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The Museum of Tomorrow (Portuguese: Museu do Amanhã) is a science museum in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was designed by Spanish neofuturistic architect Santiago Calatrava, and built next to the waterfront at Pier Maua.

The main exhibition takes visitors through five main areas: Cosmos, Earth, Anthropocene, Tomorrow and Now via a number of experiments and experiences. The museum mixes science with an innovative design to focus on sustainable cities.

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The Housing Development Corporation, established in 2001, aims to plan and build a new sustainable city called Hulhumalé. The mission statement reads: "‘The City of Hope’ is being developed as a modern Smart city with a focus on youth and providing opportunities with the necessary infrastructure to encourage the creative entrepreneurship of the youth of the nation. ‘Youth City’ developments focus around the Knowledge Park, IT Park etc. planned for the Phase 2 of Hulhumalé. The city, with its upcoming fiber optic network, is designed to incorporate the aspects of a ‘Gigabit Community’ to provide the required ICT Backbone to achieve the speeds to cater for the regional market."

I've spent a couple of days in the Phase 1 town with its wonderful, long white-sandy beach and lots of new architecture. Of course I ventured to the northern border of this town where, looking across a channel with lots of aquatic birds, you can see the construction of Phase 2 (inset). Five bridges are to span that canal, and the inset shows work in progress on Bridge 5.

It's a very dusty and hot area, but small plants have a way of fending for themselves even in this kind of environment. Here's a Zornia; I'm not sure which one. There are very many different kinds all over the world, and they naturalise quickly in 'foreign' areas. The name 'Zornia' is for Johannes Zorn (1739-1799) a German naturalist who published a number of volumes with beautiful engravings of plants.

I set myself the project of recreating each model Christian and I built on LEGO Masters US in miniature. Which one is your favorite?

 

Read more about every build's design/process, and see more pictures of the real things on my blog!

Episode 1: Spaceland

Episode 2: Catastophe at the Crescent

Episode 3: Beneath the Surface

Episode 4: Heartbreak of the Dragon Prince

Episode 5: Attack on Sustainable City

Episode 6: Arch & Truss Bridge

Episode 7: Storybook Challenge

Episode 8: Good vs. Evil

 

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City of Almere and MVRDV present Vision 2030

(Almere, June 26, 2009) Dutch new town Almere plans to grow with 60,000 houses, 100,000 working places and all related facilities. By this Almere will grow into the fifth city of the Netherlands in an effort to relief and to offer qualities to the urbanised west of the Netherlands. MVRDV was commissioned to collaborate with the city to design a concept structure vision to accommodate this growth. The growth will take place in four main areas: Almere IJ-land, a new island off the coast in the IJ-lake, Almere Pampus, a neighbourhood focussed on the lake and open to experimental housing, Almere Centre, an extended city centre surrounding the central lake, and Oosterwold, an area devoted to more rural and organic urbanism. Together the proposals form the new framework to accompany the growth of the city until 2030. Together with the entire board of city councilors and the mayor, Adri Duivesteijn, city councilor of Almere and Winy Maas of MVRDV, presented the concept structure vision to the ministers of Transport, Public Works and Water Management (V&W), Camiel Eurlings and minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment, Jacqueline Cramer (VROM) on June 26th. The design of IJland has been a collaboration with Adriaan Geuze of West8 and William McDonough of McDonough and Partners.

 

“The structure vision for Almere is more than an urban masterplan…” said Adri Duivesteijn, city councilor of Almere, “…it describes how the city can develop in economic, cultural and social terms. The expansion is not a quantitative effort. Even though the number of 60,000 new homes is impressive, the main objective is the addition of new qualities. Almere wants to serve the demand of the Randstad and at the same time needs the chance to develop into an ecologic, social and economically sustainable city”.

 

The Axis: Nowadays Almere is a city with 185,000 inhabitants, 30 years ago it was an empty stretch of land reclaimed from the sea. The growth will preserve and further expand Almere’s model of a poly-nuclear city. It will diversify the existing city by adding various densities, programs and characters that do not exist yet is the current situation,

The vision consists of four major development areas, each with their own character, logic and identity. These new area developments are connected by an infrastructural axis which connects the metropolitan area of Amsterdam with Almere. Between the two cities the Almere IJ-land (referring to IJ-lake) is a connector, literally as well as in economical and cultural perspective. The axis then leads to Almere Pampus, the Centre of Almere and Oosterwold in the east and will in the future be continued to connect Utrecht.

 

Almere IJ-land: Together with West 8 and William McDonough, MVRDV worked on the unique opportunity to design a series of urban and nature reserve islands. The new rail connection to Amsterdam and a needed ecological intervention in the IJ-lake offered the potential to propose the creation of a living area with 5,000 up to 10,000 homes, combined with this nature development. IJ-land combines ecological and infrastructural interventions with the possibility to live and work in a natural riparian environment. The island could also be part of the possible Dutch bid for the 2028 Olympic Games.

 

Almere Pampus: This area will combine the feeling of a coastal town with high density and make room for 20,000 homes, all streets are all leading to the boulevard at the lake. The existing maintenance harbour will be reused for leisure and floating villages. There will be a new train station with a plaza at the coast.

 

Almere Centre: The current centre will grow and extend to the southbank of the Weerwater , turning the central lake into the Weerwater-park and becoming in time the cultural and economical heart of the city. On the junction of the new axis, a motorway and the rail connection the motorway will be covered which makes it possible to develop up to 5,000 homes, offices and public amenities. The central station will be developed into an economical hub and will be surrounded with new program.

 

Almere Oosterwold: This large area in the east offers room for up to 18,000 new homes and a variety of functions such as business and retail centres. It will be developed following individual and collective initiatives, from small scale to large scale, with plots that are always surrounded by nature development, urban agriculture or local parks. The area will reserve areas for future development after 2030.

 

The vision 2030 is not a blueprint but a flexible development strategy. Duivesteijn: “It is a framework which can be filled in by the people of the city. By remaining flexible we create possibilities to adjust the plans to future opportunities.” Almere wants to develop according to this structure vision in order to become an ecological, social and economically sustainable city. For this large investments in infrastructure are needed to connect the city with in future 350,000 inhabitants to its surroundings and to Amsterdam

 

Winy Maas will remain involved in the further development of the concept structure vision in a supervising role. MVRDV has a long history of engagement with Almere: Earlier projects included two studies on new ways of organic urban development for Almere Hout and Almere Homeruskwartier, a study for the A6 Boulevard and the study for Pampus harbour, a neighbourhood of 500 floating dwellings. MVRDV’s Jacob van Rijs currently works on part of Olympiakwartier, a dense urban district of in total 220.000m2 mix use with public facilities.

