Ground Up Ideas // March 11, 2022



Let's talk about billionaire cities.


It seems like every billionaire's new favorite hobby is to buy a city and impart their version of urban utopia. Whether it's Marc Lore (ex-Walmart) and his vision for Telosa, Bill Gates' dream of a Smart City in Tempe, AZ, or Elon Musk's Starbase, these as of yet unrealized cities will have tremendous implications.


Will this infusion of capital and attention allow these areas to flourish? Will they create opportunities for jobs and wealth creation for the locals? Or will they displace existing communities in the name of a "better city"?

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M U S T - R E A D S

Lowe's commits $100 million for Community Impact Projects across the US // Yahoo Finance


Designing a city that restores mental health // Bloomberg CityLab


FastCompany's 10 Most Innovative architecture firms // FastCompany


Is Trilith, a ‘Company Town’ for Marvel’s Georgia Production Workers, the Template for Future Cities? // Variety

Australia’s floods left thousands without power. Microgrids could be an answer // Fast Company


An eye clinic designed for people with low vision // FastCompany

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I D E A S P O T L I G H T _ Monograph




Monograph is a first-of-its-kind platform that focuses solely on the operations side of architecture and design firms. In addition to building digital tools to manage budgets, projects and timetables, they host the annual Section Cut conference to highlight solutions in automation, efficiency, and business acumen for architects.

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I N S T A G R A M S P O T L I G H T _ @centerforarch


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