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  • Evolution of the "City" - Spacing Vancouver
    why not just start from scratch A decade ago the small town of Sondgo was unknown to the world until it was introduced as the South Korean peninsula s next biggest technical and innovative project the smart city Undergoing a process of smartization the partial approach involving minor retrofits and upgrades to existing systems Asia s very own high tech utopia with eleven years of planning their goal is to have a population of 70 thousand within the next three years a third of the total capacity of Songdo The living organism contains sensors which monitor a range of elements from temperature energy and traffic through innovative technology With 40 of green space the prolific city boasts automated waste collection plants innovation labs and telepresence systems which allows for intimate relationships with technology such as the mobile controlled home and micro chip tracking of young children for safety reasons of course Despite being only 40 miles outside of the busting city center Seoul a lack of residents still remains This is the challenge faced by the master plan setting Sustainable living is the inevitable goal however getting citizens to live work and play harmoniously has been the crux of the biggest development project undertaken to date Songdo in theory should be more than successful it is rooted in two flavors of the smart city the Aerotropolis and the Ubiquitous city With 1 3 of the world with in a 3 ½ hour flight proximity and geography is in favor of Songdo heightened with the centrality of the airport infrastructure The Guardian The Middle Eastern hub of Dubai The hubs of our world today consist of cities which place heavy importance on their transportation systems with the airport being an integral piece Dubai has become a Middle Eastern hub for many expatriates business peoples and travelers alike as people are attracted to not only the convenience of travel to major European nations but the allure of luxury i e hospitality such as the 7 Star Burj Al Arab and retail such as the largest mall in the world Dubai Mall Similarly Songdo advocates the development based on accessibility and mobility two major factors of modern business it allows for the advancement in economy being situated in the Incheon Free Economic Zone The ubiquitous component of the smart city ensures complete integration of information systems with social systems creating a hierarchy of networks towards connection Songdo brings technological innovation but it still lacks geography A few peninsulas over Abu Dhabi has been gaining global clout through their government subsidized Masdar City Amidst the Arabian Desert emerges 87 thousand solar panels which power the 22 hectar metropolis Driverless electric cars is only just the beginning of the way movement will happen at Masdar With a reduction of electricity by 51 and water usage by 55 Masdar the desert city is planning to be the top innovator for energy use and sustainability worldwide by creating the optimal city Their biggest challenge thus far is

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/2015/06/01/evolution-smart-city/ (2015-11-16)
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  • aaroncheng, Author at Spacing Vancouver
    Urban Design Walking Waterfront Region Topic By aaroncheng Features Cartographically Speaking Mapping Neighbourhood Character Buildings The buildings in a city give it character and form They stand as the structures that produce personal recollections of a streets and Read More Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores Popular Posts RELEASE Thousands Re Imagine Downtown Vancouver in 2040 Vancouver Art Gallery Reflections Solving The Housing Crisis

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/author/aaroncheng/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Adam Naamani, Author at Spacing Vancouver
    entrepreneur who is passionate about startups that have the potential to evolve industries He is the founder and CEO of resider ca a residential real estate search engine that provides transparency of information to homeshoppers He studied the Bachelor of Business in Real Estate at the University of British Columbia He blogs at resider ca blog Follow on Twitter aknaamani Features What Makes Stanley Park the Number One Park in the World Vancouver s 400 hectare urban oasis was recently voted the number one park in the world according to Trip Advisor a travel Read More Neighbourhoods Vancouver s West End Gentrification Any change even a change for the better is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts Arnold Bennett It s one of Read More Neighbourhoods Gastown 1905 to 2014 As Vancouver s original Downtown founded in 1867 Gastown survived a period of decline and disrepair following the 1960s today Read More Features Transit The Economic Fundamentals of Getting from A to B Urban and Real Estate Economics at The University of British Columbia might be the most interesting course offered at a post secondary Read More Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores Popular

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/author/adamnaamani/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Alicia Medina Laddaga, Author at Spacing Vancouver
    about the ways in which dynamic and spontaneous processes transform cities into vibrant urban environments Architecture Women in Design An interview with Johanna Hurme of 5468796 Architecture Johanna Hurme is an architect and founding partner of Winnipeg based 5468796 Architecture Immigrating from Finland in the mid Read More Features Commercial Drive Parklet Open for your enjoyment There is a new public space installation in front of Prado Café on the corner of Commercial Drive and 4th Avenue available for your Read More Features Q A with Julien Thomas Mastermind behind the Commercial Drive Parklet Last week Spacing wrote about a new public space project to land on Commercial Drive in 2014 The project titled Commercial Drive Read More Civic Engagement Support a new public space in Commercial Drive There is an exciting project coming to Commercial Drive on 2014 The Commercial Drive Parklet is one of the selected projects from Read More Events LOHA LNA Present HOUSING THE ARTS HOUSING THE ARTS is an event exploring ways to empower artists through affordable and adequate spaces to live and work The Laboratory Read More Features REMINDER LOHA s Housing Sharing Event The Laboratory of Housing Alternatives LOHA is hosting a storytelling night on Housing and the Sharing Economy This event is Read More Events Housing meets the Sharing Economy NEXT TUESDAY The Laboratory of Housing Alternatives LOHA is hosting a storytelling night on Housing and the Sharing Economy Don t miss out Read More Events LOHA Housing Sharing Storytelling Event Oct 22nd SHARING is a hot topic these days Think of the way companies like Car2Go Airbnb Grupon and Kickstarter are changing how we live Read More Events LOHA Housing Tour September 14 2013 Where does Vancouver s creative community live and work Join the Laboratory of Housing Alternatives LOHA for

