How machine learning and “computer vision” will transform our cities

Your city is watching you By Patrick Sisson and Illustrations by Sunny Eckerle n 1969, William H. “Holly” Whyte decided to analyze, and eventually decode, New York City’s rambunctious street life. A famed author, Whyte, along with a handful of collaborators, was recruited by the...
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See 210 new developments mapped in Miami for Crane Watch update

By Brian Bandell  –  Senior Reporter, South Florida Business Journal Miami’s development has been comprehensively chronicled by the Business Journal’s updated Crane Watch map, now covering the entire city’s limits. Crane Watch is an interactive map of real estate...
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Georgia Louise Harris Brown (third from right) at work in the office of Frank Kornacker, structural engineer, circa the late 1940s. Photo: Edwards; Courtesy of the Brown family

Rediscover the Pioneering Women of Architecture That History Forgot | Architectural Digest

From Florence Knoll to Ada Louise Huxtable, a new research website by the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation gives 50 women in architecture their due credit Text by Elizabeth Fazzare Perhaps you’ve heard of Ray Eames and Denise Scott Brown, but how about Natalie Griffin de...
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A sketch of Sidewalk Labs’ vision of a new smart city in Toronto. Sidewalk Labs

A guide to 6 futuristic smart cities under development – Curbed

Tech titans have caught utopia fever. Here’s a breakdown of who’s doing what by Patrick Sisson   Maybe it’s the sudden flurry of flying car proposals or the hype over hyperloop, but it seems like tech companies are finally ready to build the cities of the future we’ve been...
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Breaking Ground with Brian Bandell: The Evolution of Retail – South Florida Business Journal

By Brian Bandell  –  Senior Reporter, South Florida Business Journal Across the nation, retail is under siege from e-commerce, but the trends are a little different in South Florida. About 80 people attended “Breaking Ground with Brian Bandell: The Evolution of...
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What cities fighting for an Amazon headquarters can learn from Seattle – Curbed

Now the nation’s biggest company town, Seattle has been changed by the retail and tech giant by Patrick Sisson For Seattleites sick of seeing their livable, laid-back city transformed by the tech industry, the chorus of complaints is growing. Newly minted millionaires are...
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Starling Crossing puts pedestrians first. Photos via Dezeen

Smart crosswalk reacts to cars and pedestrians in real time – Curbed

Starling Crossing is a responsive road surface that puts pedestrians first by Lauren Ro A slew of innovative solutions for roadways has emerged this past year, from solar panel-paved roads to an artificial intelligence-powered program that automatically monitors road conditions....
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This Is The Tequesta Indian Circle Being Preserved At Met Square Construction Site

Below are photos of one of two circles being preserved at the Met Square construction site, both of which are believed to be linked to the Tequesta Indians. It appears that the circle will remain outdoors, protected with a small glass railing. In 2014, the architect (NBWW) had...
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Olli, a 3D-printed autonomous bus, made its debut in the U.S. in 2016. Local Motors

The best transportation improvements to try in your city – Curbed

These small things can make a big impact by Megan Barber, Patrick Sisson, and Alissa Walker Whether you live in the farthest suburb or in the heart of downtown, how you move around your city shapes your social interactions, your job, and even your family dynamics. Peruse the...
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Hyperloop One in Nevada

Hyperloop One choses Miami to Orlando as one of its 10 routes – SFBJ

Keith Larsen Miami to Orlando could become one of the first routes on Hyperloop’s ultra-fast autonomous transportation system, allowing commuters to travel between the cities in only 25 minutes. The Los Angeles start-up company, Hyperloop One, announced the Miami to Orlando...
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