Airports are bizarre places. But if you think about it, they're not nearly bizarre enough. Especially as we move towards a more globalized culture, we appreciate less and less of the extreme differences, both geographic and cultural, that flying from A to B can provide. We walk out of one rickety airport ramp and arrive in another rickety airport ramp that looks almost exactly the same.
What doesn’t kill cities during this crisis will make them stronger. This is Richard Florida’s diagnosis in The Great Reset, which picks up where his last foray into pop economic geography, Who’s Your City? left off.
With 2,715 pounds of dynamite Sunday, 40-year-old Texas Stadium -- the one with the hole in its roof, “so God can watch his favorite team play” -- was reduced to 2 million pounds of steel scrap and 4 million pounds of (recyclable) concrete rubble. Thousands of die-hard Dallas Cowboys fans and former players showed up to tailgate once last time and cheer the early morning implosion.
Hewlett Packard announces the first commercial application of its holistic blueprint for smarter cities: "CeNSE" (Central Nervous System for the Earth). But what sets HP apart from its rivals is its determination to create a smarter planet almost entirely within house, from sensors of its own design and manufacture to servers and software to the consultants who will tie it all together.