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Nabeel Hamdi – The Placemaker’s Guide to Building Community
Nabeel Hamdi - The Placemaker's Guide to Building Community

Professor Nabeel Hamdi offers new tools for engaging communities as agents of change in the process of place-making.

Urban Age Electric City: Saskia Sassen – Urbanising technology
Urban Age Electric City: Saskia Sassen - Urbanising technology

How can technology dictate the future development of our cities?

Slavoj Zizek on Architecture and Aesthetics
Slavoj Zizek on Architecture and Aesthetics

Architecture and pleasure from the aesthetics of the common beauty icons. Slavoj Zizek, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia). Filmed Thursday, June 10, 2010. Video belongs to Arquitectura y Sociedad (Foundation for Architecture and Society).

Pablo Sanchez Chillon – Una visione complessiva della città intelligente, dalle infrastrutture al ruolo dei cittadin (italian)
Pablo Sanchez Chillon - Una visione complessiva della città intelligente, dalle infrastrutture al ruolo dei cittadin (italian)

Secondo Sànchez Chillón, il Cityzentrism può essere notevolmente potenziato, aumentando la partecipazione civica, specialmente dei più giovani, attraverso l’uso di meccanismi e situazioni da gioco, un concetto che lui riassume con il termine Gamification. Si approfitta “dell’umana predisposizione psicologica ad impegnarsi nel gioco, promuovendo sfide collettive nei contesti urbani e trasformando così i compiti di [...]

Terence McKenna: Culture is not your friend
Terence McKenna: Culture is not your friend

Culture is not your friend, it’s an impediment to understanding what’s going on. That’s why to my mind the word cult and the word culture have a direct relationship to each other. Culture is a cult and if you feel revulsion at the thought of somebody offering to the great carrot, just notice that your [...]

THE GREEN MACHINE : A BRIEF, ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE BICYCLE IN PLANETARY PERSPECTIVE
THE GREEN MACHINE : A BRIEF, ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE BICYCLE IN PLANETARY PERSPECTIVE

Iain Boal is one of the world’s foremost bicycle historians. At a lecture hosted by the Copenhagen Museum he speaks about the history of the bicycle and the acute need for a revised ‘grown up’ history of the bicycle. Debunking myths along the way, his riveting and fascinating lecture spells out the fantastic history of [...]

Talk at Danish Architecture Centre
Talk at Danish Architecture Centre

Alex Steffen Talk on sustainable cities at DAC, Danish Architecture Centre, Copenhagen 30 OCT 2008. Alex Steffen Talk at Danish Architecture Centre from Sustainable Cities™ on Vimeo.

Why Art and the Creative Class will Never Save Cities
Why Art and the Creative Class will Never Save Cities

Thomas Sevcik, Managing Director, do-tank arthesia, Zurich/Los Angeles Art Salon | Urbanism | Why Art and the Creative Class will Never Save Cities from Art Basel on Vimeo.

Collaboration is much more than consultation
Collaboration is much more than consultation

Alice Lester, programme manager at the Planning Advisory Service, addresses the “Neighbourhood planning makes better places” audience. cabe.org.uk/planning Collaboration is much more than consultation from CABE on Vimeo.

Localism, open source and collaborative planning
Localism, open source and collaborative planning

Kathy MacEwen, head of planning advice at CABE, on proposed reforms to the planning system and the key levers for good design. cabe.org.uk/planning

Working with communities on collaborative planning
Working with communities on collaborative planning

Marilyn Taylor, CABE LDF workshop chair, on the challenges, opportunities and potential successes of true collaborative planning. cabe.org.uk/planning Working with communities on collaborative planning from CABE on Vimeo.

The challenge for localism
The challenge for localism

Vincent Goodstadt, CABE LDF workshop chair, on the new planning system and the continuing need for strategic spatial planning. cabe.org.uk/planning The challenge for localism from CABE on Vimeo.

Neighbourhood plans and localism: a local authority perspective
Neighbourhood plans and localism: a local authority perspective

Paul Watson, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and CABE LDF workshop chair, on localism and the opportunities for planners. cabe.org.uk/planning Neighbourhood plans and localism: a local authority perspective from CABE on Vimeo.

A fine city for people
A fine city for people

A presentation by Lars Gemzoe which outlines how creating a quality environment for people is paramount and must be considered before anything else in order to achieve a lively and sustainable public realm. A fine city for people 1/5 from CABE on Vimeo.

Understanding the power of streets
Understanding the power of streets

Urban designer Sue McGlynn outlines power, influence and decision-making in the urban design process and summarises the spatial attributes of quality streets including the two- and three-dimensional elements of place. Understanding the power of streets from CABE on Vimeo.

Sing a song of sustainable cities
Sing a song of sustainable cities

Jaime Lerner reinvented urban space in his native Curitiba, Brazil. Along the way, he changed the way city planners worldwide see what’s possible in the metropolitan landscape. From building opera houses with wire to mapping the connection between the automobile and your mother-in-law, Jaime Lerner delights in discovering eccentric solutions to vexing urban problems. In [...]

Ciudad Global (spanish)
Ciudad Global (spanish)

Saskia Sassen, profesora Robert S. Lynd de sociología en la Universidad de Columbia, dictó una conferencia sobre ciudad global, concepto creado por esta reconocida académica, el 8 de noviembre de 2011 durante el lanzamiento de cerca de 60 publicaciones de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad de los Andes. Saskia Sassen es copresidenta [...]

Triumph of the City: how our greatest invention makes us richer, smarter, greener, healthier and happier
Triumph of the City: how our greatest invention makes us richer, smarter, greener, healthier and happier

Building and maintaining cities is difficult and density has costs, but in this presentation Professor Edward Glaeser will argue that these costs are worth bearing, because whether in London’s ornate arcades or Rio’s fractious favelas, whether in the high rises of Hong Kong or the dusty workplaces of Dharavi, our culture, our prosperity, and our [...]

Architecture that senses and responds
Architecture that senses and responds

With his team at SENSEable City Lab, MIT’s Carlo Ratti makes cool things by sensing the data we create. He pulls from passive data sets — like the calls we make, the garbage we throw away — to create surprising visualizations of city life. And he and his team create dazzling interactive environments from moving [...]

The Future of Smart Cities
The Future of Smart Cities

A leading researcher on globalization, global cities and new technologies Saskia Sassen discusses the current hype around smart cities. She reminds us that “It is the need to design a system that puts all that technology truly at the service of the inhabitants—and not the other way around.”

Hackitectura (spanish)
Hackitectura (spanish)

http://hackitectura.net HACKITECTURA from Guillermo Cruz on Vimeo.

La ciudad como la utopía de conciliar distintos imposibles (spanish)
La ciudad como la utopía de conciliar distintos imposibles (spanish)

Jesús Silva-Herzog teoriza sobre la ciudad como la utopía de conciliar distintos imposibles. Un escenario en el que sus protagonistas antagónicos se manifiestan en la forma desde un bosque delimitado por calles y volúmenes de concreto (Central Park, NY), hasta en una plaza rodeada por los edificios más representativos como símbolos de poder y religión [...]

New Soft City
New Soft City

Muti-sensory interaction design now merges with architecture, planning and an urbanism informed by a gentle ambient drizzle of everyday data – and so a new soft city is being created, alive once again to the touch of its citizens. Dan Hill is a designer and urbanist. He’s been working at the forefront of interaction design [...]

Intelligent City
Intelligent City

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