 

O Museu do Amanhã é um museu construído no município do Rio de Janeiro, no Brasil. O prédio, projeto do arquiteto espanhol Santiago Calatrava, foi erguido ao lado da Praça Mauá, na zona portuária (mais precisamente no Píer Mauá). Sua construção teve o apoio da Fundação Roberto Marinho e teve o custo total de cerca de 230 milhões de reais. O edifício foi inaugurado em 17 de dezembro de 2015 recebeu cerca de 25 mil visitantes em seu primeiro final de semana de funcionamento.

O antigo píer desativado passou a abrigar uma construção pós-moderna, orgânica e sustentável que, atualmente, é um ícone da identidade local e cultural da cidade do Rio de Janeiro. A proposta da instituição é ser um museu de artes e ciências, além de contar com mostras que alertam sobre os perigos das mudanças climáticas, da degradação ambiental e do colapso social. O edifício conta com espinhas solares que se movem ao longo da claraboia, projetadas para adaptar-se às mudanças das condições ambientais. A exposição principal é majoritariamente digital e foca em ideias ao invés de objetos.[1] O museu tem parcerias com importantes universidades brasileiras e instituições científicas globais e coleta de dados em tempo real sobre o clima e a população de agências espaciais e das Nações Unidas. A instituição também tem consultores de várias áreas, como astronautas, cientistas sociais e climatologistas.

Como uma das âncoras do projeto de revitalização urbana chamado Porto Maravilha, o museu recebeu, em 2015, como doação antes de sua inauguração, a escultura Puffed Star II, do renomado artista norte-americano Frank Stella. O trabalho consiste de uma estrela de vinte pontas e seis metros de diâmetro que foi instalado no espelho d'água do museu, em frente à Baía de Guanabara. A escultura metálica, antes da doação para acervo permanente a céu aberto do museu, esteve em exposição na cidade de Nova York.

Um dos objetivos da construção do museu foi fortalecer a identidade cultural e internacional da cidade do Rio de Janeiro. A cidade do Cristo Redentorsempre foi muito conhecida pelas suas praias e eventos, como o carnaval, mas havia a necessidade do fortalecimento da paradiplomacia cultural. Outras cidades, como Londres e Paris, também são muito conhecidas por seus acervos culturais.[4] O Museu foi apresentado como um ícone da reurbanização da zona portuária.

 

Texto: pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museu_do_Amanh%C3%A3

  

The Museum of Tomorrow (Portuguese: Museu do Amanhã) is a science museum in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was designed by Spanish neofuturistic architect Santiago Calatrava, and built next to the waterfront at Pier Maua. Its construction was supported by the Roberto Marinho Foundation and cost approximately 230 million reais. The building was opened on December 17, 2015.

The main exhibition takes visitors through five main areas: Cosmos, Earth, Anthropocene, Tomorrow and Us via a number of experiments and experiences. This intricate yet captivating museum mixes science with an innovative design to focus on sustainable cities and an ecological world.

The museum is part of the city's port area renewal for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

 

Text: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museum_of_Tomorrow

  

El Museo del Mañana es un museo de ciencias situado en la ciudad de Río de Janeiro, Brasil. Fue diseñado por el arquitecto español Santiago Calatrava y construido junto al mar en el Muelle Maua. Su construcción fue financiada por la Fundación Roberto Marinho y costó aproximadamente 230 millones de reales. El edificio fue inaugurado el 17 de diciembre de 2015.

La exposición principal lleva a los visitantes a través de cinco zonas principales: Cosmos, Tierra, Antropoceno, Mañana y Ahora mediante varios experimentos y experiencias. El museo mezcla la ciencia con un diseño innovador para centrarse en ciudades sostenibles.

 

Financiado por el ayuntamiento de Río con el apoyo de patrocinadores, el edificio intenta establecer nuevos estándares de sostenibilidad en la ciudad. Comparado con edificios convencionales, sus diseñadores dicen que usa un 40% menos de energía (incluido el 9% de la energía que consume que obtiene del sol), y el sistema de refrigeración aprovecha el agua profunda de la cercana Bahía de Guanabara. La estructura parece destinada a ser una de las atracciones turísticas más importantes de Río. Sus «espinas solares» y el lucernario con forma de ventilador han sido diseñados de manera que el edificio se pueda adaptar a las cambiantes condiciones ambientales.

 

El museo tiene asociaciones con las principales universidades de Brasil y muchas instituciones científicas internacionales y obtiene datos en tiempo real sobre clima y población de agencias espaciales y de las Naciones Unidas. También ha contratado a consultores de varios de campos relacionados, incluidos astronautas, expertos en ciencias sociales y meteorólogos. Se sitúa junto al mar en una zona portuaria que estuvo abandonada durante décadas y actualmente está siendo renovada con nuevos edificios de oficinas, apartamentos y restaurantes. El museo forma parte del proyecto de renovación de la zona portuaria de la ciudad para las Olimpiadas de 2016.

 

Text: es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museu_do_Amanh%C3%A3

  

Taiping is No 3 most sustainable city in the world

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“Ubering Through the Anthropocene”

 

“Ride-sharing is a mundane example of planetary destruction.”

 

slate.com/technology/2019/12/searching-for-anthropocene-e...

 

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“German arms companies accused of aiding war crimes in Yemen”

 

“German-made weapons are a common sight in Yemen's war, which has killed over 100,000 people. Arms companies and Angela Merkel's government have been accused by NGOs of aiding possible war crimes over arms exports. “

 

www.dw.com/en/german-arms-companies-accused-of-aiding-war...

 

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“David-and-Goliath Story' as Texas Environmental Activist Diane Wilson Wins $50 Million Judgement Against Plastics Giant Formosa”

 

“The settlement funds will go to environmental projects and cleanup efforts in the Gulf Coast region.”

 

www.commondreams.org/news/2019/12/05/david-and-goliath-st...

 

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“Nearly $226M to restore open Gulf after 2010 BP oil spill”

 

apnews.com/63c7dfb7ffae20d089ec19acb7d0d695?utm_source=fb...

 

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“Effects of forest trails on the community structure of tropical butterflies”

 

link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10841-019-00199-x?fb...

 

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“Most seafood imports flagged for food safety violations never get audited”

 

newfoodeconomy.org/gao-report-seafood-imports-food-safety...

 

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“THE GOVERNMENT HAS TAKEN AT LEAST 1,100 CHILDREN FROM THEIR PARENTS SINCE FAMILY SEPARATIONS OFFICIALLY ENDED”

 

theintercept.com/2019/12/09/family-separation-policy-laws...

 

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“Rare Lynx Threatened by Snares and Traps”

 

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“France to ban dozens of glyphosate weedkillers amid health risk debate”

 

www.reuters.com/article/us-france-glyphosate/france-to-ba...

