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Editor’s pickToyota unveils world’s first urban incubator, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group

Bjarke Ingels Group, Shizuoka, Toyota, BIG, Japan, sustainable construction, urban planning, urban mobility, urban intervention, sustainability, future cities, transportation, mobility, master plan, Fuji, Urban design

Toyota announced plans for a prototype city named “Woven City” on a 175-acre site at the foot of Mount Fuji in Japan. The Toyota Woven City is conceived as “a living laboratory to test and improve mobility, autonomy, connectivity, hydrogen-powered infrastructure, and industry collaboration”. The structures will utilise …

Four dynamic built environment tradeshows to welcome Asia’s largest gathering of industry professionals and innovators

IBEW, Innobuild Asia, Mostra Convegno Expocomfort Asia, Smart Cities and Buildings Asia, Bex Asia

From 4 to 6 September 2019, IBEW 2019 will feature four co-located tradeshows showcasing the latest innovations and industry solutions: BEX Asia covering the integrated design and planning space, Innobuild (IB) Asia focusing on construction 4.0, Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia zooming in on energy efficient solutions and renewable energy …

Editor’s pickNeed fresh air? Plant more trees!

urban trees, cities

The 21st century will be the urban century, as more than two billion additional people arrive in cities globally. As a result of this unprecedented rapid urbanisation, one study forecast that by 2050, fine particulate matter could kill 6.2 million people per year. Another issue is weather-related disasters that are estimated to kill 12,000 people …

PEFC: Clean cities need clean wood

PEFC, clean wood, cities

The forest industry – and its place in sustainable living – took a pivotal role at the 10th Making Cities Liveable Conference in Brisbane, Australia, last month. “Forestry is the oldest and best example of sustainable planning,” said Simon Dorries, CEO of Australian Forestry Standard (AFS). AFS, the PEFC national member …

Chinese and MENA cities take top spots in world’s “Top 10 fastest growing metropolitan areas” report

Dubai, Turkey, fastest-growing cities, MENA, China, Macau

Dubai, the fifth fastest growing economy in the world thanks to an ambitious strategy to diversify its economy. Turkish cities Izmir, Istanbul, Bursa and Anakara are among the world’s top 10 fastest growing metropolitan areas according to the Global Metro Monitor, a report released by the Brookings Institution. Izmir ranks second on …

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