The Future City: Visionary Urban Architecture and Design

In The Future City: Visionary Urban Architecture and Design, journalist Alyn Griffiths delves into the thought-provoking concepts influencing the development of cities and the structures therein, from the present day onward. To illustrate these, Griffiths highlights 40 pioneering projects that touch upon subjects ranging from climate change to digital culture and population density. This 192-page hardcover book is an insightful, well researched glimpse into the …

Architect Liam Young’s City Concept Can House The Population of The Entire Planet

In his latest experiment, speculative architect Liam Young designed a city that can house 10 billion people—the estimated population of the world in 2050. This “Planet City” constructs a regenerative future—one in which the city, occupying 0.2 percent of the earth, sustains space to restore nature, returns stolen lands, staves off climate change and fosters a new myriad of cultures. While this experiment is not …

Tiny Community Forests Emerge in Cities

Across Europe, as well as in India and other countries, communities—and organizations like IVN Nature Education in The Netherlands—have been developing basketball-court-sized native forests. On a small scale, these are “hyperlocal responses to large-scale environmental challenges,” according to National Geographic. But these areas also provide a patch of peace and serenity that bring nature closer to children in cities. They offer shade and even attract …