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Liverpool 'worst hit by exodus from cities': Northern population dwindling as move to rural areas continues

Liverpool 'worst hit by exodus from cities': Northern population dwindling as move to rural areas continues | A2 World Cities | Scoop.it
LIVERPOOL is predicted to experience the sharpest population fall of any city in Britain with a 13.9 per cent decline by 2001, according to research based on the 1991 Census.
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Gentrification Through Arson in Sao Paulo?

Real estate in Sao Paulo has been booming in recent years. Fires have devastated slums in or near the most desirable areas. Is there a connection?
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Pelli Clarke Pelli’s Arboleda Urban Village in Monterrey, Mexico Integrates Smart Growth and Green Design

Pelli Clarke Pelli’s Arboleda Urban Village in Monterrey, Mexico Integrates Smart Growth and Green Design | A2 World Cities | Scoop.it
Arboleda, an urban mixed-use community now under development in Monterrey, Mexico, is designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects of New Haven, Conn., in collaboration with landscape design firm Office of James Burnett.
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BBC News | HEALTH | Deprivation 'causes hostility and illness'

BBC News | HEALTH | Deprivation 'causes hostility and illness' | A2 World Cities | Scoop.it
People from disadvantaged backgrounds are more likely to be hostile and suffer consequent bad health in later life, researchers say.
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BBC News - Fast Track - Brasilia - utopia or concrete carbuncle?

BBC News - Fast Track - Brasilia - utopia or concrete carbuncle? | A2 World Cities | Scoop.it
Rajan Datar takes a helicopter ride above Brazil's capital Brasilia which was built in just three years during the 1960s.
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Esource: Cycling solution to gadget recycling

Esource: Cycling solution to gadget recycling | A2 World Cities | Scoop.it
Our desire to buy the latest gadget comes at huge health cost to the people who deal with our electronic waste. But could pedal power offer a solution?
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NZ inequality at highest level - Population - NZ Herald News

NZ inequality at highest level - Population - NZ Herald News | A2 World Cities | Scoop.it
Household incomes dropped and inequality rose to its highest level ever in New Zealand last year, a Ministry of Social Development report shows.
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What has happened to the UK’s eco-towns?

What has happened to the UK’s eco-towns? | A2 World Cities | Scoop.it
Although currently out-of-favour with the UK government, eco-towns may still offer the best hope for creating sustainable communities...
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Synchronised Zimbabwe loo flush

Synchronised Zimbabwe loo flush | A2 World Cities | Scoop.it
Residents of Zimbabwe's city of Bulawayo take part in a synchronised toilet flush organised to prevent sewage pipes becoming blocked.
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Asia's mega-cities urged to think green | The Jakarta Post

Asia's mega-cities urged to think green | The Jakarta Post | A2 World Cities | Scoop.it
Asian urbanization still has a long way to go, with the number and size of cities getting ever larger. In 2010, the urban share of Asia's population ...
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UK government relaxes some urban planning laws

UK government relaxes some urban planning laws | A2 World Cities | Scoop.it

"Unblocking the (urban) planning system, it is argued, would certainly get the economy moving."

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The Developing World's Most Innovative City for Trash Management Is ... Bangalore?

The Developing World's Most Innovative City for Trash Management Is ... Bangalore? | A2 World Cities | Scoop.it
The Indian city is setting itself up as a model for how struggling cities can better handle waste disposal.

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Why cities want parks in the sky

Why cities want parks in the sky | A2 World Cities | Scoop.it
Once an elevated freight railway track, New York's High Line is now an oasis - and other cities are following suit. What's the secret of its success?
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Climate Adapted Neighborhood / Tredje Natur

Climate Adapted Neighborhood / Tredje Natur | A2 World Cities | Scoop.it
Sankt Kjelds square 01 Copenhagen based architecture firm Tredje Natur recently presented their plans to develop Denmark's first climate adapted...
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BBC News | HEALTH | Health gap widening

BBC News | HEALTH | Health gap widening | A2 World Cities | Scoop.it
The health gap between the rich and the poor is widening in London - and probably in the rest of the country, research suggests.
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Gentrification Has Made This Old Brooklyn Neighborhood Unrecognizable

Gentrification Has Made This Old Brooklyn Neighborhood Unrecognizable | A2 World Cities | Scoop.it

From farmland into "one of the most expensive and highly-regarded areas in all of New York City."

 

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IPS – Urban Agriculture Sprouts in Brazil’s Favelas | Inter Press Service

IPS – Urban Agriculture Sprouts in Brazil’s Favelas | Inter Press Service | A2 World Cities | Scoop.it
Urban Agriculture Sprouts in Brazil’s Favelas - Organic agriculture is a growing trend in big cities around the world, including Latin America, and no...
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Eco-Towns: Three Models of Green Urban Planning

Eco-Towns: Three Models of Green Urban Planning | A2 World Cities | Scoop.it
Even as the British real estate market crashes with as much of a thud as the American one did, and even though local residents and some environmentalists are against them, the British government is still planning to build up to ten "eco...
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Consequences of over-population in india

Consequences of over-population in india | A2 World Cities | Scoop.it
Interactive Platform for Legal Professionals and lawyers of India...
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Andrew Mwenda takes a new look at Africa | Video on TED.com

TED Talks In this provocative talk, journalist Andrew Mwenda asks us to reframe the "African question" -- to look beyond the media's stories of poverty, civil war and helplessness and see the opportunities for creating wealth and happiness...
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The city with 180km traffic jams

The city with 180km traffic jams | A2 World Cities | Scoop.it
Driving in Sao Paulo, where queues in the city regularly top 100, is a major headache.
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Bangladesh's urbanisation creating a healthcare black hole

Bangladesh's urbanisation creating a healthcare black hole | A2 World Cities | Scoop.it

"Millions are heading for Bangladesh's cities, but as slums expand a lack of healthcare is leaving the poor vulnerable..."

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