratic Citie...

‘Unlike apartheid, they do not discriminate on the basis of race … but they restrict and control the movement of everyone....

Urban hiking.

newbalance.com 06 May '15, 3am

We’re proud to be the only major company to make or assemble more than 4 million pairs of athletic footwear per year in th...

How We Use Trello for Product Design and Development — by @thoughtbot

How We Use Trello for Product Design and Develo...

robots.thoughtbot.com 28 Apr '15, 7pm

Our playbook touches upon how we use Trello for all sorts of tasks, from projects to hiring to sales – however, it doesn’t...

NYU Urban Farm Lab Teaches Important Lesson in ...

NYU’s Urban Farm Lab is not your typical classroom, but for students at NYU’s Food Studies program, it’s where they learn ...

Urban Farm Lab: A course that teaches #UrbanAgr...

NYU’s Urban Farm Lab is not your typical classroom, but for students at NYU’s Food Studies program, it’s where they learn ...

#cities #infographics

by CC Huang, Mitch Tobin, and Hallie Kennan With the world’s population rapidly urbanizing, the future of the planet’s cli...

Nature in View, Nature in Design: Reconnecting ...

Poorly conceived design divides us in urban areas from our wilds and has contributed to seeing nature as something isolate...