Our Kiwi neighbours are getting ready for a massive overhaul of their biggest city Auckland. Comprising of over 30% of New Zealand's overall population, or 1.3 million people, the number of inhabitants is set to almost double in the next 30 years to 2.4 million. Not surprising seeing that Mercer's rate Auckland as the 4th most liveable city in the world!
Bored of your annual beach holiday or trip to the snow? Bit of cash lying around in your bank account? Then how about a trip to the world's first commercial hotel in space!
Launching in 2016 (which gives you a little more time to save if you don't have enough money to afford the world's most expensive travel experience), Russian-based Orbital Technologies has designed their first Commerial Space Station (CSS).
If you're a fan of the iPhone, the iPad or the Macbook Pro, then we'll assume Steve Jobs won't really be needing to do more to impress you. And whilst we're quite partial to a few Apple products in our GWU office, it was the designs for their proposed new HQ in Cupertino, California that really drew our attention.
When Denver's Stapleton Airport closed in 1995, a fantastic opportunity evolved to develop some 12 km squared of prime inner city real estate. After community consultation, property management group Forest City Enterprises agreed to zone the area for mixed use.
Yet another reason why NEW YAWWWK is awesome: people taking a serious creative interest in their community. Rob Hammond and a few friends realised that no one was actually working to preserve one of Manhattan's relics, the High Line, and decided to do something about it.