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Region Earns a Reputation for Being Startup Friendly | San Diego Business Journal

Forbes recently named San Diego as the No. 1 city in which to launch a startup.
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Good news for America's Finest City -- The "Startup Friendly" label comes as significant development and job creation in the East Village begins, improvements along the bayfront are taking shape, and a local economy that is gaining momentum.    

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Shift to Cities Bodes Well for MF, Other Industries

Shift to Cities Bodes Well for MF, Other Industries | Hope in the City. | Scoop.it
As reverse migration from suburbs back into cities continues, it stands to reason that the multifamily construction sector will reap the benefits.
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Continued migration will likely place upward pressure on demand for MF housing as well as associated services and industries.  Is it likely that wages will keep up in these growing cities?  Thoughts?....

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Healthy Design Becoming a Factor in Construction

Healthy Design Becoming a Factor in Construction | Hope in the City. | Scoop.it
Some projects are now including health impact assessments, which include environmentally friendly materials and ways to promote physical activity.
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In Winning Design, City Hopes to Address a Cramped Future

In Winning Design, City Hopes to Address a Cramped Future | Hope in the City. | Scoop.it
"My Micro NY" will create a building of 55 micro-units each measuring between 250 and 370 square feet, with 40 percent of the units priced to be affordable, the mayor's office said.
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Healthy Communities: A New Direction in Development

Healthy Communities: A New Direction in Development | Hope in the City. | Scoop.it

How superior planning can lead to better health!

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Cities Pitch New Technology In Mayor's $9 Million Contest

Cities Pitch New Technology In Mayor's $9 Million Contest | Hope in the City. | Scoop.it
Officials from 20 cities pitched proposals Monday at Bloomberg Ideas Camp, a two-day conference in New York City focused on finding innovative solutions to urban issues.
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San Diego's New Central Library - a center for learning, literacy and education

San Diego's new public library is almost complete--new function, quality, and purpose for the city's East Village neighborhood.

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Interesting implications for the future of cities | TED.com

Startling population, economic, mortality, and other data that will undoubtedly impact our cities.

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Positive Business Outlook Gains More Momentum According to Survey | San Diego Business Journal

San Diego businesses are starting to feel more optimistic about the future, according to the most recent San Diego County Business Forecast.
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Positive outlook and new hiring... things are moving in a positive direction in San Diego!

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Stewart Brand on squatter cities | Video on TED.com

Rural villages worldwide are being deserted, as billions of people flock to cities to live in teeming squatter camps and slums. Stewart Brand says this is a good thing. Why? It’ll take you 3 minutes to find out.
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Holder Cites ‘Egregious’ Conduct by McGraw-Hill, S&P

Holder Cites ‘Egregious’ Conduct by McGraw-Hill, S&P | Hope in the City. | Scoop.it
The U.S. is seeking as much as $5 billion in penalties from McGraw-Hill Cos.
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Feed Your City: How Architecture and Farming Work Together

Feed Your City: How Architecture and Farming Work Together | Hope in the City. | Scoop.it
Feed Your City: How Architecture and Farming Work Together...
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Graham Hill: Less stuff, more happiness | Video on TED.com

6-minute TED talk -- Less stuff is MORE.  Liberating and motivating.

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What Draws Creative People? Quality of Place

What Draws Creative People? Quality of Place | Hope in the City. | Scoop.it

The future shaping of our cities... Variety, stimulation, and an atmosphere of tolerance help attract people who can afford to be choosy about where they live.

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3D Concrete Printing

Concrete Printing Process developed is capable of producing building components with a degree of customisation previously unattainable.

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Lumber Mills Trail Rebound in U.S. as Beetles Bite: Commodities

Lumber Mills Trail Rebound in U.S. as Beetles Bite: Commodities | Hope in the City. | Scoop.it

Likely increases in construction materials will undoubtedly have an impact on development.

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Doris Kim Sung: Metal that breathes | TED.com

TED Talks Modern buildings with floor-to-ceiling windows give spectacular views, but they require a lot of energy to cool.
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