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Top 7 Websites for creating Future Cities

Top 7 Websites for creating Future Cities | green streets | Scoop.it

Over 50% of the world's population now lives in cities, so the conditions are ripe for improving, adjusting and rethinking the urban landscape and city life. The web flourishes with digital platforms for community discussion, since now it’s city dwellers - rather than governing executives - that actively take part in city-related decision-making...
Check out the following seven websites that harness the power, wisdom and knowledge of the crowds to cultivate smarter future cities.

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Understanding Urbanity: 7 Must-Read Books About Cities

Understanding Urbanity: 7 Must-Read Books About Cities | green streets | Scoop.it
What airports have to do with Medieval towns, Brooklyn's bookstores and Le Corbusier.

Cities are where humanity’s creative and intellectual ideation, communication, and innovation takes place, so understanding cities is vital to understanding our civilization.

Here is an omnibus of seven fantastic books exploring the complex and faceted nature, function, history, and future of urbanity’s precious living organism, from design to sociology to economics and beyond.

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08-09-2011 - Boardroom Brief- A new Planning Act, buildability report, sustainable cities, plus loads of news around Australia

08-09-2011 - Boardroom Brief- A new Planning Act, buildability report, sustainable cities, plus loads of news around Australia | green streets | Scoop.it
Boardroom Brief- A new Planning Act, buildability report, sustainable cities, plus loads of news around Australia http://aweber.com/t/E3zn8...
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Telling the Placemaking Story

Telling the Placemaking Story | green streets | Scoop.it

“Place matters” is a familiar declaration. Its common use shows that profiling places, especially creative, urban places, is very much in vogue. For instance, the phrase graces the Atlantic Cities masthead, is the title of a New York City project that protects distinctive local environments, frames a non-profit corporation and is a campaign of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

While placemaking is not a profession, it is certainly a practice that has spread across multiple disciplines, far beyond design and planning roots.

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What Makes a “Resilient City”? | Sustainable Cities Collective

What Makes a “Resilient City”? | Sustainable Cities Collective | green streets | Scoop.it
Cycling in Copenhagen is a dominant feature of the cityscape. 1.3 million km are cycled each day in Copenhagen and 36% commute on bicycle - the municipal objective is to increase this to 40% by 2012 and 50% by 2015.
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