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Stories about cities and the culture in and around them (especially making them better)
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Cities' homeless crackdown: Could it be compassion fatigue?

Cities' homeless crackdown: Could it be compassion fatigue? | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
USA TODAYCities' homeless crackdown: Could it be compassion fatigue?USA TODAYA growing number of cities across the United States are making it harder to be homeless. Philadelphia recently banned outdoor feeding of people in city parks.
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PHOTOS: What Would SF Look Like After Global Warming?

PHOTOS: What Would SF Look Like After Global Warming? | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
Most people consider global warming something of a mixed blessing.
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Forbes ranks Salt Lake City as fifth-best place to retire

Forbes ranks Salt Lake City as fifth-best place to retire | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
Forbes ranks Salt Lake City as fifth-best place to retireSalt Lake TribuneBy Michael Appelgate Salt Lake City is one of the top cities in the US to retire, according to a Forbes magazine ranking.
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The 25 Brainiest Cities In America

The 25 Brainiest Cities In America | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
The site uses an IP address-based geolocator to find out which cities have the users who attain the best Lumosity test scores. This data was used to rank the 25 smartest cities in America. The map below shows the distribution ...
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Small markets finding success in NBA playoffs

Small markets finding success in NBA playoffs | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
Globe and MailSmall markets finding success in NBA playoffsCBSSports.comThe San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder are locked in a rousing series with some of the biggest stars in the sport, some of the most raucous crowds in the league and...
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Seasteading Institute Convenes In SF: Group Fights For Floating CIties

Seasteading Institute Convenes In SF: Group Fights For Floating CIties | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
BetabeatSeasteading Institute Convenes In San Francisco: Group Fights For Floating ...Huffington PostThe Seasteading Institute, a group working to form autonomous, floating cities in the ocean, met for its annual conference in San Francisco over...
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Cities starting to ban plastic bags

Cities starting to ban plastic bags | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
French TribuneCities starting to ban plastic bagsABC2 NewsNow, with the city of Los Angeles taking the first step toward joining nearly four dozen other California municipalities in outlawing them, the humble little polyethylene bag may be headed...
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Waste Co. Teams w/ IBM to Make San Francisco First City in US with Zero Landfill

Waste Co. Teams w/ IBM to Make San Francisco First City in US with Zero Landfill | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
Recology Teams with IBM in Quest to Help San Francisco Become First City in ...MarketWatch (press release)Just last year, independent studies named San Francisco the Greenest City in North America due to advanced recycling programs.* In collaboration...
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Take Me Back to the Rust Belt City

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Take Me Back to the Rust Belt CityHuffington PostAt the recent CEOs for Cities Spring National Meeting in Cincinnati, AOL co-founder and former CEO and Chairman Steve Case noted that the most important factor for a city to thrive is attracting and...
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California city's pension vote-a precedent for US?

California city's pension vote-a precedent for US? | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
INSIGHT-California city's pension vote-a precedent for US?
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Dozens detained as Putin's opponents rally in major Russian cities - Washington Post

Dozens detained as Putin's opponents rally in major Russian cities - Washington Post | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
Dozens detained as Putin's opponents rally in major Russian citiesWashington PostPolice said 80 people were detained in Moscow and eight in St. Petersburg, Russia's second-largest city, on Thursday.
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Greener cities are safer cities, say researchers - Canada.com

Greener cities are safer cities, say researchers - Canada.com | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
Greener cities are safer cities, say researchersCanada.comStill, the initial findings suggest that, in addition to being aesthetically pleasing and helping to moderate temperature, trees can have a public-safety benefit and that cities may want to...
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Urban rebirth: Johannesburg shakes off crime-ridden past - CNN

Urban rebirth: Johannesburg shakes off crime-ridden past - CNN | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
Urban rebirth: Johannesburg shakes off crime-ridden pastCNNBut reviving the city's urban zones was not just a case of repurposing old buildings, he said: It was about creating a different mindset.
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New York’s roofscape gets climate makeover [VIDEOS]

New York’s roofscape gets climate makeover [VIDEOS] | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
Witness the evolution of New York City’s billion-square-foot roofscape in the face of climate change.
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Decrepit bank-owned homes blight cities

Decrepit bank-owned homes blight cities | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
The smell of rotting food and decay inside 10956 South Wilmington Avenue, Los Angeles, was overwhelming. A burst pipe in the kitchen ceiling leaked water onto a floor littered with half empty cans, razor blades, odd shoes, stained clothing ...
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When Will an African City Host the Olympic Games?

When Will an African City Host the Olympic Games? | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
When Will an African City Host the Olympic Games?Huffington Post (blog)Will an African city host the Olympic Games in 2024? A recent report contends that South Africa will be stepping forward to compete by offering Durban as her bid city.
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Urban Agriculture Part II: Designing Out the Distance

Urban Agriculture Part II: Designing Out the Distance | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
By Vanessa QuirkClick here for the original article. A rooftop garden in San Francisco.
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Baking Innovation Into New Smart Cities

Baking Innovation Into New Smart Cities | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
Projections suggest there will be more than 136 new cities containing over 1 million people by 2025. While most of the cities will be in China, they will spring up all over the world.
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‘The Great Inversion’: Cities are the new suburbs, suburbs the new cities

‘The Great Inversion’: Cities are the new suburbs, suburbs the new cities | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
Young and wealthy people are moving back to city centers, while immigrants and poor people increasingly flock to the ’burbs. Um, is this a good thing?
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As Cities Seek to Cut Reliance on Landfills, a Green Solution Emerges

As Cities Seek to Cut Reliance on Landfills, a Green Solution Emerges | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
By George McGrath, Chief Operating Officer at Recology and Heather D. Achilles, Distinguished Engineer with IBM Research People around the world.
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World's Top10 Artistic Cities

World's Top10 Artistic Cities | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
1. Rome, Italy The Vatican Museum alone earns Rome its place on any artistic list. With galleries measuring over nine miles, the sacred destination lures the masses for reasons beyond the religious. Among the vast collection ...
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'Seasteaders' gather to develop ocean cities

'Seasteaders' gather to develop ocean citiesSan Jose Mercury NewsThey envision a floating city movement whose most immediate step is to launch a "visa-free" ship by 2014 to house and employ high-tech workers in international waters 12 miles off the...
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Academic elites migrate to 'green cities' in increasing numbers

Academic elites migrate to 'green cities' in increasing numbers | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
Christian Science MonitorAcademic elites migrate to 'green cities' in increasing numbersChristian Science MonitorRecent studies suggest a divergence is occurring in average human capital levels across US cities, a path dependence story that college...
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8 Cool Cities For Summer

8 Cool Cities For Summer | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
Many people's winter vacation plans understandably revolve around sand and sun and colorful cocktails sporting tiny umbrellas. But summer in the sta.
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America's Economic Rebound is Happening Now.

America's Economic Rebound is Happening Now. | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
The declinists are wrong, America is emerging from the crisis stronger than before.
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