By what ideas, methods, projects and research approaches do we address major urban issues such as climate change, air and environmental pollution, digitalisation, migration, urbanisation, resource and energy consumption, land consumption and poverty? What strategies of resilience can be established in urban development, urban design, urban planning, infrastructure planning (e.g. waterscapes, transport systems) and landscape architecture? What can we learn from the coronavirus crisis and what design solutions are at our disposal to make our cities more resilient and more future-proof? How do we plan and design greener, healthier, human-centered, sustainable and resilient urban spaces and architecture?
WRAP IT (UP) IN GREEN
The Green Dip: MVRDV and t?f study the implementation of green in different climates throughout the world
Designing the post-anthropocentric world: microbiological landscapes and cities as super-organisms
Animal-, Plant- or Insect-Aided Design as techniques to mitigate stress on urban non-human species
How do we use solar energy effectively to promote the development of liveable and sustainable cities?
“I CALL FOR A LITTLE MORE COMMON SENSE IN PLANNING”
Thomas Auer on KlimaEngineering, robustness in architecture and the power of low-tech
UPSTAIRS NEW YORK
How could the way the city uses its rooftops evolve within the next 20 years?
MACHINES LIKE US
What if AI was a relevant actor to have an impact on sustainable urban development?
CO-DESIGN VIA APP
The digital engagement platform CoDAS strives to enable participation in community design and management
GREEN TECHNOLOGY IN THE SMART CITY
Vincent Mosco on what actually qualifies a smart-city technology as genuinely green
“SO MUCH OF OUR EDUCATION IS BASED ON THEORIES…”
David Sim on the Soft City and its emphasis on simple, low-tech, small-scale, human-centered techniques
FUTURE PROOF GARDEN CITIES
Are Garden Cities underrated in terms of addressing current and future urban and rural challenges? Page 72
Pixel farming as a way to support food security in the countryside and also in an urban context
BIG’s waste-to-energy plant “CopenHill” shows how to combine fun and function
“EVERY CITY IS UNIQUE – THIS IS WHY WE NEED MORE AVAILABLE DATA”
How to sustainably improve the air quality of our cities through AI-based data processing?
MAPPING THE FLOOD
The social justice dimension of green technologies: How does mapping reduce vulnerability and injustice?