 

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“Sophia Mathur, 12, is taking the Ontario government to court over climate change”

 

www.ecojustice.ca/sophia-mathur-12-is-taking-the-ontario-...

 

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No respect for our institutions:

 

“GOP Uses Impeachment Hearings as Propaganda Circus”

 

truthout.org/articles/gop-uses-impeachment-hearings-as-pr...

 

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Enslave with debts, an American Ruling class favorite:

 

“ICE Seeks to Fine Women Seeking Sanctuary from Deportation”

 

www.democracynow.org/2019/12/12/headlines/ice_seeks_to_fi...

 

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“Bosses Are Charged with Breaking the Law in Over 40% of Union Campaigns”

 

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“William F. Buckley Never Fooled James Baldwin”

 

www.truthdig.com/articles/william-f-buckley-never-fooled-...

 

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With no FEC American’s will have no recourse in the face of blatant 2020 election fraud\tampering. And I truly doubt Democrats will challenge Trump’s re-election by alleged “landslide:”

 

“Republican blocks election-meddling bill”

 

Quote: “A Republican senator is blocking bipartisan legislation meant to counter foreign election interference, saying it is more anti-Trump than anti-Russia.”

 

www.axios.com/republican-blocks-election-meddling-bill-e7...

 

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“Trump Signs Controversial Executive Order Cracking Down on BDS Movement”

 

www.democracynow.org/2019/12/12/headlines/trump_signs_con...

 

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“The Afghanistan Papers Confirm America's Longest War Is a Lie”

 

www.truthdig.com/articles/afghanistan-papers-confirm-that...

 

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Thanks a lot Obama:

 

“Military officials sent us to fight, kill, and die in an unwinnable war”

 

www.thenation.com/article/war-afghanistan-washington-post...

 

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“Bayer Buys Reporters and Sprays Illegal Poison”

 

www.organicconsumers.org/news/bayer-buys-reporters-and-sp...

 

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“Forest Defenders Increasingly Come Under Fire in Brazil's Lawless Amazon”

 

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“You don’t live in the arctic but climate change there affects you too – here are 3 reasons”

 

www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2019/12/11/you-dont...

 

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“The Ocean Is Running Out of Breath, Scientists Warn”

 

www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-ocean-is-running-o...

 

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“Why Trump’s tax returns are so important: This week in impeachment”

 

www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2019/12/13/why-trumps-tax-r...

 

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“America After Climate Change, Mapped”

 

www.citylab.com/environment/2019/12/green-new-deal-atlas-...

 

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“The Science of Lethality”

 

www.counterpunch.org/2019/12/13/the-science-of-lethality/...

 

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“Barack Obama and the Politics of Not Yet”

 

“Would it be a "little more just" if only 25,000 people died every year from lack of insurance, as opposed to nearly 50,000? What if it was your brother, sister, or child who was dying?”

 

www.commondreams.org/views/2019/12/11/barack-obama-and-po...

 

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“Americans say strong economy only helping the rich”

 

www.cnbc.com/2019/12/11/americans-say-strong-economy-only...

 

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“FIRM KNEW ABOUT LEAD IN FLINT’S WATER BUT DIDN’T WARN PUBLIC, EMAILS SHOW”

 

popularresistance.org/firm-knew-about-lead-in-flints-wate...

 

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“We Pioneered a Technology to Save Millions of Poor Children, But a Worldwide Smear Campaign Has Blocked It”

 

leapsmag.com/we-pioneered-a-technology-to-save-millions-o...

 

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“Amazonian Forest Protectors Rally Outside COP25 Amid Death of Two Indigenous Chiefs”

 

www.democracynow.org/2019/12/10/indigenous_organizers_of_...

 

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The unfolding nightmare that is Buttigieg:

 

“Will the Democratic Presidential Nomination Be Bought by the Oligarchs?”

“The wealthiest and most powerful people in the country are putting their big thumbs on the scale.”

 

www.commondreams.org/views/2019/12/11/will-democratic-pre...

 

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“The Florida panther could go extinct if this toll road is built, emails say”

 

www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2019/12/13/the-flo...

 

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“RWANDA: $5 billion pilot sustainable city will emerge next to Kigali by 2020”

 

www.afrik21.africa/en/rwanda-5-billion-pilot-sustainable-...

 

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“RM30 mil required to patrol Malaysia’s forest to curb wildlife trafficking, says minister”

 

www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/12/13/rm30-mil-requir...

 

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“Party With One of the Least Ambitious Climate Plans Wins UK Election”

 

www.ecowatch.com/uk-election-climate-change-2641587773.ht...

 

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Democrats are complicit in Trump’s re-election, environmental damage, and court rigging:

 

“30+ Groups Condemn 'Obscene' $738 Billion Pentagon Bill as Blank Check for War and 'Gift to Donald Trump'”

 

"Every dollar spent by the Pentagon is a dollar not spent on education, healthcare, or climate. When critics attack social spending by asking 'how will you pay for it?' this will be our answer."”

 

www.commondreams.org/news/2019/12/11/30-groups-condemn-ob...

 

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“Climate Change Melts Snow That Mountain Goats Need To Survive”

 

“Research shows that when mountain goats rested in patches of snow in Glacier National Park, their breathing slowed to a healthy rate.”

 

patch.com/montana/missoula/climate-change-melts-snow-moun...

 

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“Tigers Extinct in Laos”

“The snaring crisis in Southeast Asia appears to have claimed the lives of the country’s last wild tigers.”

 

therevelator.org/tigers-extinct-laos/?fbclid=IwAR3SvmA0bc...

 

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“Opponents warn of staff exodus as US breaks up lands bureau”

 

news.yahoo.com/opponents-warn-staff-exodus-us-215439057.html

 

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“Judge Orders State Department To Provide Withheld Ukraine Documents”

 

news.yahoo.com/trump-state-department-ukraine-records-141...

 

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“David Nunes lives on a congressman’s salary. How is he funding so many lawsuits?”

 

www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article238287238.html?fbclid...

 

Dhaka (Bangladesh) traffic has been called one of the 7 wonders of the modern world. To be fair, this is a street adjacent to New Market and isn't really a normal traffic road. For example, rickshaws are prohibited. Bangladesh has been promoting the use of natural gas (CNG) for over a decade resulting in significant reduction in smog.

  

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Rod Hunt was commissioned by Bloomberg Businessweek to visualise Megacity 2050, how an idealised future city might look in 2050 incorporating new ideas in urban planning and sustainability.

