I cover tech, art & culture, architecture, design, sustainability, urbanism, travel, retail and lifestyle. Hotel geek. AI obsessed. MA Environment & Development.
The people forced to flee their homes come from all walks of life: teachers, students, doctors, scientists, artists. Their narrative is not a single one, and each individual’s identity transcends that of “refugee,” which is why their voices should not go unheard or be misrepresented.
What if you owned a share of your city’s electricity grid? Along with your fellow citizens, you could decide where your energy comes from, how much it costs and even receive a portion of the profits each year.
I went to see Halima on a sunny Friday morning. She lives in a pretty, quiet and orderly town—which made the clutter of white goods piled on the lawn of her home all the more disconcerting.
Chatbots are already working hard in the hospitality industry, from taking fast food orders to helping travelers plan their trips. While conversational AI is very much in its infancy in the hotel sector, it certainly has plenty of potential.
Winter: The underdog. But why wish it away? The season, after all, takes up a good quarter of each year, a generous 25 percent of our lives. So let’s celebrate the beauty of the colder months, the wonder of fleeting afternoon light, the magnetism of a crackling fireplace – and the spirit of togetherness it inspires.
If you’ve noticed Siri getting quietly smarter, that’s just the start. Chatbots look set to replace apps, infiltrate our homes and predict our every desire. They might even free us from the trappings of the web.
Move over London: The U.K.’s second city is on the rise. With a love of good food at its heart and music in its soul, Manchester is chock-full of opportunities for unique and unforgettable experiences.
From its timber-clad townhouses to its concrete, post-war residential blocks, Germany has traditionally been a country of low-rise buildings.
Now, all that is changing. Across the country, urban growth and increasing demand for housing – along with rising house prices and rents – are leading local governments, developers and investors to turn their attention to residential high-rises.
At a time when budget travelers are increasingly experience-driven, the hospitality industry is responding with a concept that caters to this new guest profile: the ‘poshtel’.
My journey to self-acceptance has been slow, but sure. It feels somehow superficial to implicate Instagram in this profound journey. And yet, here I am.
International hotel groups are boosting their presence in India, with big name brands set to open numerous properties across the country in the coming years.
Expanding cities and changing weather patterns are leaving urban areas increasingly vulnerable to flooding, yet building design and better urban planning can play a key role in mitigating the risks and minimizing damage.
“Don’t be afraid. Enjoy yourself. It’s not forever.”
If I could talk to my dog while he’s at the kennel, that’s what I’d say. Eight short, simple words—a few huge, abstract concepts. Of all the mind-blowing applications offered by the Animal Internet, I keep coming back to this one emotional exchange.