We’ve all heard about the retail apocalypse and the supposed demise of malls. It’s a familiar refrain: chains expanded too fast, and malls, especially in the mid-tier, are overbuilt and dying. E-commerce is eating into brick & mortar shopping.
Images from Instagram: The stairwell at the New Museum in New York.We carry the cameras built into our phones around all the time, and the resulting flood of images says something about what people, in the aggregate, like to photograph.
Fig. 4. Photo of typical proximity model for city of Chicago used in wind tunnel testing (via Validating Wind-Induced Response of Tall… (PDF Download Available))
Skift Senior Research Analyst Rebecca Stone is traveling the globe over the next year as part of Remote Year, a program that brings together working professionals to travel, live, and work remotely.
The company is announcing new partnerships with dockless bike firms, car-sharing services, and transit startups, signaling its desire to help cities service all types of mobility. Like Google, FedEx, and Xerox, Uber has become a verb.
If you’re the particular kind of pretentious arse I am you will have flirted with readings about psychogeography. And you will have entertained the idea that something in the physical shape of buildings and the topography of the city can affect your mood.
The standard way to talk about autonomous cars, shown in this diagram, is to talk about levels. L1 is the cruise control in your father’s car.
Digital stardust won’t magically make future cities more affordable or resilient. The term “smart city” is interesting yet not important, because nobody defines it. “Smart” is a snazzy political label used by a modern alliance of leftist urbanites and tech industrialists.
Amazon is getting into more brick-and-mortar stores. While the retail giant purchased Whole Foods last year, Amazon had previously opened up a convenience store for employees under its own brand in Seattle in 2016.
Some Uber drivers in Lagos have been using a fake GPS itinerary app to illicitly bump up fares for local riders.