 

Some of the featured developments include waste energy systems, vertical farming, renewable energy, floating platforms, sailing ship/airship freight, Bioswales, Geothermal heating/cooling, heat-deflecting green roofs, prefabricated homes and shaded/green-walled buildings. The city is built around walking, followed by bicycles, then electric vehicles and public transit. The final article ultimately wasn't published due to space issues in the magazine.

 

Full project >> rodhunt.com/megacity-2050-bloomberg-businessweek-illustra...

 

© Rod Hunt 2018

www.rodhunt.com

A seventy-year-old woman laughs with family members inside a grocery store in Tachilek, Myanmar.

At the end of October 2011, the world population will pass the 7 billion mark. This year’s annual report by UNFPA, the UN population fund, highlights the remarkable trends behind the numbers: roughly one in two people now lives in an urban area, the global average life span is 68 years, and close to a billion people are 60 and over. The report sees the possibilities in 7 billion – for fostering sustainable cities, productive labour forces, and generations young and old that contribute to the well-being of economies and societies.

Photo ID 491889. 13/06/2011. Tachilek, Myanmar. UN Photo/Kibae Park. www.unmultimedia.org/photo/

We went to visit the Sustainable Cities Exhibition at The Crystal in London, and they hav an amazing wildlife garden outside! I have never seen so many ladybirds in such a small area. Ladybirds of all kinds were doing what ladybirds do in spring, including this lovely pair of Adonis ladybirds!

 

The Adonis Ladybird (Adonia variegata) has a more elongated shape, different face/thorax and is smaller and less common than the Seven-spot Ladybird.

Spots are sometimes fused. Legs are black (unlike the larger Harlequin). Like the Seven-spot and Harlequin, the Adonis eats aphids and garden pests.

O Museu do Amanhã é um museu construído no município do Rio de Janeiro, no Brasil. O prédio, projeto do arquiteto espanhol Santiago Calatrava, foi erguido ao lado da Praça Mauá, na zona portuária (mais precisamente no Píer Mauá). Sua construção teve o apoio da Fundação Roberto Marinho e teve o custo total de cerca de 230 milhões de reais. O edifício foi inaugurado em 17 de dezembro de 2015 recebeu cerca de 25 mil visitantes em seu primeiro final de semana de funcionamento.

O antigo píer desativado passou a abrigar uma construção pós-moderna, orgânica e sustentável que, atualmente, é um ícone da identidade local e cultural da cidade do Rio de Janeiro. A proposta da instituição é ser um museu de artes e ciências, além de contar com mostras que alertam sobre os perigos das mudanças climáticas, da degradação ambiental e do colapso social. O edifício conta com espinhas solares que se movem ao longo da claraboia, projetadas para adaptar-se às mudanças das condições ambientais. A exposição principal é majoritariamente digital e foca em ideias ao invés de objetos.[1] O museu tem parcerias com importantes universidades brasileiras e instituições científicas globais e coleta de dados em tempo real sobre o clima e a população de agências espaciais e das Nações Unidas. A instituição também tem consultores de várias áreas, como astronautas, cientistas sociais e climatologistas.

Como uma das âncoras do projeto de revitalização urbana chamado Porto Maravilha, o museu recebeu, em 2015, como doação antes de sua inauguração, a escultura Puffed Star II, do renomado artista norte-americano Frank Stella. O trabalho consiste de uma estrela de vinte pontas e seis metros de diâmetro que foi instalado no espelho d'água do museu, em frente à Baía de Guanabara. A escultura metálica, antes da doação para acervo permanente a céu aberto do museu, esteve em exposição na cidade de Nova York.

Um dos objetivos da construção do museu foi fortalecer a identidade cultural e internacional da cidade do Rio de Janeiro. A cidade do Cristo Redentorsempre foi muito conhecida pelas suas praias e eventos, como o carnaval, mas havia a necessidade do fortalecimento da paradiplomacia cultural. Outras cidades, como Londres e Paris, também são muito conhecidas por seus acervos culturais.[4] O Museu foi apresentado como um ícone da reurbanização da zona portuária.

 

Texto: pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museu_do_Amanh%C3%A3

  

The Museum of Tomorrow (Portuguese: Museu do Amanhã) is a science museum in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was designed by Spanish neofuturistic architect Santiago Calatrava, and built next to the waterfront at Pier Maua. Its construction was supported by the Roberto Marinho Foundation and cost approximately 230 million reais. The building was opened on December 17, 2015.

The main exhibition takes visitors through five main areas: Cosmos, Earth, Anthropocene, Tomorrow and Us via a number of experiments and experiences. This intricate yet captivating museum mixes science with an innovative design to focus on sustainable cities and an ecological world.

The museum is part of the city's port area renewal for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

 

Text: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museum_of_Tomorrow

  

El Museo del Mañana es un museo de ciencias situado en la ciudad de Río de Janeiro, Brasil. Fue diseñado por el arquitecto español Santiago Calatrava y construido junto al mar en el Muelle Maua. Su construcción fue financiada por la Fundación Roberto Marinho y costó aproximadamente 230 millones de reales. El edificio fue inaugurado el 17 de diciembre de 2015.

La exposición principal lleva a los visitantes a través de cinco zonas principales: Cosmos, Tierra, Antropoceno, Mañana y Ahora mediante varios experimentos y experiencias. El museo mezcla la ciencia con un diseño innovador para centrarse en ciudades sostenibles.

 

Financiado por el ayuntamiento de Río con el apoyo de patrocinadores, el edificio intenta establecer nuevos estándares de sostenibilidad en la ciudad. Comparado con edificios convencionales, sus diseñadores dicen que usa un 40% menos de energía (incluido el 9% de la energía que consume que obtiene del sol), y el sistema de refrigeración aprovecha el agua profunda de la cercana Bahía de Guanabara. La estructura parece destinada a ser una de las atracciones turísticas más importantes de Río. Sus «espinas solares» y el lucernario con forma de ventilador han sido diseñados de manera que el edificio se pueda adaptar a las cambiantes condiciones ambientales.

 

El museo tiene asociaciones con las principales universidades de Brasil y muchas instituciones científicas internacionales y obtiene datos en tiempo real sobre clima y población de agencias espaciales y de las Naciones Unidas. También ha contratado a consultores de varios de campos relacionados, incluidos astronautas, expertos en ciencias sociales y meteorólogos. Se sitúa junto al mar en una zona portuaria que estuvo abandonada durante décadas y actualmente está siendo renovada con nuevos edificios de oficinas, apartamentos y restaurantes. El museo forma parte del proyecto de renovación de la zona portuaria de la ciudad para las Olimpiadas de 2016.

 

Text: es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museu_do_Amanh%C3%A3

  

Do you remember back in the original Sim City(95?) where you could build those giant self-sustaining cities? That's what this place always reminds me of. This was taken several years ago at the Missouri Botanical Garden in Saint Louis. Beautiful place, and this is reason #1000 why I never delete my old unused RAWs.