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/author/aliciaml/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Andrew Witt, Author at Spacing Vancouver
    Region Topic By Andrew Witt Features Little Mountain Why the Struggle for Social Housing is More Pressing Now than Ever EDITORS NOTE A special thanks to Andrew Witt and the fine folk at The Mainlander where this piece was originally published The new Read More Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores Popular Posts RELEASE Thousands Re Imagine Downtown Vancouver in 2040 Vancouver Art Gallery

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/author/andrewwitt/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Anya Paskovic, Author at Spacing Vancouver
    spaces urban design and community planning By continuously questioning the relationship between people and place places we love we tolerate and we ignore Anya seeks to create functional and engaging environments that reflect community values and respect the natural environment Urban Design 10 Ideas that are Changing the World The GLOBE series 2014 Conference brought together policy makers and industry leaders to explore ideas and share real world examples of Read More Features Building Resilient Cities Effective Dialogue and Solutions Anticipated at the GLOBE 2014 Conference Vancouver welcomes the GLOBE series North America s largest International Business Sustainability Conference The conference Read More Features Upcycle Urbanism Remembering the Reinvention of Granville Street For seven months much longer for some volunteers from Spacing Magazine the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and Read More Events Upcycle Urbanism Team Day March 25 Ever wonder what was inside the old Port Mann Bridge Ever wonder what it would look like if those insides where reimagined and used Read More Civic Engagement MOV Upcycle Urbanism Update Sunday March 17 Block Talk Creating Spaces That Connect People Last Sunday s Upcycle Urbanism workshop at the Museum of Vancouver brought together my Read More Civic Engagement MOV Upcycled Urbanism Update Sunday March 3 Next Session Sunday March 10 2 00PM 4 00PM MOV 1100 Chestnut St And we are off to the races Leading into a series of Read More Features Green Cities of Europe Editor Timothy Beatley Island Press 2012 Green Cities of Europe disproves the notion that the antiquity of Europe makes analysing Read More Urban Design Urban Lighting Planning for Public Spaces Much of the form and function of public space at night is determined by artificial light Light guides cars and bicycles along roads Read More Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/author/anyapaskovic/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Bercin Janzen, Author at Spacing Vancouver
    Services Photos More Topics All Topics Architecture Bikes Cities for People Civic Engagement Communication Community Culture Curiosities Events Features Film Video Food Green Space Headlines History Housing Infrastructure Maps Media Neighbourhoods Parks Photos Politics Services Spacing Streetscape Traffic Transit Urban Design Walking Waterfront Region Topic By Bercin Janzen Second year Interior Design student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University Berçin s roots may lay in the city of Istanbul but she has called Vancouver home for the past twenty two years She has a passion for the environment wildlife conservation supporting local businesses and the never ending possibilities of design She is a student of life and adventure Features Modern Home Tour 2014 Last weekend as joint venture between Western Living Magazine s Design Week and Vancouver Design Week Vancouverites were given Read More Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores Popular Posts RELEASE Thousands Re Imagine Downtown Vancouver in 2040 Vancouver Art Gallery Reflections Solving The Housing Crisis at SFU Part 2 Do High Rise Towers Destroy Community Religious Buildings Reincarnated From the Spacing Store 22 Buy yourself a subscription 22 Buy a renewal subscription 22 Buy a gift subscription 5 Back Issues 2 Toronto Subway

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/author/bercinakoglanoglu/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Brian Gould, Author at Spacing Vancouver
    Honestly I m a little too wired to know what to say about these unofficial results except that Vision are the clear Read More Civic Engagement It s Election Day Here s How Your Ballots Count Tonight If you re reading this before 8pm polls are open Still lost or caught by surprise Check out Spacing Vancouver s Read More Housing Thoughts on a Manufactured Mayoral Debate When I found out that CBC was opening their audience for Wednesday night s mayoral debate between Robertson and Anton I Read More Bikes On Transportation Affleck Seems to be Best NPA Bet Viaducts Drive Carr Cycling Survey Results Released Transportation always a major topic during a civic election has spiked somewhat in the last few days with prompting from public Read More Civic Engagement Occupying the Election The City has just posted notices asking Occupy Vancouver campers to pack up and leave but if last night s Last Candidate Read More Media The Online Campaign Video Roundup Twitter may be downright dirty see Friday s piece but it s not the only front in the online campaign Online ads Read More Media The Online Campaign s Muddy Trenches Since you re the kind of person to read online election articles you probably already know that the three major parties 8211 Read More Bikes COPE Focuses in on Bus Riders Cyclists Pedestrians Over the past week the Coalition of Progressive Electors have rolled out plank after plank for their transportation platform setting Read More Housing Homelessness Way Down Homelessness Slightly Up You might have noticed some rather contradictory information swirling about lately on the homelessness front of the municipal Read More Civic Engagement Walk21 Helps Keep You Fit and Busy A plethora of perambulating peripatetics and other pedestrians descended on Vancouver at the

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/author/briangould/ (2015-11-16)
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