The Future of The City

The adoption of ubiquitous computing, mobile devices, and rich sources of data are changing how we live, work, and play in urban environments. Increasingly, a digital landscape overlays our physical world and is expanding to offer ever-richer experiences that augment—and in some cases, replace—the physical experience: “The city is the platform, the network, the sensors, and the interface,” as frog creative director Rob McIntosh put it in a recent talk. To celebrate the New Cities Summit where frog hosted a workshop on the Meta-City, design mind presents a special digital issue exclusively on the future of the city and live coverage from the event.

Envisioning The City of The Future

Envisioning The City of The Future

A look back at the highlights of the New Cities Summit.

Biking in the Future Cities

Biking in the Future Cities

How are bicycles shaping our culture and our environment?

The Networked Urban Environment

The Networked Urban Environment

The future of transportation is more than a good parking spot.

The Temporary City

The Temporary City

Our shifting desires and social behavior will dictate the city of the future’s fluid design.

Green Acres

Green Acres

Turning New York City’s empty lots into environmental oasises.

The Connected City

The Connected City

Discussing technology's role in transforming the urban landscape with Mathieu Lefevre.

Pedal Revolution

Pedal Revolution

Bicycles have already become an essential part of our culture, but now they’re shaping our urban and social spaces too.

The Future of Cities

The Future of Cities

In this video, frog Creative Director Scott Nazarian explores how software shapes the flow of the urban environment.

Mapping Urban Adventures

Mapping Urban Adventures

Emerging maps and apps are catalyzing new social behavior for city dwellers.

Hope for Future Cities

Hope for Future Cities

In this video, Urbanscale Director Adam Greenfield argues that all cities are already “smart,” but it is up to us to build systems to capture that intelligence.

Urban Design Gets Sticky

Urban Design Gets Sticky

Interactive street art makes local citizens placemakers.

The Urbaneers

The Urbaneers

TED Fellow Mitchell Joachim and Planetary ONE are going beyond green to re-engineer Brooklyn.

Tech And The City

Tech And The City

Chief Digital Officer Rachel Sterne aims to make New York the “world’s top-ranked digital city.”

Visible Cities

Visible Cities

Writer Rebecca Solnit uses social cartography to map San Francisco's urban body.

Future Cities Around the World

Future Cities Around the World

In this video, the United Nation’s Habitat Director Cecelia Martinez discusses the importance of policy in the development of the Megacity of the future.

Cities in the Digital Age

Cities in the Digital Age

Interaction designers can shape “smart” urban environments.

Sitopia

Sitopia

A new model for feeding the world’s expanding cities

Sketches of the Meta-City

Sketches of the Meta-City

The modern city is becoming a pointer system, the new URL, for tomorrow's hybrid digital physical environment.