Tag archives: mega cities

Report: Managing Megacities

Megacities may be congested and complex, but are also among the planet’s most exciting places to live. They have proven effective at stimulating creativity, innovation, freedom and economic development.

Today, 50 percent of the world’s population lives in cities, a figure expected to reach [ Read more ]

Urban Mobility – Student projects in Silicon Valley.

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There is increasing focus on enabling smarter cities in response to the global trend of exorbitant numbers of people moving to cities everyday. The amount of people living in cities has recently surpassed half of the world’s population, and about 500 million of them [ Read more ]

Exploring the world (out of office)

Part of the work as a user experience researcher (or a designer) is of course to get out of the office and explore the world. It is not enough to only read about things and listening to the experiences of others. Journeys into people’s everyday lives will surely give a more holistic view of practices and increase the understanding for potential users of products [ Read more ]

New Cities Summit: A holistic view on city growth and progress for all

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The first annual New Cities Summit took place in Paris in May this year, and drew city leaders, researchers, and various thinkers from all around the world. During three days, we discussed the diverse challenges that are arising from the rapid urbanization, how cities can find sustainable solutions to these challenges, [ Read more ]