Issue No. 6 | 2019

News of tomorrow

Flowers and a Building in the background © Paul G. Wiegman

29.03.2019 | Onlineredaktion Berlin TXL

Pittsburgh's 'living building' focuses on eco-friendly construction

The Center for Sustainable Landscapes is a space for visitors to dig deeper into their sustainability education and for researchers to experiment with and learn from the thousands of data points collected daily by sensors around building.

Tech used to be for the rich. Now they're paying to avoid it.

One of the hottest commodities amongst the uber-wealthy right now isn’t a flying motorcycle or $5.5 million yacht – it’s human contact. This new trend could widen the gap between the rich and the poor.

The psychology behind Trump's fear of self-driving cars

No matter how many times experts tell us that cutting-edge technologies might be (or soon become) safer than earlier ones, many of us have a hard time giving up control, or the semblance of it.

WeWork wants to build the 'Future of Cities'. What does that mean?

The co-working startup is hatching plans to deploy data to reimagine urban problems. In the past, it has profiled neighborhoods based on class indicators. The company is partnering with cities in order to tackle the most pressing issues of modern cities.

Art empowers people to reimagine their city's future.

From crises in housing and public space, to social unrest due to austerity measures and environmental destruction – in this era of urban upheaval, city leaders often turn to art as a way of empowering local communities.

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