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Stories about cities and the culture in and around them (especially making them better)
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What Draws Creative People? Quality of Place

What Draws Creative People? Quality of Place | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
Variety, stimulation, and an atmosphere of tolerance help attract people who can afford to be choosy about where they live.
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L.A. Bulldozes Foreclosed Homes To Create More Urban Green Space

L.A. Bulldozes Foreclosed Homes To Create More Urban Green Space | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
Famous for its gang wars, Los Angeles also has seen its share of "park wars," writes Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, chair of urban planning at UCLA.
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US City populations boom by 10% in Last Decade

US City populations boom by 10% in Last Decade | Cities of the World | Scoop.it

US cities saw their core populations boom by 10 percent in the last decade, as both Hispanics and young white Americans found it increasingly beneficial and appealing to live close – often very close – to the inner city, according to a unique Census report released Thursday.

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San Francisco Is America's Best City in 2012

San Francisco Is America's Best City in 2012 | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
The "City by the Bay" rose to the top, based on leisure, economic, education, crime, and air-quality ratings...
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The Lowline, New York’s Revolutionary Underground Park, Says Let There Be Light

The Lowline, New York’s Revolutionary Underground Park, Says Let There Be Light | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
NoteThis piece was first published at Transportation Nation, a public radio reporting project.New Yorkers can get their first peek at the technology required to construct a proposed park in an underground abandoned trolley station.
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Time to scrap the Mayor of London?

Time to scrap the Mayor of London? | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
Ken and Boris have made the office a huge success - but at what a cost to the rest of the UK.
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Another Dystopian Vision of the Future in Video Form: H+ Episode 1: Driving Under

Subscribe to H+ The Digital Series on YouTube today and get exclusive access to the first 6 episodes! http://bit.ly/LgP0tY H+:The Digital Series Episode 1: "...
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Why Hosting the Olympics Is Bad for Cities

Why Hosting the Olympics Is Bad for Cities | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
Don't count on gaining much from your moment in the sporting sun.
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Thinking outside the parks: Green space spreads in the Big Apple

Thinking outside the parks: Green space spreads in the Big Apple | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
When you think of parks in New York City, you probably imagine the big dogs -- Central Park, or Prospect. But the green is seeping through the city, and we’d be wise to take notice.
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America's 50 Best Cities

America's 50 Best Cities | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
If you could live anywhere in the U.S. and money was no object, these 50 cities
offer the best overall quality of life. Raleigh, N.C., is No.
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10 Funny Facebook Tees You'll Definitely 'Like'

10 Funny Facebook Tees You'll Definitely 'Like' | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
To spruce up our summer wardrobe, we searched the web for some great Facebook-themed tee designs.
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Why Boston Is One Of The World’s Smartest Cities

Why Boston Is One Of The World’s Smartest Cities | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
Boston was a top-20 city in my first ever global ranking of smart cities last year.
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7 most business-friendly cities

7 most business-friendly cities | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
More than 6,000 small businesses weighed in on a recent Thumbtack survey of the nation's 40 largest metro areas. Here are the cities that rated highest on hiring, licensing, regulation, zoning and more.
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Anatomy of a Smart City

Anatomy of a Smart City | Cities of the World | Scoop.it

The 19th century was a century of empires, 20th century was a century of nation states and the 21st century will be a century of cities...

This outstanding infographic (courtesy of postscapes.com) begins with some information about our current state of urbanization.

Did you know that 1.3 million people are moving to cities each week?! It then explains the need for smart cities and delves into what is required to establish these intelligent connected environments, how the smart city may take various forms in the developing worlds and what specific technologies are necessary to achieve such grand goals in practice.


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Christian Allié's comment, August 8, 2013 3:20 AM
"« Le 21ème siècle sera spirituel ou ne sera pas »
"The 21st century will be spiritual or will not"
http://lespoir.jimdo.com/2012/08/31/le-21%C3%A8me-si%C3%A8cle-sera-spirituel-ou-ne-sera-pas/
About cities too........may be !
Margarida Sá Costa's curator insight, August 8, 2013 8:27 AM

cities of the future....future new human political organizations?

