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Old Power Plants, New Energy

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...by Ontario Power Generation. Power plants themselves are ripe for adaptive reuse as the structure of the building is almost always in the exterior walls; this leaves vast open spaces...

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Welcome to the Adaptive City

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The industrial age has given way to the digital era, but what does that mean for our cities? Michael Carl, Director of Analysis and Studies at 2b AHEAD,...

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Reusing Industrial Buildings in an Urban Core

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...low-impact industry back into the city? This is something San Francisco is currently exploring with it’s PDR (Production, Distribution, Repair) zoning. Additionally, many adaptive reuse projects save only traditional brick-and-stone...

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New Uses for Old Shopping Malls

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Shopping malls, once icons of suburban affluence, are dying. As consumer patterns shift and young people lose interest in these former meeting places, many malls are showing a...

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A Driverless Future is not just about the Cars

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...into community-supportive uses, such as micro-housing, urban agriculture and neighbourhood facilities; Strategies for the reuse of street parking and excess road space, such as priority boarding areas on sidewalks for...

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Building Cities like Forests

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Historically unprecedented urban growth has led to tremendous technological advancements but has severely diminished cities’ long-term sustainability. Inspired by similarities between urban systems and the natural environment, architects,...

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Smart City // Dumb City

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...The smart city comes with numerous benefits, from more adaptive mobility systems to enhanced service coordination, but when does a smart city turn dumb? In an insightful article, New...

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Ecology, Design Patterns & the Self-Building City

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While a resurgence in mixed-use development has contributed to more human-scale districts, Färgfabriken‘s Jan Ryden argues in a recent article for Volume, that it often lacks the diversity...

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What COP21 Means to Urban Planners

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After long nights, intense negotiating, and ultimately the most important international climate deal in history, it’s time to get to work. Home to the majority of the world’s...

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Stone Age Solutions with a Digital Twist

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Facing an unprecedented drought, Los Angeles is turning to an ancient water-management solution, cisterns, combined with new technology, the cloud. As Next City writes, the project, initiated by...

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