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2,000 Years of London’s Historical Development, Animated in 7 Minutes

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Give 'The London Evolution Animation' seven minutes, and it will show you the historical development of London over the course of 2,000 years.

Via Dace Prauliņš, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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Ten Points for Liveable Cities: Lessons from Singapore

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Urban populations are expanding at an exponential rate as people are migrating to city centers where economic opportunities promise social mobility and access to education, health resources, and where employment is more abundant than in rural areas. 

 

Nations once considered in the “third world” are making leaps to accommodate growing populations with thoughtful considerations in designing these new urban capitals.  Population trends have shifted considerably and have contributed to some of the densest urban cities never before seen in history.  The rise in the classification of cities as “mega-cities” and the problems that such high population densities face speak to the fact that our cities have reached a saturation point that needs to addressing.

Singapore, an island nation in the Asian Pacific, is the third densest country in the world. Last year the Center for Liveable Cities and the Urban Land Institute participated in a summit of leading planners and policy makers to discuss the steps that Singapore was taking in its development in response to its growing urban populations.  The result of the conference was a list of ten points that contribute to making Singapore a liveable high dense city...


Via Lauren Moss, Jandira Feijó
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