Grd Lyon-millenaire3's comment, August 19, 2013 3:06 AM
It supposes an organization at the world level but which and with whom? Doubtless adds us in a transitional period. The best is yet to come.
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Reclaiming Unused Urban Space

Reclaiming Unused Urban Space | Cities of the World | Scoop.it

596 Acres, a group devoted to mapping and re-claiming unused public land, decamped for the Rockaways from August 20-September 6, 2012, in partnership with Rocaway Resource Recovery. The Rockaways have the highest concentration of vacant public land in Queens, and 596 Acres worked to identify and relaim that land for community gardens.

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Facebook Mobile: Social Media Ecosystems Rapidly Changing (Graphic)

Facebook Mobile: Social Media Ecosystems Rapidly Changing (Graphic) | Cities of the World | Scoop.it

Jeff Bullas has posted infographs that have the latest facts, figures and statistics to help keep you on top of the rapidly changing social media ecosystems.

 

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"Social media is no longer just about Facebook. Social media is splintering and fragmenting as more users find increased activity about their interests and passions residing on other social networks, such as Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter".

 

Through the rapid rise of smart phones and mobile platforms globally such as tablets led by the surging iPad, the way we use and view media is changing business and marketing.

 

Maintaining your business marketing momentum on a social web requires constant updates to identify and understand how and why users are using social networks.

 

These infographs have the latest facts, figures and statistics to help keep you on top of the rapidly changing social media ecosystems.

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

See article and infographics here: [http://bit.ly/O2JXgZ]


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Study: Rural America Fatter Than City Slickers

Study: Rural America Fatter Than City Slickers | Cities of the World | Scoop.it

“The rates of obesity were much higher than previously reported based on self-report, with 39 percent of rural Americans being obese compared to 33 percent of urban Americans,” study ...

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Bike-lane cultural revolution pokes along in some U.S. cities

Bike-lane cultural revolution pokes along in some U.S. cities | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
USA TODAYBike-lane cultural revolution pokes along in some citiesUSA TODAYBike-lane cultural revolution pokes along in some cities ...
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Refugees find peace, establish roots with urban gardens - USA TODAY

Refugees find peace, establish roots with urban gardens - USA TODAY | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
USA TODAYRefugees find peace, establish roots with urban gardensUSA TODAYRefugees find peace, establish roots with urban gardens ...
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Buffalo Combines Public Art With Urban Farming to Solve Urban Vacancy

Buffalo Combines Public Art With Urban Farming to Solve Urban Vacancy | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
ARTFARMS is an innovative project combining art, architecture and agriculture, that responds to our nation’s problem of urban vacancy created by Terrainsvagues, architects David Lagé and Andrea Salvini.
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New San Francisco legislation will jump-start urban farming

New San Francisco legislation will jump-start urban farming | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
On Tuesday, San Francisco passed game-changing legislation that should cement the city’s role as a national leader in urban food production.
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Cities That Wouldn't Exist Without Air Conditioning

Cities That Wouldn't Exist Without Air Conditioning | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
The invention of the air conditioner is still shaping the future growth of global metros.
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Bogota's Hotel Gaia has an 8-Story Vertical Garden with 25,000 Plants!

Bogota's Hotel Gaia has an 8-Story Vertical Garden with 25,000 Plants! | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
Paisajismo Urbano has given Bogota's Gaia Hotel an 8-story vertical garden facelift with more than 25,000 plants!
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How to Support Urban Farming

How to Support Urban Farming | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
Support Urban FarmingHuffington PostAnd although I am a country boy with very little urban gardening experience per-sey, I have been deeply inspired by some of the rooftop agricultural efforts I've seen while traveling through major cities sowing...
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Floating East River +Pool Concept Raises First Round of Funding

Floating East River +Pool Concept Raises First Round of Funding | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
+Pool designers have reached their $25,000 funding goal to begin testing the system for their floating pool concept.
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