Archive for August 2011

Portland – SimCity?

IBM Partners With Portland To Play SimCity For Real  (Fast Company) “[Portland] is the first to use IBM’s app to help cities figure out how policy can affect the lives of their citizens. But can any algorithm quantify the whole experience of city living?” “IBM pitched Portland in 2009 to assist in the creation of … Continue reading

Time to Think

idea. A research based non-profit that connects academic research to urban design practice through a number of means, including expertise, scholarship, interventions, publications, and consultation with professionals. potential activities Update and re-evaluate seminal urban research (jacobs, whyte, lynch – the list is endless) Keep the pulse of current research/scholarship in key areas Produce publications, web/print/scholarly … Continue reading



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