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Kids Mapping Their Slums in India Are Influencing Urban Planning Policies

Kids Mapping Their Slums in India Are Influencing Urban Planning Policies | smart city 司马城 | Scoop.it
A new project aims to give young Indians a voice in the city-development process.
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Eldo Telecom: Study finds relationship between recent U.S. settlement patterns and telecom services

Eldo Telecom: Study finds relationship between recent U.S. settlement patterns and telecom services | smart city 司马城 | Scoop.it
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Surprise! Los Angeles Is the Least 'Sprawling' Metro Area in the Country

Surprise! Los Angeles Is the Least 'Sprawling' Metro Area in the Country | smart city 司马城 | Scoop.it
A new index to measure sprawl puts L.A. above New York and San Francisco.
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Urban design influences level of physical activity in Chinese cities

Urban design influences level of physical activity in Chinese cities | smart city 司马城 | Scoop.it
Chinese cities are different from many Western cities in relation to urban design, and far more densely populated. But a new study by New York University and East China Normal University researchers has found that the design of the built environment influences how much walking and bicycling people do ...
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Live Free or Drown: Floating Utopias on the Cheap

Live Free or Drown: Floating Utopias on the Cheap | smart city 司马城 | Scoop.it
Get Wired's take on technology business news and the Silicon Valley scene including IT, media, mobility, broadband, video, design, security, software, networking and internet startups on Wired.com
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Epcot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Epcot, originally EPCOT Center, is the second of four theme parks built at Walt Disney World in Bay Lake, Florida. It opened on October 1, 1982, and spans 300 acres (120 ha), more than twice the size of the Magic Kingdom park.[1] Epcot is dedicated to the celebration of human achievement, namely technological innovation and international culture, and is often referred to as a "Permanent World's Fair."[2][3] In 2011, the park hosted approximately 10.83 million guests, making it the third most visited theme park in the United States, and sixth most visited theme park in the world.[4]

The park is represented by Spaceship Earth, a geodesic sphere that also serves as an attraction.

EPCOT is an acronym of Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, a Utopian city of the future planned by Walt Disney, often interchanging "city" and "community." In Walt Disney's words: "EPCOT will take its cue from the new ideas and new technologies that are now emerging from the creative centers of American industry. It will be a community of tomorrow that will never be completed, but will always be introducing, and testing, and demonstrating new materials and new systems. And EPCOT will always be a showcase to the world of the ingenuity and imagination of American free enterprise."[5] His original vision was for a model community, home to twenty thousand residents, which would be a test bed for city planning and organization. It was to have been built in the shape of a circle, with businesses and commercial areas at its center, community buildings, schools, and recreational complexes around it, and residential neighborhoods along the perimeter. Transportation would have been provided by monorails and PeopleMovers (like that in Magic Kingdom's Tomorrowland.) Automobile traffic would be kept underground, leaving pedestrians safe above ground. The original model of EPCOT can still be seen by passengers riding the Tomorrowland Transit Authority attraction in the Magic Kingdom park; when the PeopleMover enters the showhouse for Stitch's Great Escape!, the remaining portion of the model is visible on the left (when facing forward) behind glass. Walt Disney was not able to obtain funding and permission to start work on his Florida property until he agreed to first build Magic Kingdom. He died nearly five years before Magic Kingdom opened.

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In the Programmable World, All Our Objects Will Act as One | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

In the Programmable World, All Our Objects Will Act as One | Gadget Lab | Wired.com | smart city 司马城 | Scoop.it
We are surrounded by tiny, intelligent devices that capture data about how we live and what we do. Soon we'll be able to choreograph them to respond to our needs, solve our problems, and even save our lives.
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Brickstarter – Brickstarter the book

Brickstarter – Brickstarter the book | smart city 司马城 | Scoop.it
Now available for download as PDF (33mb) and purchase via print on demand. Brickstarter the book contains 80 dense pages filled with the research presented here, refined and reformatted, as well as entirely new essays and illustrations.
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Obama Signs Open Data Executive Order: U.S. Government Data To Be Made Freely Available

Obama Signs Open Data Executive Order: U.S. Government Data To Be Made Freely Available | smart city 司马城 | Scoop.it
Video Interesting news out of The White House this this morning announcing an Open Data Executive Order signed by President Obama.
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André Gorz on the Exit from Capitalism | P2P Foundation

André Gorz on the Exit from Capitalism | P2P Foundation | smart city 司马城 | Scoop.it
André Gorz reminds us that innovation is less about meeting real needs than about creating monopoly rents.
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Eye-opening study: Seattle is becoming an urban bedroom community | Crosscut

For all our urbanism talk, relatively few people live and work in the city. A study ordered by Mayor Ed Murray offers rich opportunities to guide the city's future growth. Continue reading →
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matthijskouw.nl » Assembling Cities: STS concepts and methodologies in planning studies – conference report

matthijskouw.nl » Assembling Cities: STS concepts and methodologies in planning studies – conference report | smart city 司马城 | Scoop.it
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Software Is Reorganizing the World | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Software Is Reorganizing the World | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | smart city 司马城 | Scoop.it
When cloud formations take physical shape, neither their scale nor duration has an upper bound: We may begin to see cloud towns, then cloud cities, and ultimately cloud countries. At first this sounds rather implausible.
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Asia Times Online :: Beijing readies for new urbanization

Asia Times Online. The Asia News Hub providing the latest news and analysis regarding economics, events and trends in business, economy and politics throughout Asia.
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Happy Birthday, Buckminster Fuller: A Scientific Prayer

Happy Birthday, Buckminster Fuller: A Scientific Prayer | smart city 司马城 | Scoop.it
A secular definition of divinity as a curiosity-driven love of truth bent through the prism of our subjective experience.

"Everyone who i
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Rob van Kranenburg: The IoT Forum and Internet of Things Challenges in Brazl | the internet of things

Rob van Kranenburg: The IoT Forum and Internet of Things Challenges in Brazl | the internet of things | smart city 司马城 | Scoop.it
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The too-smart city - The Boston Globe

The too-smart city - The Boston Globe | smart city 司马城 | Scoop.it
The smart city has become a buzzword in urban planning and university engineering departments, and a topic of breathless coverage in science and business magazines.
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