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Cities of the World
Stories about cities and the culture in and around them (especially making them better)
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New Yorkers don't read, says Amazon: NYC left off list of most bookish cities - New York Daily News (blog)

New Yorkers don't read, says Amazon: NYC left off list of most bookish cities - New York Daily News (blog) | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
CBS LocalNew Yorkers don't read, says Amazon: NYC left off list of most bookish citiesNew York Daily News (blog)BY Alexander Nazaryan In a stunning defeat for the city of Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Dorothy Parker and every bespectacled writer...
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Internet of Things, Quantified Self and Smart Cities in the context...

The cutting edge and complete overview of all key cases and examples within the Quantified Self and Internet of Things (IoT) movements across the globe.
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The Complete Happiest Cities List

The Complete Happiest Cities List | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
  The Good 1.   Arlington, Virginia A+ 2.   Sioux Falls, South Dakota A 3.   Madison, Wisconsin A  4.   Durham, North Carolina A 5.   St. Paul, Minnesota A 6.   Boulder, Colorado A 7.   Overland Park, Kansas A 8.
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In Spanish cities, austerity hits hard - Washington Post

In Spanish cities, austerity hits hard - Washington Post | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
In Spanish cities, austerity hits hardWashington PostIn Alburquerque, Spain, there is a sense of shrinking opportunities as decisions in Madrid and Brussels trickle down and hopes for reviving the beleaguered local economy vanish.
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Megacities: Five of the World's 'Biggest' Cities | This Big City

Megacities: Five of the World's 'Biggest' Cities | This Big City | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
As the world urbanises and our lifestyles evolve, cities are getting bigger. And we're not just talking about population sizes. As This Big City kicks off a fortnight of themed posts on Megacities and Microcities, what better way to ...
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Here comes everybody: List of bicycle-friendly cities soars | Grist

Here comes everybody: List of bicycle-friendly cities soars | Grist | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
Once was that American cities competed to look more like Detroit, with gleaming lanes of highway stretching as far as the eye could see. Any more, it's a race to imitate Copenhagen, the Danish capital where 36 percent of ...
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How A Colorado Town's Med-Tech Startups Thrive On Shoestring Budgets, Stem Cells

How A Colorado Town's Med-Tech Startups Thrive On Shoestring Budgets, Stem Cells | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
In most cities, academic researchers have to drive across town to reach an industry incubator. In Aurora, they just walk across the street.
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9 U.S. Cities Hit New Home Price Lows

9 U.S. Cities Hit New Home Price Lows | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
Atlanta continued its downward spiral, posting its lowest annual rate of decline in the 20-year history of the index at -17.3%. The 10-City Composite declined 3.6% and the 20-City was down 3.5% compared to February 2011.
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City maps, deconstructed and rearranged by block...

City maps, deconstructed and rearranged by block... | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
City maps, deconstructed and rearranged by block size, reminiscent of Ursus Wehrli’s deconstructed famous art and a fine complement to The Map as Art.
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In Silicon Valley, an Emerging Bike Movement | Streetsblog San Francisco

In Silicon Valley, an Emerging Bike Movement | Streetsblog San Francisco | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley's Emerging Bike Movement - Streetsblog - http://t.co/nC9l1Re9...
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Overcoming Bias : The Future Of Cities

Overcoming Bias : The Future Of Cities | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
What sets city size? That is, what determines how many people all cluster together in an urban area? On the one hand, city size increases with feasible building height and with the gains to people and businesses from ...
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Endless Windmills In the Ocean Powering Our Cities? It's Not SciFi ...

Endless Windmills In the Ocean Powering Our Cities? It's Not SciFi ... | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
atlantic wind connection From a distance they look like white toothpicks standing up out of the ocean. Up close they are towering engines of motion, whirring in the face of unforgiving gusts of wind. Offshore wind farms are a ...
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Five Innovations That Will Change Cities In The Next Five Years

Five Innovations That Will Change Cities In The Next Five Years | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
This morning at Web 2.0, David Barnes, program director of emerging technologies of IBM, spoke about the company's vision of smarter cities and a smarter planet. It's a more literal notion of "big data," one that involves ...
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Haunting Photos Of Abandoned Cities Around The World

Haunting Photos Of Abandoned Cities Around The World | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
Haunting Photos Of Abandoned Cities Around The World: There are more abandoned cities than you'd think. But they're also p...
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Microcities: Five of the World's 'Smallest' Cities | This Big City

Microcities: Five of the World's 'Smallest' Cities | This Big City | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, the majority of the world's population live in cities. And though Asian megacities get plenty of coverage, what makes a city varies wildly. So rather than thinking BIG, here's five of the world's 'smallest' ...
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City Explores Private Deal For Meters - Wall Street Journal

City Explores Private Deal For Meters - Wall Street Journal | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
City Explores Private Deal For MetersWall Street JournalBy TED MANN New York City is taking tentative steps toward turning over the operation of its nearly 39000 parking meters to a private company, with a cautious eye toward avoiding costly missteps...
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Itineraries - World's top cities for strolling

Itineraries - World's top cities for strolling | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
As any traveler worth their soles knows, to walk around a city is to experience its true essence. “Your brain functions quite differently when you walk,” says Scott Bricker, director of America Walks, a national nonprofit dedicated ...
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Mesmerizing data visualization shows a day in the life of a city’s bike usage

Mesmerizing data visualization shows a day in the life of a city’s bike usage | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
This video is probably what Ralph Steadman sees when he takes half a tab of acid and looks at a map of Budapest, but it’s also a data visualization of the city’s bike usage during a 24-...
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Smog-Eating Graffiti for One of World’s Most Polluted Cities

Smog-Eating Graffiti for One of World’s Most Polluted Cities | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
Smog-Eating Graffiti for One of World's Most Polluted Cities (RT @torque10: #Green street art?
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Home Prices in US Cities Fell at Slower Pace in February - BusinessWeek

Home Prices in US Cities Fell at Slower Pace in February - BusinessWeek | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
BloombergHome Prices in US Cities Fell at Slower Pace in FebruaryBusinessWeekBy Timothy R. Homan on April 24, 2012 Home prices in 20 US cities dropped at a slower pace in the year ended February, pointing to stabilization in the real-estate market.
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NYU Gets To Help Bloomberg Build A Second Tech Campus In Brooklyn

NYU Gets To Help Bloomberg Build A Second Tech Campus In Brooklyn | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
Cornell and Technion won the first $100 million grant to build a campus on Roosevelt Island.
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Researchers named top-10 innovative cities of the world: Voice of ...

Researchers named top-10 innovative cities of the world: Voice of ... | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
Australia's analyst firm 2thinknow regularly calculating the Innovation Cities Global Index has released the rating of 331 cities for the year 2011. So looks the top-10 chart: Boston, San Francisco Bay Area, Paris, New York, ...
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Halloween 2011: The 10 Spookiest Cities in America - CBS ...

Halloween 2011: The 10 Spookiest Cities in America - CBS ... | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
Don't miss my Hollywood Haunted Houses, 10 Spookiest Cities in America, and How to Throw a Halloween Party. We love Halloween in the U.S.
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Jason Hartman Recommends Ten Best Cities for Buying Investment ...

Jason Hartman Recommends Ten Best Cities for Buying Investment ... | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
While many average Americans are skittish about the housing market, the country's richest citizens see current conditions as perfect for buying income properties Irvine, CA (PRWEB) October 19, 2011 Buying investment ...
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