Urban Lifestyle

Dissatisfied with the extreme energy consumption in cities, the modern urban lifestyle incorporates green mobility solutions, progressive energy sources, waste-reducing methods and smart technologies. By first recognizing the impact of our city lifestyles, we can pave the path for sustainable economic development and a brighter, greener future.

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U.S. and urban construction

Dozens of cities across the U.S. seem to be in a race to build the next headline-grabbing building. Not just taller, but more innovative, striking, and sustainable. As U.S. urban populations boom, so does construction and new urban mobility solutions. URBAN HUB takes a closer look.

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Pop-ups go mainstream

04.10.2019

What started as a simple idea in the Middle Ages has mutated into everything from neighborhood empowerment, disaster relief, a guerrilla tactic for repurposing urban space, and corporate brand activation. Are pop-ups the panacea for what ails cities, or simply a symptom of shorter attention spans?

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Reinventing urban libraries

23.05.2019

Public libraries contribute significantly to urban life, offering everything from educational and vocational resources to free recreational and social space for everyone. As times change, urban libraries are reinventing themselves to better meet both the traditional and new needs of urban citizens.

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Top urban ski spots

24.01.2019

Picking a destination for a holiday or break can feel like a hard choice. In the winter, many people would like to combine some invigorating cold-weather athletics with the thrill of experiencing a new city. Never fear: Many great urban venues also offer easy access to the joys of downhill skiing.

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The Hanging City

13.12.2018

Kostas Poulopoulos, founder of SquareOne architects (Copenhagen, Denmark), discusses his vision of the Hanging City – interconnected buildings that offer massive horizontal urban realms in the sky, providing new paths to physical and social connectivity among the integrated buildings.

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Art helps rebuild Detroit

07.11.2018

The Heidelberg Project in Detroit is one of the most famous urban art projects in the world. Its polka-dotted houses and scavenged, “found object” art works are symbols of the city’s creative fight against urban blight. Today, the project continues to find ways to use art to bring change to the city.

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Water inspires new building

04.10.2018

Go with the flow is not usually a mantra of urban architecture. Yet iconic buildings with a distinctly water-informed design are rising on waterfronts. Residential buildings have long used water for inspiration, but now large-scale structures are harmonizing the man-made with the natural.

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