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Center for Sustainable Cities

New Spaces for New Life Habits

with Martha Thorne and Paul Priestman

Our habits have evolved, generating new needs in relation to the environments where we live our lives.

Read more MAY 30, 2019

Are the Tech Giants Taking Over As Our City Leaders?

by Cristina Mateo

Our cities are increasingly being used as laboratories for countless innovations.

Read more DECEMBER 6, 2018

New Technologies for New Cities

with Carlo Ratti and Jerónimo Van Schendel

Digital technologies are playing an increasingly important role in architecture and design, as can be seen in many areas of creation.

BY 2050, THE WORLD WILL HAVE 9.7 BILLION INHABITANTS OF WHOM 70% WILL LIVE IN URBAN AREAS, HUMANS NEED TO BE AT THE HEART OF EVERY STRATEGY, CITIES NEED TO ADAPT TO THE NEEDS OF HUMANS

Cem Kayatekin | IE School of Architecture and Design

Architecture Has Limits to Achieve Urban Equity. What Should We Do?

by Cem Kayatekin

Accessibility and mobility. When perceived through the architectural lens, these terms often evoke a range capped by two extremes.

Read more September 26, 2019
Martha Thorne - Cities of the Future: Challenges of Architecture and Design | IE

CITIES OF THE FUTURE: CHALLENGES OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

by Martha Thorne

Growth pressure is having an impact on the functioning of cities, on their governance, and on quality of life.

Read more June 2, 2017
Carmen Panadero - More Human Cities | IE School of Architecture and Design

MORE HUMAN CITIES

by Carmen Panadero

With cities growing at a relentless and ever-increasing pace, urban development models are more important than ever.

Read more June 28, 2019
Cem Kayatekin - How to Achieve a Resilient City? First, Let It Shape Itself | IE

How to Achieve a Resilient City? First, Let It Shape Itself

by Cem Kayatekin

The city is both the object and the jungle. Yet, when we speak of urban resilience, we often forget about the jungle, and focus on the object.

Read more July 9, 2019
Cristina Mateo - Towards

Towards "Happy Airports"

by Cristina Mateo

Airport terminals have long been viewed as indistinguishable and anonymous places of transit. But now, at the height of globalization, airport terminals are fighting to differentiate themselves and become veritable meeting points that offer an attractive value proposition to passengers.

Read more April 17, 2019
Martha Thorne - There is so much to learn from India | IE

There is so much to learn from India

by Martha Thorne

The Challenge for countries like India and Japan, with ancient living traditions, has been the confrontation with modernization and technology.

Read more March 15, 2019

URBAN VOICES

WHAT INNOVATION INSPIRES YOU TO CONTRIBUTE TO A BETTER LIFE IN CITIES IN THE FUTURE?