Posts tagged with 'design'
Apple’s New Campus Eliminates Surface Parking, Adds Cars to Traffic
Apple’s New Campus Eliminates Surface Parking, Adds Cars to Traffic
Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc., unveiled his company’s plans for a new campus for approval on Tuesday at the Cupertino City Council Meeting. The new campus will occupy 98 acres of land bought from Hewlett Packard Co., in ...
Friday Fun: Print Your Own Bicycle in 3D
Friday Fun: Print Your Own Bicycle in 3D
Want a bicycle as strong as steel but half as heavy? Print it out using 3D laser printing technology. Two British engineers designed the revolutionary Airbike, the first two-wheeler made entirely of nylon through a process known as additive layer manufacturing (ALM), ...
Friday Fun: Driverless City
Friday Fun: Driverless City
The Audi Urban Future Award is an international competition among privately selected architectural firms to design the future of cities. The initiative is Audi’s effort to look at the urban environment as a laboratory and to create a changed reality ...
Avoiding Traffic Crashes with High-Tech Cameras
Avoiding Traffic Crashes with High-Tech Cameras
Continental, the Germany-based international automotive components supplier, developed a stereo camera as a component of its braking system. The camera recognizes pedestrians and prevents serious road injuries. The company hopes that this new device will help prevent or at least ...
Multinational Companies Target Developing Cities for Increased Profits
Multinational Companies Target Developing Cities for Increased Profits
A recent article in Forbes highlighted the role that multinational companies play in improving quality of life for the lowest-income neighborhoods of developing countries. The rapid growth of cities and the expanding informal housing sections have proven to be a ...
By The City/For The City: Civic Involvement Improves New York
By The City/For The City: Civic Involvement Improves New York
The Institute for Urban Design (IfUD), a nonprofit organization fostering dialogue in urban planning, and the Project for Public Spaces (PPS), a nonprofit planning and design organization, are collecting ideas on how to design a better New York City through ...
Friday Fun: Colorful Chalk Markings for Bike Paths
Friday Fun: Colorful Chalk Markings for Bike Paths
Contrail, created by ULICU, a social innovation company, is a small attachment to your bicycle that dispenses non-toxic and eco-friendly chalk liquid on to the tire of your bike and leaves a temporary mark on the pavement. The project wrapped ...
Practical Design for the Urban Poor
Practical Design for the Urban Poor
The United Nations will be hosting an exhibition on design solutions to improve the quality of life for the urban poor. Titled, “Design for the Other 90%: CITIES,” the exhibition is by Cooper-Hewitt, the Smithsonian National Design Museum, and it ...
TheCityFix Picks, April 15: Malaysian Mass Transit, Brownfield Conversions, Clean Time Square Air
TheCityFix Picks, April 15: Malaysian Mass Transit, Brownfield Conversions, Clean Time Square Air
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
Los Angeles County “RENEWS” Model Streets Manual
Los Angeles County “RENEWS” Model Streets Manual
In an effort to improve the health and livability of cities, Los Angeles County (LAC) provided grants of up to $240,000 to nine applicants as part of its Renewing Environments for Nutrition, Exercise and Wellness (RENEW) initiative. The grants are ...
Friday Fun: BYOBL! Bring Your Own Bike Lane
Friday Fun: BYOBL! Bring Your Own Bike Lane
Altitude Inc., a Boston-based design firm, released the prototype for a laser-projected bike lane to accompany cyclists during night trips. Alex Tee and Evan Grant, the engineers behind the concept, designed the tool to ensure safety for cyclists by making ...
Friday Fun: Urbanized by Gary Hustwit
Friday Fun: Urbanized by Gary Hustwit
Gary Hustwit, the independent filmmaker behind “Helvetica” and “Objectified,” has partnered with cinematographer Luke Geissbuhler to work on a third documentary, “Urbanized.” Gary’s first film documentary, named after the font Helvetica, looks at typography, graphic design and global visual design. Gary’s ...
Friday Fun: Garden Buses
Friday Fun: Garden Buses
New York University student Marco Antonio Castro Cosio developed a playful design of a bus with a “green roof,” aimed at rethinking quality of life in the city. The designer, who attends the Interactive Telecommunications Program at the Tisch School of the ...
What Are Best Practices in Transit Branding, Marketing and Communications?
What Are Best Practices in Transit Branding, Marketing and Communications?
EMBARQ, the producer of this blog, is preparing a new guidebook for cities and transit agencies about the importance of branding, marketing and communications when creating new transit services. This publication will be a very visual guide to best practices ...
TT2011: The Need for a New Paradigm in Transport Data Collection and Analysis
TT2011: The Need for a New Paradigm in Transport Data Collection and Analysis
In a large city with broad institutional capacity like New York City, a lot of data is available. The city has access to a lot of useful numbers from a variety of sources, from community-based organizations that track the block-by-block details ...
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