A throng of shoppers in Myungdong, downtown Seoul.

At the end of October 2011, the world population will pass the 7 billion mark. This year’s annual report by UNFPA, the UN population fund, highlights the remarkable trends behind the numbers: roughly one in two people now lives in an urban area, the global average life span is 68 years, and close to a billion people are 60 and over. The report sees the possibilities in 7 billion – for fostering sustainable cities, productive labour forces, and generations young and old that contribute to the well-being of economies and societies.

Photo ID 490559. 17/07/2011. Seoul, Republic of Korea. UN Photo/Kibae Park. www.unmultimedia.org/photo/

Burkhard Stork, ADFC, CEO, Germany; Saskia Kluit, Fietsersbond, CEO, The Netherlands; Klaus Bondam, DCF, CEO, Denmark; and Holger Dalkmann, Director, Strategy and Global Policy, EMBARQ Director, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, USA; during the Side Event organised by ECF: Good national governance for sustainable active mobility at the International Transport Forum’s 2017 Summit on “Governance of Transport” in Leipzig, Germany on 1 June 2017.

In the event of the blast doors closing, the Air Force Space Command installation becomes a self-sustaining city, with the 721st Security Forces Squadron, 721st Communications Squadron and 721st Civil Engineering Squadron, among other tenant units and facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee)

Sustainable Cities

 

Client: Corporate Knights

 

Art Director: Pete Ryan

 

© 2012 John W. Tomac. All Rights Reserved.

Dunedin Photographer Michael McQueen www.michaelmcqueen.co.nz

 

Tahuna sewage upgrade project.

This extended outfall project, is to help pour poorly treated waste out to sea.

 

Sustainable cities don't simply pump their effluent into the sea!

But we are still doing it here in Dunedin New Zealand.

 

Beaches have been closed and we have restricted shellfish harvesting because of sewage contaminated beaches.

 

The new sewer outfall here at St Kilda beach will only bring things into line with a sewer of a third world country.

 

Natchez is the county seat of, and the largest and only incorporated city within, Adams County, Mississippi, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 18,464. One of Mississippi's oldest cities, it was founded by French colonists in 1716, predating the current capital city — Jackson — by more than a century. Located along the Mississippi River, Natchez is the southern terminus of the Natchez Trace Parkway. The city is famous in American history for its role in the development of the Old Southwest, particularly with respect to its location on the Mississippi River.

 

Natchez is the principal city of the Natchez, MS–LA Micropolitan Statistical Area.

 

The original site of Natchez was the main ceremonial village of the Natchez (pronounced "Nochi") Indian tribe, who occupied the area for countless generations (and whose culture was unbroken since the 8th-century, according to archaeological findings). Many early explorers, including De Soto, La Salle and Bienville made contact with the Natchez, some of whom left detailed records of their encounters. The Natchez's society was divided into nobles and commoners according to matrilineal descent. The supreme Natchez chief, the "Great Sun" owed his position to the rank of his mother.

 

The flat-topped ceremonial mounds built by the Natchez show the influence of moundbuilding cultures to the north in the Middle Mississippi River Valley (see Mississippian culture). At Natchez, the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians is preserved as a National Historic Landmark (NHL) and maintained by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Nearby Emerald Mound, an earlier NHL ceremonial center also in Adams County, may be visited just off the Natchez Trace Parkway at mile marker 10.2.

 

In 1716 the French founded Fort Rosalie to protect their trading post established in the Natchez territory in 1714. Permanent French settlements and plantations were subsequently established. The French inhabitants of the "Natchez colony" often found themselves in conflict with the Natchez, who were increasingly split into pro-French and pro-English factions.

 

After several smaller wars, the Natchez (together with Chickasaws and Yasous) launched a final war in November 1729, which came to be known as the "Natchez War" or Natchez Massacre. They wiped out the French colony at Natchez. On November 28, 1729, the Natchez Indians killed a total of 229 French colonists: 138 men, 35 women, and 56 children (the largest death toll by an Indian attack in Mississippi's history). Counterattacks by the French and their Indian allies over the next two years resulted in most of the Natchez Indians being killed, enslaved, or forced to flee as refugees. After surrender in 1731, the leader and several hundred prisoners were taken to New Orleans to be sold as slaves and shipped to Saint-Domingue, as ordered by the French prime minister Maurepas.[3]

 

Many of the refugees who escaped enslavement ultimately became part of the Creek and Cherokee nations. Descendants of the Natchez diaspora survive as the Natchez Nation, a treaty tribe and confederate of the federally recognized Muscogee (Creek) Nation with a sovereign traditional government. [4] Subsequently, Fort Rosalie and the surrounding town, which was renamed after the extinguished tribe, spent periods under British and then Spanish colonial rule before finally being ceded by Great Britain to the United States under the terms of the Treaty of Paris (1783).

 

Spain was not a party to the treaty, and it was Spanish forces that had taken Natchez from the British. Although the Spanish were loosely allied with the American colonists, it was more an alliance of convenience for them, as an opportunity to advance their interests at the expense of the British. Once the war was over, the Spanish were not particularly inclined to give up that which they had taken by force. For a time, possession was, indeed, "nine-tenths of the law" as far as Natchez was concerned, and the Spanish retained control. A census of the Natchez district taken after the war in 1784 counted 1,619 people, including 498 African-American slaves.

 

In the late 18th-century Natchez was the starting point of the Natchez Trace overland route, which ran from Natchez to Nashville, Tennessee through what is now Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. Produce and goods were transported by the flatboatmen and keelboatmen, who usually sold their wares at Natchez or New Orleans, including their boats (as lumber). They then made the long trek back north overland to their homes. The boatmen were locally called "Kaintucks" because they were usually from Kentucky, although the entire Ohio River Valley was well-represented among their numbers.

 

On October 27, 1795, the U.S. and Spanish signed the Treaty of San Lorenzo, finally settling their decade-long boundary dispute, by which all Spanish claims to Natchez were formally surrendered to the United States. However, it took another three years for the official orders to reach the Spanish garrison there, which then surrendered the fort and possession of Natchez to the American forces under Captain Isaac Guion on March 30, 1798. A week later, when the Mississippi Territory was created by the Adams administration, Natchez became its first capital. After several years as the territorial capital, a new capital was built six miles to the east and named "Washington" (also located in Adams County). After roughly fifteen years in this role, on 10 December 1817, the capital reverted back to Natchez, which became the first capital of the new State of Mississippi, before being transferred yet again to Washington sometime later. Finally, as the state's population shifted north and eastward, the capital was moved to the more centrally located city of Jackson in 1822.

