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Tuesday
Jun202017

Roadblocks to an EV Centric World 

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Today, designers, developers and city planners who struggle to predict and prepare for an autonomous vehicle future – especially with an EV centric component – are overlooking the most obvious constricting factor: the accessibility of power itself. This fragile and archaic infrastructure’s life has been extended through building code modifications and public sector incentives to strike a more environmental way of living, but the result is simply treating the symptoms without curing the illness.

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Thursday
Mar302017

How Will Mobility's Future Impact Our Cities?

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This blog piece is based on a Q+A discussion held with Gensler designers Richard Jacob, Michaela Winter-Taylor and Kenneth Allan. It is the first in a series of blog posts that charts the teams’ research and findings as they delve deeper into the future of mobility.

Transportation and mobility are the lifeblood of our cities that form the very real and physical backbone of our increasingly digital economies, but they also come with a downside; noise, congestion, pollution and safety issues. In our pursuit for the holy grail of sustainable, clean, reliable, safe and affordable mobility, will the reality of what’s available ever match our dreams and aspirations?

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Thursday
Aug182016

Carpe Noctem – Seize the Night: London’s Night Tube Launches

Image courtesy of Pedro Szekely.

On Friday, Aug. 19, London launches its first Night Tube service, which will provide night-time services to travellers on Friday and Saturday nights. With this highly anticipated addition to the city’s transportation network, London will finally be able to contend with Berlin, New York and Tokyo to call itself a 24-hour city.

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Friday
Jun172016

Unleashing the #PowerOfUs

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On June 11, I had the privilege of giving a TEDx talk, at TEDxBrum, sharing a platform with Birmingham’s most pioneering thinkers from across every discipline, background and culture. I came away not just with a wealth of inspiration and ideas, but also a heightened curiosity of what, collectively, could be achieved by this heterogeneous metropolis if we unleashed the #PowerOfUs.

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Thursday
Feb042016

A Design Opportunity: Building #OurCityOakland

Image © Douglas Wittnebel

On Feb. 4-6, residents in Oakland, Calif. (from children to adults) will be able to build the future design of the city, literally. In an event that has taken place in cities across the United States, including Raleigh and San Francisco, the Our City festival is inviting Oaklanders to imagine, build, and celebrate the future of their community. To learn more about the Fair and how it can impact the future of planning and designing cities across the country, the GenslerOn editorial team interviewed Our City Co-Founders, Ray Boyle and Jake Levitas, and Gensler Oakland’s Design Director and Principal, Doug Wittnebel.

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