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silent world imagines cities at the end of the world

silent world imagines cities at the end of the world | Cities | Scoop.it
from tiananmen to times square, the 'silent world' series by lucie & simon uses long-exposure photography to render the world's busiest cities free of cars and people.
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Science fiction no more: The perfect city is under construction

Science fiction no more: The perfect city is under construction | Cities | Scoop.it
Cities as technologically precise as a Formula One race car are being built now. Do we really want to live in them?
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Cities in the Digital Age

Cities in the Digital Age | Cities | Scoop.it
Scott Nazarian Illustration by Ailadi Cortelletti, visual designer II at frog For many people, the draw of cities is their pulse and flow, the veer and crush of humans, our shared machines, the vertical, the symmetrical, the seemingly impossible.
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silent world imagines cities at the end of the world

silent world imagines cities at the end of the world | Cities | Scoop.it
from tiananmen to times square, the 'silent world' series by lucie & simon uses long-exposure photography to render the world's busiest cities free of cars and people.
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Why Generation Y is Causing the Great Migration of the 21st Century

Why Generation Y is Causing the Great Migration of the 21st Century | Cities | Scoop.it
Just after the close of World War II, the last Great Migration in the United States — the move from the city to the new suburbs — began to emerge, fueled by new roads, low congestion, a...
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Welcome to Ikea-land: Furniture giant begins urban planning project

Welcome to Ikea-land: Furniture giant begins urban planning project | Cities | Scoop.it
Where the Swedish home-furnishings behemoth once placed a couch in a living room, they now want to place you and 6,000 neighbours into a neglected corner of your city, design an entire urban world around you, and Ikea-ize your lives.
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'Elevator View' Gallery - Portfolio of Stewart Mader

'Elevator View' Gallery - Portfolio of Stewart Mader | Cities | Scoop.it

New York, photographed from elevated perches by Stewart Mader

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LA CALE AUX TRESORS's comment, April 5, 2012 2:18 AM
My favorite city
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The Most Colorful Cities In The World

The Most Colorful Cities In The World | Cities | Scoop.it
  • Riomaggiore, Italy
  • Nyhavn, Denmark
  • Guanajuato, Mexico
  • Jodhpur, India
  • Valparaiso, Chile
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Stranger Studies 101: Cities as Interaction Machines

Stranger Studies 101: Cities as Interaction Machines | Cities | Scoop.it

Nothing has challenged our notions about what it means to "know" or "meet" someone more than the various ways we interact online. With geolocation services like Foursquare and augmented reality applications on the horizon, what it means to be a stranger or a friend is only getting more complex. We asked Kio Stark, a professor at New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program to share her syllabus on Stranger Studies here.

The students at ITP spend two years learning how to make and break all kinds of technology, and as Stark puts it, her classes "are about shaping a deeper, more rigorous understanding of the people my students are making things for." So, this syllabus focuses more on people and how they interact in cities -- the context for technology -- than gadgets or software themselves. 

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5 innovations looking to transform cities around the world

5 innovations looking to transform cities around the world | Cities | Scoop.it
  • Pedestrian-powered street lighting – Caceres, Spain
  • City Analytics – Barcelona, Spain
  • Eyestop – Fukuoka, Japan; Mexico City, Mexico and Rome, Italy
  • Citybot – Hamburg, Germany
  • Openspending.mobi – Sant Cugat, Spain
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10 best cities to stay young

10 best cities to stay young | Cities | Scoop.it

1. San Francisco, Calif.

2. Salt Lake City, Utah

3. San Diego, Calif.

4. Minneapolis-St Paul, Minn.

5. Denver, Colo.

6. Raleigh, N.C.

7. Boston, Mass.

8. Austin, Texas

9. Washington, D.C/Baltimore, Md.

10. Los Angeles, Calif.

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LA CALE AUX TRESORS's comment, March 3, 2012 3:09 AM
I have been to SLC, San Diego, Denver and LA. Hope next stop I'll be @ San Francisco.
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Top 20 Cities For New Ideas

Top 20 Cities For New Ideas | Cities | Scoop.it

Hub Culture is one of the most interesting under-the-radar communities out there. Established by Stan Stalnaker, it’s part social network, part co-working space, part digital currency eco-system. By researching the opinions of the HubCulture community, Stan has updated his list of the most influential hubs of new ideas and inspiration. With kind permission, here’s the top 20 list


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Building blocks: What LEGOs can teach us about rebuilding cities

Building blocks: What LEGOs can teach us about rebuilding cities | Cities | Scoop.it

Prototyping and “showing” new behaviors, expertise, and relationships is essential to best meeting the substantial needs of society today. As we all know, many systems and organizations for solving our cities’ most pressing problems are broken, and by extension our understanding of how to solve them and who participates is also often broken. As such, we need more places and generative opportunities, like LEGO rooms, to fundamentally rethink how people might engage with one another to make our cities great.