 

However, throughout the course of the early 19th-century, Natchez remained the center of economic activity for the young state, due to its strategic location on the high bluffs on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River, which had allowed it to develop into a bustling port. At Natchez, many local plantation owners loaded their cotton onto steamboats at the landing known as Natchez-Under-the-Hill and transported their wares downriver to New Orleans or, sometimes, upriver to St. Louis, Missouri or Cincinnati, Ohio, where the cotton would be sold and transported to northern and European spinning mills.

 

The Natchez region, along with the Sea Islands of South Carolina and Georgia, pioneered cotton agriculture in the United States. Until new hybridized breeds of cotton were created in the early 19th-century, it was uneconomical to grow cotton in the United States anywhere other than those latter two areas. Although South Carolina came to dominate the cotton plantation culture of much of the Antebellum South, it was the Natchez District that first experimented with hybridization, making the cotton boom possible.

 

On May 7, 1840, an intense tornado struck Natchez. This tornado killed 269 persons, most of whom were on flatboats in the Mississippi River. The tornado killed 317 persons in all, making it the second deadliest tornado in United States history. This tornado is today known as the "Great Natchez Tornado."

 

The terrain around Natchez on the Mississippi side of the river is rather hilly. The city sits on a high bluff above the Mississippi River; to reach the riverbank, one must travel down a steep road to the landing called Silver Street. This is in marked contrast to the flat "delta" lowland found across the river surrounding the city of Vidalia, Louisiana. Today, Natchez is well-known for the numerous antebellum mansions and estates built by its early 19th-century planter society, many of whom owned plantations in Louisiana but chose to locate their homes on the higher ground in Mississippi. Prior to the American Civil War, Natchez had the most millionaires per capita of any city in the United States, making it arguably the wealthiest city in the nation at the time. It was frequented by notables such as Aaron Burr, Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson, Zachary Taylor and Jefferson Davis. Today the city boasts that it has more antebellum homes than anywhere else in the United States, partly due to the fact that during the War Natchez was spared the destruction of many other Southern cities, such as Vicksburg to the north.

 

During the Civil War, Natchez remained largely undisturbed, but not entirely. Natchez surrendered to Flag-Officer David G. Farragut after the fall of New Orleans in May 1862. In September, 1863, the Union ironclad USS Essex, under Capt. William D. Porter shelled the town but caused only minor damage, although a seven year-old Jewish girl named Rosalie Beekman was tragically killed. Union troops under Ulysses S. Grant occupied Natchez in 1863; Grant set up his temporary headquarters in the Natchez mansion Rosalie. Confederate army forces attempted to recapture Natchez in December 1863 but did not attack the town itself because the C.S.A. forces were outnumbered.

 

Like almost everywhere else in the United States, numerous Natchez residents did in fact fight or otherwise participate in the war and many families lost their antebellum fortunes. The fact that the town was largely spared the horrors of the war is illustrated by the legend of the Battle of Natchez. According to this story, while Union troops were being housed in Natchez, civilians and regular bar owners gathered at the river landing to watch Union gunboats travel the Mississippi River from Vicksburg down to New Orleans. In one passing, a Union gunboat fired a blank from a canon to rile up the Union troops at Fort Rosalie. This caused an elderly man to have a heart attack at Under the Hill–the one casualty in the Battle of Natchez.[11]

 

Despite the city's relatively peaceful atmosphere under Union occupation, Natchez residents remained somewhat defiant of the Federal authorities. In 1864, the Roman Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Natchez, William Henry Elder, refused to obey a Federal order to compel his parishioners to pray for the President of the United States. In response, the Federals arrested Elder, jailed him briefly and then banished him across the river to Confederate held Vidalia, Louisiana. Eventually Elder was allowed to come back to Natchez and resumed his clerical duties there until 1880, when he was elevated to archbishop of Cincinnati.

 

Natchez was able to make a rapid economic comeback in the postwar years, as much of the commercial traffic on the Mississippi River resumed. In addition to cotton, the development of local industries like logging added to the exports through the city's wharf. In return, Natchez saw an influx of manufactured goods from Northern markets like Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis.

 

The city's prominent place in Mississippi River commerce over the nineteenth century has been illustrated by the nine different steamboats plying the lower river between 1823 and 1918 that were named Natchez, many of which were built for and commanded by the famous Captain Thomas P. Leathers, whom Jefferson Davis had wanted to head the Confederate defense fleet on the Mississippi River, though this appointment never was concluded. In 1885, the Anchor Line, known for its luxury steamboats operating between St. Louis and New Orleans, launched its "brag boat", the City of Natchez. This ship survived only a year before succumbing to a fire at Cairo, Illinois, on 28 December 1886. Since 1975, an excursion steamboat at New Orleans has also borne the name Natchez.

 

Such river commerce sustained the city's economic growth until just after the turn of the twentieth century, when steamboat traffic began to be replaced by the railroads. The city's economy declined over the course of the century, as in many Mississippi river towns, although tourism has helped compensate for the decline.

 

In 1940, 209 people died in a fire at the Rhythm Night Club. This fire has been noted as the fourth deadliest fire in U.S. history.

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natchez,_Mississippi

'The Crystal' (seen here middle right) is an exhibition venue based around showcasing sustainable cities. Designed by architects Wilkinson Eyre and owned by Siemens, it opened in 2012.

 

It sits on the far western edge of Victoria Dock and is adjacent to the northern cable car station of the Emirates Air Line, seen left here. This links it to Greenwich Peninsula and the O2 on the southern side of the Thames.

This was taken from the footbridge at the Royal Victoria Dock. It was too windy for this kind of photo really, but after quite a few attempts, I managed to get a sharp shot.

 

The building in the foreground is called The Crystal and houses a permanent exhibition on sustainable city development, as well as being a highly sustainable building itself.

 

This is zoomed in view of this photo - www.flickr.com/photos/e_w_photo/49486699141/in/dateposted/

 

Thanks for viewing :-)

The Museum of Tomorrow (Portuguese: Museu do Amanhã) is a science museum in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was designed by Spanish neofuturistic architect Santiago Calatrava, and built next to the waterfront at Pier Maua. Its construction was supported by the Roberto Marinho Foundation and cost approximately 230 million reais. The building was opened on December 17, 2015 with President Dilma Rousseff in attendance.[1]

The main exhibition takes visitors through five main areas: Cosmos, Earth, Anthropocene, Tomorrow and Now via a number of experiments and experiences. The museum mixes science with an innovative design to focus on sustainable cities.[1]

Funded by the Rio city government with support from sponsors, the building attempts to set new standards of sustainability in the municipality. Compared with conventional buildings, designers say it uses 40% less energy (including the 9% of its power it derives from the sun), and the cooling system taps deep water from nearby Guanabara Bay. The structure looks set to be one of Rio’s most famous tourist sights. Its solar spines and fan-like skylight have been designed so that the building can adapt to changing environmental conditions.[1]

The museum has partnerships with Brazil’s leading universities, global science institutions and collects real-time data on climate and population from space agencies and the United Nations. It has also hired consultants from a range of related fields, including astronauts, social scientists and climate experts. It sits waterside in a port area that was left abandoned for decades, and is now being renovated with new office blocks, apartments and restaurants. The museum is part of the city's port area renewal for the 2016 Summer Olympics. [1]

Santa Monica is a beachfront city in western Los Angeles County, California, United States. Situated on Santa Monica Bay, it is bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles – Pacific Palisades to the north, Brentwood on the northeast, Sawtelle on the east, Mar Vista on the southeast, and Venice on the south. The Census Bureau population for Santa Monica in 2010 was 89,736.

