Content tagged with: cities in transition
Blog - In the year 2013, more than half of the world’s population will live in cities. According to the United Nations, that part will increase to no less than 70% in 2050. Cities will accommodate 90% of the world’s population growth, account for 50% of global CO2 emissions and consume 70% of energy resources. That confronts us with a fair number of problems. How will new residents be accommodated? Where and how will they live? How will they move around, and where to? What energy will they use? And what about their food?
Blog - The challenges cities are facing today are many and complex in both span and scale. The 56th IFHP World Congress brought people from all over the world to discuss these urban challenges. As part of the lectures there were a number of different study visits attached with seminars in different parts of the city. The study visits, which were covering a selection of projects, happenings and areas in Gothenburg, were in different ways relevant and connected to the congress theme ‘The Inclusive City in a Global World’.
Blog - IFHP Travel Squad: In order to face the massive challenges that cities are faced with today, do we need a whole new way of urban planning and urban leadership?
Blog - We asked Professor Hall three questions: In order to face the massive challenges that cities are faced with today, do we then need a whole new way of urban planning and urban leadership? What are the potentials and risks with IT companies increasingly influencing urban planning agenda? What is the most important recommendation that you would give city leaders in order to create more sustainable cities? Here you can watch the full interview:
Blog - Chipperfied & friends at the architecture biennial in Venice The curator of this year’s biennale, David Chipperfield, has invited a group of architects to the Arsenale with an agenda that appears to be looking more back than forward. At least that is the impression you get when walk through the Arsenale, the main exhibition venue at the Venice Biennale. As always, you need to spend at least a day to get the full picture. The amount of information is massive.
Blog - We asked to Dr. Cheong three questions: IFHP Travel Squad: Dr. Cheong, what do you see as the three most pressing challenges in cities today?
Blog - The rapid urbanization across the globe creates multiple challenges in planning, development, and operation of cities. These challenges call for new ways of thinking urban planning and development, which have led to new strategic concepts such as ‘Smart Cities’. A key idea in this approach to developing cities is to find ways that data and information from the city is systematically monitored and used to manage the city more effectively economically and environmentally.
Blog - During 1963, IFHP celebrated its “Golden Jubilee”, or first 50 years of existence, in the Arnhem area in The Netherlands. The theme for the conference “Bigger Cities or More Cities?” reflected the same concerns Ebenezer Howard had some 50 years earlier, leading to the ‘Garden Cities’ concept.
Blog - The urban population in the world is going to explode - that’s a fact and it’s unstoppable. What we don’t know is how cities will look like in the future. Will we have cities that are living nightmares – crime-ridden, polluted, or will we have dream-like cities, sustainable, green, friendly cities? Around the globe, cities, think-tanks, academics and networks are struggling to find answers.