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The new hipster cities of America: Who's emerging as the "next Austin"?

The new hipster cities of America: Who's emerging as the "next Austin"? | Cities | Scoop.it

Sometimes it feels like there is no place more hipster-plentiful than Austin, Texas. The city has become the poster child of what young creatives and entrepreneurs are discharging into this world. When you look up the word 'Austin' in the thesaurus, the words, 'old-timey facial hair,' 'your grandmother's eyewear,' 'college degree in food carting,' 'bee hive hoarding' and 'Which Wich eating' appear. It's true that there is no escaping the fauxhemian gorilla-whale that is running amok in our city.


Forget Austin, forget Brooklyn, forget Portland, forget Silver Lake. What are the cities on the verge of hipsterfication right now?....


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nyc past

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excellent !
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20 cities want your innovative ideas for a better future

20 cities want your innovative ideas for a better future | Cities | Scoop.it

Living Labs Global is a non-profit association which promotes new technologies and services in cities. In all, twenty cities have partnered with the organisation to identify innovative solutions to problems around tourism, transport, health and open government.

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The Greening of Houston

The Greening of Houston | Cities | Scoop.it
How America's oil and gas capitol came to design a park at the forefront of green public space.
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New York in the 80s

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100 Imaginative “Cities of the Future” Artworks

100 Imaginative “Cities of the Future” Artworks | Cities | Scoop.it

What the future might hold has long been a topic of speculation for artists and creative types. Trying to imagine what the world around us might look like in twenty, fifty, hundred years, or even end of the world can provide hours of entertainment. And it’s obvious that those artists and designers who take the time to create concepts of what they think the future might hold for us put a lot of time and consideration into their pieces.

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The Beautiful City Of Perugia, Italy

The Beautiful City Of Perugia, Italy | Cities | Scoop.it
The Beautiful City Of Perugia, Italy - Located 100 kilometers north of Rome, Perugia is the capital city of the Italian region of Umbria and is known as one of the artistic centers of the Renaissance.
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Infographics of the Day: How Segregated Is Your City?

Infographics of the Day: How Segregated Is Your City? | Cities | Scoop.it

Recently, cartographer Bill Rankin produced an astounding map of Chicago, which managed to show the city's areas of racial integration.

Eric Fischer saw those maps, and took it upon himself to create similar ones for the top 40 cities in the United States. Fisher used a straight forward method borrowed from Rankin: Using U.S. Census data from 2000, he created a map where one dot equals 25 people. The dots are then color-coded based on race: White is pink; Black is blue; Hispanic is orange, and Asian is green.

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The Good (City) Life: Why New York's Life Expectancy Is the Highest in the Nation

The Good (City) Life: Why New York's Life Expectancy Is the Highest in the Nation | Cities | Scoop.it

"As the age of death rises in New York City, the "urban health penalty" myth is dying.

Babies born in 2009 can expect to live a record 80.6 years. That's almost three years longer than a decade ago, and more than two years longer than the current national average of 78.2 years"

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The Dubai Skyline In The Fog

The Dubai Skyline In The Fog | Cities | Scoop.it
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megan b clement's comment, December 15, 2013 10:01 PM
Dubai a country that has developed itself. It is a country that is extremely rich and beautiful.
Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 16, 2013 6:02 PM

This is pretty cool. You can tell how  high that main strip of buildings are. Very unique 

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Ben Thomas Mini Cities

Ben Thomas Mini Cities | Cities | Scoop.it
Paris From Melbourne, to Tokyo, passing by Paris, London, Berlin and going to New York, Ben Thomas did it all.
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The Crass, Beautiful Eternal City by Ingrid D. Rowland

The Crass, Beautiful Eternal City by Ingrid D. Rowland | Cities | Scoop.it

Rome today has changed from what it used to be, but then it has always been changing, ever since a scattering of herdsmen living in huts perched on a series of volcanic crags in a floodplain imagined—or recognized?—that this was a place of special significance to the gods and to humanity. The city’s proverbial Seven Hills were never the grassy, rolling downs of the English countryside or even the smoothly rounded, wheat-bearing slopes of Tuscany. Rome sits on volcanic earth, the residue of prehistoric eruptions, through which creeks and rivers have carved steep canyons. Its hills are buttes. The slopes of the Aventine, Capitoline, and Palatine are still visibly cliffs, steep enough for the ancient Romans to have pitched criminals over the side as a capital punishment.

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Stanley Kubrick’s New York

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How New York Pay Phones Became Guerrilla Libraries

How New York Pay Phones Became Guerrilla Libraries | Cities | Scoop.it
Artist John Locke is converting obsolete Manhattan phone booths into mini libraries. Now if only people would stop stealing his entire book collection.
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The Most Overpriced Cities

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Why the Places We Live Make Us Happy

Why the Places We Live Make Us Happy | Cities | Scoop.it

We find that the design and conditions of cities are associated with the happiness of residents in 10 urban areas. Cities that provide easy access to convenient public transportation and to cultural and leisure amenities promote happiness. Cities that are affordable and serve as good places to raise children also have happier residents. We suggest that such places foster the types of social connections that can improve happiness and ultimately enhance the attractiveness of living in the city.

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Top ten rudest U.S. cities

Top ten rudest U.S. cities | Cities | Scoop.it

And the "winner" is  new York.. 


Is the list surprising ? 

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Is San Francisco Better than NYC?

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Is this the structure of New York City?

Is this the structure of New York City? | Cities | Scoop.it
Broadway as the spine is not difficult to believe. Data from the Twitter streaming API (10000 points, 30000 vectors).
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11 of the Most Colorful Cities in the World

11 of the Most Colorful Cities in the World | Cities | Scoop.it

What are the cultural aesthetics of architecture within any particular cultural group?  What do these landscapes say about the people and society that created them?  Do you think there would be economic benefits for Guanajuato's (Mexico) urban layout?  Why is Willemstad more iconically Dutch than most places in the Netherlands? 


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» How to Save Venice: Make It Float

» How to Save Venice: Make It Float | Cities | Scoop.it
Everyone knows that on a sinking ship, you want to pump water out. But what do you do with a sinking city? In this case, the plan might be to pump water in.
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The world's most creative cities

The world's most creative cities | Cities | Scoop.it
Tel Aviv, London, Sydney, Stockholm and Shanghai are booming with talent...


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The Best Cities For Technology Jobs

The Best Cities For Technology Jobs | Cities | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley may still be the big enchilada in terms of venture capital and innovation, but if you want a technology job you might consider Seattle, Columbus or New Orleans.
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What Matters: Innovating for a better city by Michael Bloomberg

What Matters: Innovating for a better city by Michael Bloomberg | Cities | Scoop.it

"The need for local government innovation is now greater than ever. When I talk with my colleagues in cities across the nation, they say they are being asked to do far more, often with much less. Citizens expect more. Many residents, hard hit by the recession, need more. And there are fewer public dollars to respond. That’s certainly the case here in New York City—and that’s why we’ll continue empowering leaders to drive innovation, reducing the barriers they face, and supporting all those who keep challenging the status quo with innovative new ideas. And that is why, through my philanthropic work, I will continue to support others who aspire to do the same."

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Traffic in Frenetic Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is an amazing up and coming city. This time lapse is a culmination of 10,000 RAW images and multiple shoots capturing some of the cities relentless energy and pace of change.
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