URBAN HUB is an interactive platform for people working on the future of cities and mobility. We collect personal stories about urban landmarks and future ideas for the sustainable development of cities worldwide.
Do buildings need curves to be cool and modern? Many forward-thinking architects and “starchitects” are playing with straight lines and angles to create truly unique masterpieces. Explore the latest architectural design trends with an eye-catching use of lines and angles.
Every year, the world’s movers and shakers gather in Davos, Switzerland at the World Economic Forum to discuss what’s been happening in the world – and what’s going to happen. This year, the topic was Globalization 4.0. But what does that mean? One takeaway: Training and education will be key.
World Elevator Day gets us thinking about the innovations and good planning that keep us on the move. As urban populations increase, the challenge of keeping an urban flow stress-free, uninterrupted, and safe continues to give rise to new ideas and building designs.
The increase in tall buildings seems unstoppable. And nowhere is this truer than in Asia (including the Middle East). Approximately 2/3 of all buildings in the world over 150 meters are there. Even more astounding: About 80% of the nearly 150 “supertall” skyscrapers (at least 300 m) are in Asia.
Hong Kong: moving mega projects & non-stop development. Take a stroll through the Pearl of the Orient to discover some of the most incredible infrastructure projects in the world and learn about the city of constant change.
NYC’s Hudson Yards may be the most anticipated urban redevelopment project in the world. It is definitely the most expensive in US history. Combining sustainability, smart mobility and public space with homes and jobs, it shows how cities with fixed boundaries can creatively make room for new growth.
In February, we start yearning for the first day of spring. Many cities, however, don’t take the last days of winter sitting down. URBAN HUB visits some popular Carnival parties and gives some insights on how cities celebrate differently but also handle crowds with technology and mobility solutions.
URBAN HUB has picked out some of its favorite traditional spots for romantic views in the city, but also added a few with a modern twist. No matter what city you’re in, romantic spots are not hard to find. Nestled in nature or modern architecture, lookouts for lovers in the city abound!
Smart homes use technology to make life better for people in their homes. Smart cities use technology to make life better for communities. Is there a connection? There will be. Smart homes are increasingly seen as the next frontier in the continuing evolution of all cities into smart cities.
Fueled by enormous wealth and inspired by a breathtaking vision, Doha may be the most impressive and elegant construction site in the world. Today, Doha plays in the same league as Gulf neighbors Dubai and Abu Dhabi. This will be on spectacular display in 2022 at the soccer world championship.