 

Due in part to an agreeable climate, Santa Monica became a famed resort town by the early 20th century. The city has experienced a boom since the late 1980s through the revitalization of its downtown core, significant job growth and increased tourism. The Santa Monica Pier remains a popular destination.

 

Santa Monica is one of the most environmentally activist municipalities in the nation. The city first proposed its Sustainable City Plan in 1992 and in 1994, was one of the first cities in the nation to formally adopt a comprehensive sustainability plan, setting waste reduction and water conservation policies for both public and private sector through its Office of Sustainability and the Environment. Eighty-two percent of the city's public works vehicles now run on alternative fuels, including nearly 100% of the municipal bus system, making it among the largest such fleets in the country. Santa Monica fleet vehicles and buses now source their natural gas from Redeem, a Southern California-based supplier of renewable and sustainable natural gas obtained from non-fracked methane biogas generated from organic landfill waste.

 

Santa Monica has adopted a Community Energy Independence Initiative, with a goal of achieving complete energy independence by 2020 (vs. California's already ambitious 33% renewables goal).

 

Santa Monica. California.

Todi is a town and comune (municipality) of the province of Perugia (Umbria) in central Italy. It is perched on a tall two-crested hill overlooking the east bank of the river Tiber, commanding distant views in every direction.

In the 1990s, Richard S. Levine, a professor of architecture at the University of Kentucky, chose Todi as the model sustainable city, because of its scale and its ability to reinvent itself over time. After that, the Italian press reported on Todi as the world's most livable city.

Source: Wikipedia

 

The Museum of Tomorrow (Portuguese: Museu do Amanhã) is a science museum in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was designed by Spanish neofuturistic architect Santiago Calatrava, and built next to the waterfront at Pier Maua. Its construction was supported by the Roberto Marinho Foundation and cost approximately 230 million reais. The building was opened on December 17, 2015 with President Dilma Rousseff in attendance.[1]

The main exhibition takes visitors through five main areas: Cosmos, Earth, Anthropocene, Tomorrow and Now via a number of experiments and experiences. The museum mixes science with an innovative design to focus on sustainable cities.[1]

Funded by the Rio city government with support from sponsors, the building attempts to set new standards of sustainability in the municipality. Compared with conventional buildings, designers say it uses 40% less energy (including the 9% of its power it derives from the sun), and the cooling system taps deep water from nearby Guanabara Bay. The structure looks set to be one of Rio’s most famous tourist sights. Its solar spines and fan-like skylight have been designed so that the building can adapt to changing environmental conditions.[1]

The museum has partnerships with Brazil’s leading universities, global science institutions and collects real-time data on climate and population from space agencies and the United Nations. It has also hired consultants from a range of related fields, including astronauts, social scientists and climate experts. It sits waterside in a port area that was left abandoned for decades, and is now being renovated with new office blocks, apartments and restaurants. The museum is part of the city's port area renewal for the 2016 Summer Olympics. [1]

CopenHill - Amager Bakke - at night…

 

“CopenHill, also known as Amager Bakke, is a power plant located on an industrial waterfront that is capable of converting 440,000 tons of waste into clean energy annually. It was designed by BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) to double as public infrastructure, and is complete with tree-lined hiking trails and ski slopes on its roof along with the "tallest artificial climbing wall in the world" on its facade.” (1).

 

“Nearly a decade in the making, the landmark CopenHill waste-to-energy plant has finally opened in Copenhagen. CopenHill is the result of nearly ten years of thought, time and design. To complete the project, BIG worked with SLA, AKT, Lüchinger+Meyer, MOE and Rambøll. The plant aspires to embody the notion of Hedonistic Sustainability while aligning with Copenhagen’s goal of becoming the world’s first carbon-neutral city by 2025. The 41,000m2 project includes an urban recreation center and environmental education hub, turning social infrastructure into an architectural landmark. Beneath the slopes, furnaces, steam, and turbines convert 440,000 tons of waste annually into enough clean energy to deliver electricity and district heating for 150,000 homes. CopenHill features a continuous façade comprised of 1.2m tall and 3.3m wide aluminum bricks stacked like gigantic bricks overlapping each other.

 

CopenHill is a blatant architectural expression of something that would otherwise have remained invisible: that it is the cleanest waste-to-energy power plant in the world. As a power plant, CopenHill is so clean that we have been able to turn its building mass into the bedrock of the social life of the city – its façade is climbable, its roof is hikeable and its slopes are skiable. A crystal clear example of Hedonistic Sustainability – that a sustainable city is not only better for the environment – it is also more enjoyable for the lives of its citizens.” Bjarke Ingels, Founder & Creative Director, BIG.” (2).

 

Sources: (1) Lizzie Crook (October 2019). Dezeen. Available at www.dezeen.com/2019/10/08/big-copenhill-power-plant-ski-s...

(2) Eric Baldwin (October 2019). Arch Daily. www.archdaily.com/925966/copenhill-the-story-of-bigs-icon...

 

Excerpt from metrolinx.com:

 

Evergreen Brick Works and Friends of Pan Am Path lead project to have murals painted on Bridge 81 concrete pillars

 

Japanese artist Hiroyasu Tsuri has done that with a massive mural below the historic rail bridge next to the Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto. With support from Metrolinx, his work was commissioned by Evergreen and Friends of Pan Am Path in 2017. The piece, featuring a large snake and plants native to the area, was completed in September.

 

“It makes things pop in a landscape that you hadn’t noticed,” said Hannah Kemp, the art and exhibits coordinator for Evergreen Brick Works. “You find yourself bringing new perspectives to something that has always been there.”

 

Tsuri’s mural is one of two that will be painted on Bridge 81, which is no longer in use, based on a “sustainable city” theme. The second will be created in the spring by world-renowned artists EL MAC + KWEST. Another called ‘The Pull of the Land’ by Faith XLVII has been there since 2013.

