Digital initiatives could soon be hitting Ottawa’s streets with the goal of turning the capital into a “smart city,” according to a report going before the city’s Finance and Economic Development Committee next week.
Smart city strategies have been gaining momentum worldwide, says the report prepared by city staff, and Ottawa is well-suited to build on its existing infrastructure in developing a connected city.Read more
Dezeen promotion: an exhibition of Design Academy Eindhoven graduates, Dezeen's Good Design for a Bad World talks progamme, and a robot research centre are among the 600 events taking place during this year's Dutch Design Week.
Dezeen is media partner for Dutch Design Week, which takes place from 21 to 29 October 2017 in Eindhoven.
The city is home to one of the most famous design schools in the world, Design Academy Eindhoven, so the week-long festival brings together a wealth of promising young designers.Read more
Riverside, Calif. – The fourth Long Night of Arts & Innovation will fill the streets of downtown Riverside on Oct. 12 with hours of science, technology, dance, engineering, math, music and art programs for young people and adults.
The regional event, which draws speakers and performers from all four of Riverside’s colleges and universities, and the city’s most innovative high-tech companies, runs from 5 p.m. to midnight on and around the Main Street mall in historic downtown Riverside.Read more
Starting in the summer, Josh Taron, associate professor of architecture and co-director of the Laboratory for Integrative Design, and his team of students in the Faculty of Environmental Design devised, built and erected Furbaniture for Walk21 Calgary, an international conference on walkability taking place in this city this week.
The pieces, which are intentionally designed to be higher than a bench and lower than a table, can fit together in different ways to “re-program” a street or other urban outdoor spaces. They can be configured to create parklets on streets, extend outdoor patios off restaurants and bars, create a pop-up street festival or any other one of a myriad of creative uses yet to be dreamed up.Read more