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Organic waste as a valuable resource: A call for action

Organic waste as a valuable resource: A call for action | Intelligent Infrastructure | Scoop.it
Management of organic waste is a major dilemma for developing countries.
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Can Cities Change the Face of Biking?

Can Cities Change the Face of Biking? | Intelligent Infrastructure | Scoop.it
There's a growing trend of teaching young people (especially those from demographic groups that historically haven’t embraced biking) how to repair and ride bikes.
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Cities Consider Taxing Commuters to Drive Up Revenue

Cities Consider Taxing Commuters to Drive Up Revenue | Intelligent Infrastructure | Scoop.it
Taxes on commuters (and reverse commuters) represent a largely untapped source of revenue that cities may begin to target more aggressively -- particularly if they’re struggling. View data showing the cities with the most outside workers and reverse commuters.
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Aussie Builders surprise public with loud empowering statements

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Los residuos como recurso

Los residuos como recurso | Intelligent Infrastructure | Scoop.it
Siete especialistas convocados por EL PERIÓDICO DE CATALUNYA analizan las posibilidades de la valorización de residuos, un abanico de posibilidades que incluye desde la fabricación de nuevos productos, su empleo como pavimento
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How Canada does public-private partnerships | Citiscope

How Canada does public-private partnerships | Citiscope | Intelligent Infrastructure | Scoop.it
In the last decade, Canada has become one of the world’s leaders when it comes to building infrastructure through public-private partnerships. One of those Canadian deals, to create the Canada Line light rail in Vancouver, was the subject of Citiscope’s urban innovation feature this week. But Canada also uses “PPPs” or “P3s” to fund hospitals, jails, water systems and many other types of infrastructure.
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A landfill in every living room

A landfill in every living room | Intelligent Infrastructure | Scoop.it
Candida Brady, producer/director of “Trashed,” on communicating the need for clean-up Candida Brady thinks everyone should visit a landfill for a day. The producer/director of the 2012 documentary “Trashed” (view trailer), which follows actor Jeremy Irons on a global tour of garbage sites, did just that at the beginning of her quest to understand the toll trash takes on peoples’ health. Standing amid these mountains of decay is the only way for people to “understand landfills’ smell, and how it makes you feel,” Brady says. “None of us could talk after filming in them and one of my crew members was violently ill after we filmed in the landfill in Lebanon.”
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Packaging foam finds new role in Finnish rail tunnels

Packaging foam finds new role in Finnish rail tunnels | Intelligent Infrastructure | Scoop.it
Sealed Air Europe has won a €2.2m deal to provide Finland’s biggest infrastructure project with packaging foam for use as a construction material.
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Top-down or bottom-up? Two visions of smart cities- New Scientist

Top-down or bottom-up? Two visions of smart cities- New Scientist | Intelligent Infrastructure | Scoop.it
“ Two books explore what interactive technology can do for cities of the future – the results range from authoritarian to ideal, open-sourced democracies”
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Cities Outlook 2014 | Centre for Cities

Cities Outlook 2014 | Centre for Cities | Intelligent Infrastructure | Scoop.it
Our annual health check of the largest cities and towns asks: does London help or hinder other UK city economies?
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The hITE of absurdity: Minimum Parking in an era of Declining Traffic

The hITE of absurdity: Minimum Parking in an era of Declining Traffic | Intelligent Infrastructure | Scoop.it
The Institute of Transportation Engineers, founded in 1931, is the main professional association for traffic engineers in the United States. The ITE Trip Generation Manual (currently on the 9th Edi...
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Building the New Relationship Infrastructure – Innovation Districts Take Off

Building the New Relationship Infrastructure – Innovation Districts Take Off | Intelligent Infrastructure | Scoop.it
Cities incubate creativity and serve as labs for innovative ideas and policies. One such idea arising more and more is the innovation district. These distr
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Homelessness services feel mounting pressure as welfare reform bites

Homelessness services feel mounting pressure as welfare reform bites | Intelligent Infrastructure | Scoop.it
UK councils have seen a rise in demand for homelessness services, but there is only so much they can do
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City Sustainability and Lasting Futures | Sustainable Cities Collective

City Sustainability and Lasting Futures | Sustainable Cities Collective | Intelligent Infrastructure | Scoop.it
We’ve probably all heard stories about the atrocities mankind has committed against different cultural heritage through the loss of historical artifacts. This has occurred across the globe, including in Guangzhou, China, in June of 2013 when work on a railway route destroyed 2,00-year-old tombs.
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Most Schools Don’t Teach Computer Science

Most Schools Don’t Teach Computer Science | Intelligent Infrastructure | Scoop.it
Failure to teach students even basic theory behind how computer technology works has several implications—none of them positive. That’s the motivation behind a new push to boost computer learning in public schools.
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Legacy Media: Increasingly Irrelevant To Millennials & Tech Savvy

Legacy Media: Increasingly Irrelevant To Millennials & Tech Savvy | Intelligent Infrastructure | Scoop.it
We continue to see legacy media do a great job to position themselves for irrelevance. Two recent examples support this trend we've been documenting over the
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Drone aids roadbuilders | Construction News | The Construction Index

Drone aids roadbuilders | Construction News | The Construction Index | Intelligent Infrastructure | Scoop.it
Contractors working on the £130m A8 Belfast-Larne upgrade are using a drone for aerial surveying.
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The best city blogs around the world – an interactive guide

The best city blogs around the world – an interactive guide | Intelligent Infrastructure | Scoop.it
To get a better view of what's really happening across the world, we're getting to know the local urban voices who cover their home cities most insightfully. Here's our initial list of friends, from Detroit to Addis Ababa ...
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9 Reasons the U.S. Ended Up So Much More Car-Dependent Than Europe

9 Reasons the U.S. Ended Up So Much More Car-Dependent Than Europe | Intelligent Infrastructure | Scoop.it
Understanding mistakes of the past can help guide U.S. transportation policy in the future.
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Report calls for investment in Ireland's waste infrastructure

Report calls for investment in Ireland's waste infrastructure | Intelligent Infrastructure | Scoop.it
Engineers Ireland has said that investment in waste infrastructure is a key priority for the country.
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Public favour rail upgrades over HS2, says survey | News | The Engineer

Public favour rail upgrades over HS2, says survey | News | The Engineer | Intelligent Infrastructure | Scoop.it
Industry and government need to do more to convince people that high-speed rail will improve the entire network, according to the IMechE.
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As Cities Evolve, How Can Implementing Marketing Strategies Help Rebranding Efforts?

As Cities Evolve, How Can Implementing Marketing Strategies Help Rebranding Efforts? | Intelligent Infrastructure | Scoop.it
“ A brand image generates a unique set of ideas, feelings and attitudes in people. To remain competitive, large companies and cities can alter how they are p”
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Does City Living Make Us Happy?

Does City Living Make Us Happy? | Intelligent Infrastructure | Scoop.it
Charles Montgomery explores the intersection between urban design and the science of happiness, and looks at some of the world’s most dynamic cities—from Bogotá to medieval Tuscan hill towns to modern-day New York City.
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Potential for Voluntary Infrastructure

Potential for Voluntary Infrastructure | Intelligent Infrastructure | Scoop.it
Last fall I visited Budapest and learned some interesting history of the city's beautiful Chain Bridge. Before 1849, the small cities of Buda and Pest were connected by a temporary bridge that was only viable during warm months.
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