Many companies equate new technology with innovation, but actual innovation in cities means using tech in concert with bureaucracy, on-the-ground awareness, and challenging political choices.
Data influences WeWork’s real estate deals, construction sequence, and design choices. There’s a sense that acquiring data literacy makes architecture relevant in a tech-dominated era.
The Manhattan flagship, the first of its kind in the United States, is not only a shrine to sportswear but an homage to Nike’s unique design process—past and future.
While Hudson Yards delivers on some advanced infrastructure, its initial promises of urban data-driven management have (so far) proved more aspirational than practical.
The design, which could unlock previously unattainable forms and reduce material waste, is collaboration between teams at ETH Zurich, Zaha Hadid Architects, and research studio Architecture Extrapolated.
#CES2019 provided insight into how city governments and the private sector are reimagining the urban landscape, especially vis-a-vis transportation.
Metropolis spoke with Nithin Rao, cofounder of Ford subsidiary Autonomic, to discuss the digital platform that Ford is developing for mobility apps and providers.
Metropolis interviews Seleta Reynolds, general manager of L.A.’s Department of Transportation (LADOT), about modernizing transit and making cities more equitable.
This forthcoming generation of cellular network promises to power a new wave of smart city and mobility technologies.
A panel discussion on the first day of CES explored how Autonomous Vehicles could revitalize urban transit—or foment congestion and bad urbanism.
With the tech industry facing scandals and fresh challenges, will its tone around smart cities, autonomous vehicles, and other innovations be more restrained in 2019?
Shown at Stockholm's ArkDes this fall and now available online, Value in the Virtual explores how our everyday experiences of the built environment will be changed through virtual and augmented reality.
Professors at Parsons, Princeton, Yale, and MIT are using a platform called Are.na to help students collaborate without judgment and create in the public eye.
While questions surrounding data collection loom, the renderings hint at what the technology company hopes to achieve on the Toronto waterfront.
Existing streets could host new high-tech transportation services, though ensuring those new transit systems bring equitable growth is a challenge.
Edwin Schlossberg, president and principal designer of ESI Design, shares how his directorship of Fuller’s World Game continues to shape his work.
Adams's work, including her projects for space habitats, broke the law of gravity.
The cycle of digital innovation in architecture is far from over.
Numerous panels of a recent smart cities conference in New York–including a keynote from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel—highlighted how technology could exacerbate today's inequalities.
Julia Goldberg, BuzzFeed's vice president of facilities, real estate, and security, describes how she creates and manages her company's offices across the globe.