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8 Cities That Show You What the Future Will Look Like

Wired has an amazing spread in this month’s issue that surveys how eight different cities are planning for the future. I’m honored to have contributed to the piece. You can check it out online, but I’m assured that it’ll be even better in print. ∞ The post 8 Cities That Show You What the Future Will Look Like appeared first on Per Square Mile.

How Humans Can Win the Race Against the Machines

Christopher Mims, writing for the Wall Street Journal: It may sound paradoxical to use high tech to make modern schools resemble those of bygone eras. (Picture Socratic dialogues mixed with challenging, rather than rote, vocational training.) But consider the alternative, which is what many public schools have drifted into: Curricula in which...

The arcology of Whittier, Alaska

If you’ve ever been to Arcosanti in Arizona or played SimCity 2000, it’s likely you’ve heard of arcologies. It’s hard to describe them succinctly, but a “city in one building” would be a good start, and that’s exactly what Whittier, Alaska, is. Nearly all of the town’s 180-some residents live in a single, 14-story condo building, complete with city...

8 Cities That Show You What the Future Will Look Like

Wired has an amazing spread in this month’s issue that surveys how eight different cities are planning for the future. I’m honored to have contributed to the piece. You can check it out online, but I’m assured that it’ll be even better in print. ∞ The post 8 Cities That Show You What the Future Will Look Like appeared first on Per Square Mile.

How Humans Can Win the Race Against the Machines

Christopher Mims, writing for the Wall Street Journal: It may sound paradoxical to use high tech to make modern schools resemble those of bygone eras. (Picture Socratic dialogues mixed with challenging, rather than rote, vocational training.) But consider the alternative, which is what many public schools have drifted into: Curricula in which...

8 Cities That Show You What the Future Will Look Like

Wired has an amazing spread in this month’s issue that surveys how eight different cities are planning for the future. I’m honored to have contributed to the piece. You can check it out online, but I’m assured that it’ll be even better in print. ∞

How Humans Can Win the Race Against the Machines

Christopher Mims, writing for the Wall Street Journal: It may sound paradoxical to use high tech to make modern schools resemble those of bygone eras. (Picture Socratic dialogues mixed with challenging, rather than rote, vocational training.) But consider the alternative, which is what many public schools have drifted into: Curricula in which students...

When all Japan’s a Tokyo suburb

Philip Brasor and Masako Tsubuku, reporting for the Guardian: The bullet train has sucked the country’s workforce into Tokyo, rendering an increasingly huge part of the country little more than a bedroom community for the capital. One reason for this is a quirk of Japan’s famously paternalistic corporations: namely, employers pay their workers’ commuting...

Tree Project Aims to Put the Oak Back in Oakland

Patricia Leigh Brown covers, for the New York Times, the efforts in Oakland to bring more of the city’s namesake trees back to the area. I was pleased that this tidbit made it into the final copy: The people restoring the oaks point out that there is a strong link between urban trees and health, and that children get more exercise when they live in...

Robber Barons Would Have Loved Facebook’s Employee Housing

Yours truly, reporting for Wired: Of course, elaborate, amenity-filled campuses are nothing new to Silicon Valley’s big tech firms. Google’s microcosm looks and feels like nothing so much as a college campus with a zillion-dollar endowment. Many current Facebook employees presumably eat at the Facebook BBQ pit, relax on the Facebook plaza, and exercise...

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