New batch of population estimates from the Census Bureau show that growth is speeding up in the South and West and slowing down in the Northeast and Midwest.
Future of Suburbia
The MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism (CAU) is in the midst of a multi-year exploration of The Future of Suburbia. The CAU is collaborating with a network of artists, researchers, theorists, faculty, and students is examining emergent trends of existing suburban form around the world, which has become the most pervasive form of urbanization on the planet. This collection of investigators are seeking opportunities and speculating on design frameworks that will change the processes and experiences of future frameworks. The research will culminate in the Infinite Suburbia publication, the Future of Suburbia exhibition, and a conference by the same name at MIT’s Media Lab in Spring 2016.
Australian architects make an intriguing discovery when they peel back the layers of McMansion. The Offset House on display at the recent Chicago Architecture Biennial.
A city near Las Vegas has broken ground on what is believed to be the first commercial drone airport. The Aerodrome Eldorado Droneport is one of six FAA-approved test sites in the U.S. for commercial drone facilities.
An infographic by the International Institute for Environment and Development shows urban expansion in global cities over 500,000 people from 1800 to 2030.
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