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Vuitton Sets Film Series on Major Cities

Vuitton Sets Film Series on Major Cities | Cities | Scoop.it

Hong Kong is the star of the first of a series of short films commission by Louis Vuitton that seeks to represent cities in relation to gender. "When Hong Kong is a Woman," a two-minute work by Jean-Claude Thibaut, a director who has shot ads for the likes of Dior and Porsche, can be seen on Vuitton's online magazine New, Now and its YouTube channel. It portrays eight attractive Hong Kong women in romantic settings across

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Historic Photos From the NYC Municipal Archives

Historic Photos From the NYC Municipal Archives | Cities | Scoop.it
The New York City Municipal Archives just released a database of over 870,000 photos from its collection of more than 2.2 million images of New York throughout the 20th century. Their subjects include daily life, construction, crime, city business, aerial photographs, and more. I spent hours lost in these amazing photos, and gathered this group together to give you just a glimpse of what's been made available from this remarkable collection. [53 photos]
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Tracking cities at night

Tracking cities at night | Cities | Scoop.it
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Network Science Reveals The Cities That Lead The World's Music Listening Habits

Network Science Reveals The Cities That Lead The World's Music Listening Habits | Cities | Scoop.it
If you live in North America, you'll soon be listening to the music now playing in Atlanta whereas in Europe, Oslo leads the scene, according to a new analysis of global listening habits...
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America's Most Important Airport Cities

America's Most Important Airport Cities | Cities | Scoop.it
Airports are a central component in urban and regional economic development.
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The Future of the City

The Future of the City | Cities | Scoop.it

Think of the future city as an increasingly sophisticated living organism. Information flows through its veins. In its simplest form, the Connected City is just a new urban system where everything and everyone is able to communicate in real time, people to people, people to object, and object to object. The subway is connected to the grid in a new way; I am connected to the subway, to my son's school, to my friends, to city government. The real question is how does that impact my life and our lives as citizens? This has yet to be determined. We are planning a session with frog during the New Cities Summit in May called 'Navigating the Meta City' that will explore some of these themes.

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Cities need competition and intelligent design to thrive.

Cities need competition and intelligent design to thrive. | Cities | Scoop.it

On the other hand, cities are increasingly behaving like companies, becoming intimately involved in their citizens’ quality of life, and, in an increasingly mobile world, competing for “customers.” Despite registration systems such as those in Russia and China that restrict movement, people can come and go from cities much more freely than they can cross national borders. Meanwhile, cities can be both more flexible and more arbitrary, and compete on terms not available to legislatively restricted national governments.

Paul Romer, a former Stanford University economist best known for his Charter City initiative, has a scheme for building new cities from scratch—and using competition to spread the benefits to old cities over time. As he points out, if you want a new business model, you don’t fix an old company; you start a new one. In the same way, if you want a new kind of city, it is easier to build a new one than to change an old one.

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Young Adults Choosing “Cool” Cities

Young Adults Choosing “Cool” Cities | Cities | Scoop.it

Two cities on the list gained markedly in rank among young movers: Denver, which moved from twelfth to first, and Washington D.C., which improved from 44th to sixth.
At the other end of the spectrum were metro areas that were bleeding young people at the middle of the decade, as the promise of jobs and affordable housing lured them east from coastal California and south from the Northeast megalopolis. Now, these areas, including metro New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Boston have shown sharp declines in their young adult losses. Some potential migrants are holding tight, waiting for the next boom to come, but others may just choose to remain in these metros that have long held appeal to young people, Brookings contended.

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Watch 100 years of global urban growth in 15 seconds

Watch 100 years of global urban growth in 15 seconds | Cities | Scoop.it

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) created a fascinating infographic showing the world’s urban growth from 1950 to its growth projection for 2050. Here’s how urban our world is expected to look in 2050

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I.B.M. Takes ‘Smarter Cities’ Concept to Rio de Janeiro

I.B.M. Takes ‘Smarter Cities’ Concept to Rio de Janeiro | Cities | Scoop.it
I.B.M. has designed a new operations center for the city of Rio de Janeiro, coordinating all kinds of functions under one roof. The company hopes the project will lead to a huge worldwide business.
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2012 TED Prize Given To The City 2.0

2012 TED Prize Given To The City 2.0 | Cities | Scoop.it
Since 2005, the TED conference has awarded $100,000 prizes each year to individuals with an idea to change the world. This year, the award was distributed in a different way: to an idea, the City 2.0.
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Creating Maker-friendly cities

Creating Maker-friendly cities | Cities | Scoop.it
Governments, particularly local governments, need to do more to understand and adapt to what might be called DIY citizenship.
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Resilient economies, resilient cities: An interview with Richard Florida

Resilient economies, resilient cities: An interview with Richard Florida | Cities | Scoop.it

"First, to increase technological innovation, we need to make the core products of the industrial age—housing, cars, energy—cheaper if we want to fuel demand for the new technologies and industries of the future, from health care and biotechnology to new information, educational, and entertainment industries. By increasing the demand, we’ll create a new market for innovative products and services. Cities can lead this charge by fostering the sectors and industries that are creating sustainable products for the future

Second, to develop new systems and methods of innovation, we have to build a new infrastructure that adapts to the new realities of collaboration and creativity. We need new infrastructure that can dramatically speed the movement of goods, people, and ideas. Cities need to lead the charge in advocating for more high-speed rail and a deeper, better digital backbone."


and the 4T rule is still more than accurate :


" 4-T’s—technology, talent, tolerance, and territory assets. Even ten years after writing The Rise of the Creative Class, I still believe that the 4-T’s provide the best blueprint for how cites can compete and prosper in the creative age."

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