Future Smart Reads 29 July, 2012

Here are our team’s picks of interesting articles that made us bookmark these links. Hope you enjoy them as well:

One of Banksy’s latest pieces to appear in London, just days before the official start of the Olympic Games 2012.

CAPE TOWN:  Prof. Vivian Bickford Smith, Professor of Historical Studies at UCT, speaks about how and why Cape Town was first promoted as a tourist city.

BARCELONA:  Representatives from cities, academia, nonprofits and industry gathered in the Spanish capital to establish the City Protocol, a framework of principles, guidelines and best practices for the growing Smart Cities movement.

PARIS: Urban agriculture has already brought bees to London, tilapia to Milwaukee, and bunnies to backyards everywhere. The next frontier? Bananas in Paris, perhaps.

LONDON: Sculptor David Cerny has re-modelled a traditional red London bus into an athlete in time for the 2012 Games

NEW YORK: Brooklyn-based firm studio a+i have won an international design competition for an AIDS memorial at St. Vincent’s Hospital Park.

LONDON: A look at the Olympic brand, how it was developed and now lies at the heart of the Games.

LONDON: Banksy’s latest Olympic-themed pieces in London speak to the debates surrounding graffiti removal in preparation for the Games.

ONLINE: Lovely Olympic- themed content on all week on The Fox is Black.

LONDON:  London-based architectural duo pernilla & asif have designed the ‘Coca-Cola beatbox‘, a pavilion that creates a multi-sensory experience for visitors by fusing music and technology within a setting of international sport.