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July 14 / Design, Inspiration

Best of TED: How food shapes our cities

Every day, for a city the size of London, enough food needs to be delivered, cooked and fed to millions of people. The sheer scale of this has meant that cities are in fact shaped by food.

In this TED Talk,  Carolyn Steel, a food urbanist, takes us on a journey of how our meals affect not just the cities we live in, but the rainforest too, which is cleared to make way for arable land.

From the names of streets, and major routes into cities, food impacted how cities were built in ancient times. And, of course, since cities like London have changed very little, how we may struggle today, now that demand has increased.

Watch the TED Talk to find out more:

July 13 / Design, Inspiration

Best of TED: Building the Seed Cathedral

Thomas Heatherwick is a designer who was behind the revisioned Routemaster bus, in use in London today, which was designed to be 40% more energy efficient.

In this TED Talk, Heatherwick takes us through a few other projects he has worked on, including the beautiful Seed Cathedral, where light comes into the building through thousands of optics. So much so that you can even see clouds, from the inside, as they pass by.

Watch the TED Talk to find out more:

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July 12 / Design, Inspiration

Best of TED: Building the best kindergarten you’ve ever seen

For any architect or planner who is bidding for a school, nursery or kindergarten project, you may want to take a look at this TED Talk first.

The incredible kindergarten is a feat of architecture, built especially for children. The build allows kids to be kids, built as an open space circle so children can roam free and be safe.

Watch the TED Talk to find out more, and keep an eye out for how they build around the trees and make them a feature on all levels of the building.

June 23 / Design, Inspiration

Best of TED: Building a park in the sky

Last week, we featured a TED Talk showcasing a beautiful park, Lowline,  that exists underneath the streets of New York City.

This week we are looking at another park in New York, Highline, which, as the name suggests, is a park that exists in the sky above New York City.

Watch the TED Talk to find out more:

June 16 / Design, Inspiration

Best of TED: A park underneath the hustle and bustle of New York City

In our latest featured TED Talk, Dan Barasch discussed his, and his business partner James Ramsey, crazy plan to create a park filled with greenery, right underneath New York City.

Lowline, will be an underground green space the size of a football field. Using technology that harvests sunlight above-ground and directs it down below, it is a park that can thrive, even in winter. 

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