San Francisco’s urban planners and architects are creating a unique civic space called Transbay Transit Center. This 1.5 million-square-foot space will include a 5.4-acre rooftop park, cycling and pedestrian passageways, a 1,000-foot office building, and an entire transit infrastructure.
Redesign Detroit! Rock Ventures invites artists and designers to send their proposals to reimagine and revitalize the Hudson’s department store site. Submit your ideas before May 31.
What would happen to your city if garbage collectors stopped working for even a single day? New York University anthropologist Robin Nagle reveals the frequently overlooked world of sanitation workers that enables cities to function. Learn how sanitation workers uphold the massive consumption and productivity of modern cities.
Lima, Peru will soon have a new pedestrian bridge—partly inspired by piñatas—that will connect the two thriving districts of Miraflores and Barranco. This new landmark will be designed by OOIIO Architecture and will be completed in 2016. See how this multi-pointed bridge will bring different communities together to enjoy the city’s landscape.
New York City-based firm Kono Designs has renovated Pasona Group’s 215,000-square-foot corporate headquarters in Tokyo, turning it into a magnificent green building. The redesign incorporates open workspaces, natural sunlight, and urban farming spaces that supply the company’s cafeterias with vegetables.
A debate organized by Intelligence Squared brought together four speakers, including Enrique Peñalosa, one of the Lab’s Advisory Committee members, to talk about the potential of smart cities. Watch videos of all the speakers and hear new insights on how technology, data, and communications can be applied to improve urban planning.Have a suggestion for Friday links? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your link, first name, and where you’re from. We’re excited to hear from you!