Future Cities Digest #8 ‘revision edition’ (17.01.2014)

by Lukasz Alwast

A short summary of the themes and stories which emerged in the last 8 weeks:

We’ve also picked-up on the following, interesting publications:

The Future of Wearable Tech (PSFK + Intel Labs)
Open data or closed doors? Supporting research in cities (Centre for Cities)
Internet Monitor Report 2013 (Berkman Center, Harvard University)
Streets as Public Spaces and Drivers of Urban Prosperity (UN Habitat)
The Emergence of Civic Tech: Investments in a Growing Field (Knight Foundation)
Envisioning 2030: US Strategy for the Coming Technology Revolution (Atlantic Council)
1000 Companies to Inspire Britain (London Stock Exchange)
Outlook on the Global Agenda 2014 (World Economic Forum)
Hong-Kong: Cities, Health and Well-being (LSE Cities)
World Cities Culture Report 2013 (Mayor of London)
Designing with Data: Shaping Our Future Cities (Royal Institute of British Architects)
Smart Cities and the Internet of Everything (CISCO)
Roadmap for Financial Inclusion (World Bank)
Environmental Indicator Report 2013 (European Environmental Agency)
Rethinking Parks: New Business Models for Parks (NESTA)

& books:

The New Science of Cities, Michael Batty
Megacities and the Coast: Risk, Resilience and Transformation, Mark Pelling
Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, Jeff Peck
The Art of Shaping the Metropolis, Pedro Ortiz
How to Study Public Life: Methods in Urban Design, Jan Gehl
Urban Retrofitting for Sustainability: Mapping the Transition to 2050, Tim Dixon
Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns, Victor Dover
Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture, Justin McGuirk
Shrinking Cities: A Global Perspective, Harry Richardson