 

“It’s some of the elements that I like,” said Tsuri, otherwise known as TWOONE. “I like old, decaying walls, the greens and stuff. I like how it looks.”

 

Curator Emmanuel Jarus is an internationally recognized muralist from Toronto and has been excited about bringing this space to life.

 

“It’s obviously an older, historic looking bridge with a beautiful façade to paint,” said Jarus. “The fact that it’s unique instead of it being a flat, brick wall. As soon as something has its own personality and uniqueness to it, it makes it attractive as an art piece.”

Vancouver the Sustainable City with a view of Stanley Park and Lions Gate Bridge at Night

Todi is a town and comune (municipality) of the province of Perugia (region of Umbria) in central Italy. It is perched on a tall two-crested hill overlooking the east bank of the river Tiber, commanding distant views in every direction.

 

In the 1990s, Richard S. Levine, a professor of architecture at the University of Kentucky, chose Todi as the model sustainable city, because of its scale and its ability to reinvent itself over time. After that, the Italian press reported on Todi as the world's most livable city.

 

The Museum of Tomorrow (Portuguese: Museu do Amanhã) is a science museum in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was designed by Spanish neofuturistic architect Santiago Calatrava, and built next to the waterfront at Pier Maua. Its construction was supported by the Roberto Marinho Foundation and cost approximately 230 million reais (£40m/$59m). The building was opened on December 17, 2015 with President Dilma Rousseff in attendance.

 

The structure – which was supposed to have opened before last year’s World Cup – looks set to be one of Rio’s most famous tourist sights. With solar spines that bristle above and a fan-like skylight below, it is designed to adapt to changing environmental conditions. Catalan architect Santiago Calatrava says he was inspired by the bromeliads in Rio’s Botanical Gardens. Inside, however, the whitewashed curves are more reminiscent of the 1960s concrete modernism of Oscar Niemeyer.

 

The main exhibition takes visitors through five main areas: Cosmos, Earth, Anthropocene, Tomorrow and Now via a number of experiments and experiences. The museum mixes science with an innovative design to focus on sustainable cities.

 

Funded by the Rio city government with support from sponsors, the building attempts to set new standards of sustainability in the municipality. Compared with conventional buildings, designers say it uses 40% less energy (including the 9% of its power it derives from the sun), and the cooling system taps deep water from nearby Guanabara Bay. The structure looks set to be one of Rio’s most famous tourist sights. Its solar spines and fan-like skylight have been designed so that the building can adapt to changing environmental conditions

 

The concept of the museum is that tomorrow is not ready. The 'Tomorrow' will be the construction and people will participate in this construction as Brazilians, citizens and members of the human species. This is not a museum for objects, but a museum for ideas.

 

It's a 'new generation' of science museums for transform our thinking in order to shape the next 50 years of life on this planet in a sustainable and harmonious coexistence.

 

www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/17/museum-of-tomorrow-...

  

The sustainable city

The Museum of Tomorrow is a science museum in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was designed by Spanish neofuturistic architect Santiago Calatrava, and built next to the waterfront at Pier Maua. Its construction was supported by the Roberto Marinho Foundation and cost approximately 230 million reais. The building was opened on December 17, 2015, with President Dilma Rousseff in attendance.

 

The main exhibition takes visitors through five main areas: Cosmos, Earth, Anthropocene, Tomorrow and Now via a number of experiments and experiences. The museum mixes science with an innovative design to focus on sustainable cities.

 

The museum is part of the city's port area renewal for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

 

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museum_of_Tomorrow

The sustainable city ...

Here's a 3 shot HDR of The Crystal, which is London’s newest landmark building and the world’s first center dedicated to improving our knowledge of urban sustainability. It is a sustainable cities initiative by Siemens that explores how we can create a better future for our cities. It is home to the world's largest exhibition focused on urban sustainability.

 

On the left is the Emirate Air Line, the new Cable Car system across Thames.

High Level Session on Innovative Mobility for Sustainable Cities in Africa

One of the first "generation ships", the Colonial Voyager was designed to be a self-sustaining city in the stars, with a lush biodome to grow specially adapted plants and complete industrial manufacturing facilities in the event any part of the ship needed to be upgraded or replaced.

 

The vessel was never intended to land in its destination system--instead, a small portion of the hull could detach and become an atmospheric landing craft, capable of depositing colonists and their equipment to the surface and returning to the host ship for another load.

 

This didn't start out as a tribute to legoloverman, though he certainly deserves it. In actuality this ended up nothing like the idea it started out, instead as I worked on it I noticed it was taking on a variation of a Classic Space theme. The MOC grew organically as it went along, much like the ship itself as it traveled between stars.

 

I have more pictures, but they came out crappy so I'm going to have to either retake them or do some photo touch up. I'll have more angles up later.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 

The Museum of Tomorrow is a science museum in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was designed by Spanish neofuturistic architect Santiago Calatrava, and built next to the waterfront at Pier Maua. Its construction was supported by the Roberto Marinho Foundation and cost approximately 230 million reais. The building was opened on December 17, 2015, with President Dilma Rousseff in attendance.

 

The main exhibition takes visitors through five main areas: Cosmos, Earth, Anthropocene, Tomorrow and Now via a number of experiments and experiences. The museum mixes science with an innovative design to focus on sustainable cities.

 

The museum is part of the city's port area renewal for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

 

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museum_of_Tomorrow

The Crystal reflects the nearby Royal Victoria Dock with Canary Wharf appearing in the background. The Crystal is a sustainable cities initiative by Siemens that explores how we can create a better future for our cities. It is home to the world's largest exhibition focused on urban sustainability.

 

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We already knew it was good, and now Fitzroy Gardens has also won the Banksia Foundation’s Sustainable Cities Award for its depot redevelopment. ift.tt/2ymRLrM

Sustainable Cities

The Sustainable Cities Working Group will explore cross-sector strategies to cultivate a more equitable and sustainable built environment. Among other topics, participants will discuss innovative financing, resilient planning, high-performance building strategies, and smart building and planning technologies.

View of the Emirates Air Line tram from the Royal Docks terminal. The structure on the right is The Crystal, an exhibition about sustainable cities.

 

More photos from London are in my set

London, England

 

From left to right Mr. Stephen Ibaraki Social Entrepreneur and Futurist - Chair REDDS Capital REDDS Venture Capital; Mr. Kamran Agasi Director Innovations Center LLC; Mr. Bilel Jamoussi Chief of the Study Groups Department International Telecommunication Union; Ms. Samia Melhem Lead Policy Specialist, Transport and ICT Global Lead, Digital Development CoP World Bank and Mr. Craig Price Senior Vice President, International Projects PCCW Global Ltd.

 

ITU Telecom World 2018

 

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