ideas for cities

This Big City on tumblr is your source for ideas that can make cities better. It is curated by Joe Peach and Lucas Lindsey.

Joe founded This Big City in 2009. He is a Marketing professional and works in one of London's most sustainable buildings.

Lucas is an urbanist, futurist, and blogger. He's the child of a suburban nation, but born again believer in an urban future. He lives in Tallahassee, USA.

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What smart material could transform cities?

Self cleaning paint, heat repelling roofing, and self-repairing buildings all feature in a new post on This Big City. What other awesome materials could transform our cities?



The future is now … it’s not a fetishistic obsession or architectural style … building a city for 2050 should have started 50 years ago – we’re already late for managing our human investments – so let’s not make it too late!

Dr. Rachel Armstrong argues that 'the future is now' on This Big City.


Rachel Armstrong博士認為「未來就在眼前」。