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Innovations used in 12 cities around the world may help others

Innovations used in 12 cities around the world may help others | MyCoopNYC | Scoop.it
What makes a city work? And are there innovations that can make a city work better? We went looking for good ideas that are being tested in cities around the world, asking urban leaders who will be attending the CityLab conference in Los Angeles this week to tell us about one good idea that has worked well back home. Here is a collection of the ideas we liked best.
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The Portable Approach to Smart Controls for Renters

The Portable Approach to Smart Controls for Renters | MyCoopNYC | Scoop.it
As the popularity of smart controls increase, many wonder how to make an apartment "smart" without making a permanent change. Here are our favorite tips.
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New Yorkers fled to suburbs but offspring seek city life: report

New Yorkers fled to suburbs but offspring seek city life: report | MyCoopNYC | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters) - From the 1950s to the 1980s, families in the New York City area fled to the outer suburbs, but their offspring are heading back in droves to eight counties that make up the city's regional core, according to a report released on Monday.
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The 10 Most Relaxed Cities in America, Because Who Says Urban Living Has To Be Stressful?

The 10 Most Relaxed Cities in America, Because Who Says Urban Living Has To Be Stressful? | MyCoopNYC | Scoop.it
It used to be that people went to cities for excitement. The
noise, the action, and the risk was attractive. Raised in drab suburbs
and sleepy small towns, nest-fleers found the prospect of long days, interminable
nights, and an inexhaustible supply of diversions alluring. In recent years, however,
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How sharing will define the future of urban life

How sharing will define the future of urban life | MyCoopNYC | Scoop.it
Bringing a collaborative spirit to the entire urban ecosystem is imperative, including open data and public-private partnerships, says ridesharing startup Bandwagon.
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How Millennials Could Be Housing Market Heroes - US News

How Millennials Could Be Housing Market Heroes - US News | MyCoopNYC | Scoop.it
First-time qualification for a mortgage is one of the big obstacles standing in their way.
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MAP: These Are the Most Popular Elementary Schools in New York City - Upper West Side - DNAinfo.com New York

MAP: These Are the Most Popular Elementary Schools in New York City - Upper West Side - DNAinfo.com New York | MyCoopNYC | Scoop.it
DNAinfo crunched kindergarten application data to find the city's most popular schools.
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City Living: East Village, where art and counterculture still lurk - am New York

City Living: East Village, where art and counterculture still lurk  - am New York | MyCoopNYC | Scoop.it
The neighborhood has kept its creative scene and artsy vibe.
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12 Data-Driven Cities Making the Internet of Things a Reality - Smart Data Collective

12 Data-Driven Cities Making the Internet of Things a Reality - Smart Data Collective | MyCoopNYC | Scoop.it
12 Data-Driven Cities Making the Internet of Things a Reality Smart Data Collective Among all on the Internet of Things and big data hubbub, we decided to go looking for the real-deals in town, and the cities and the people who populate them that...
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The 8 Best Bowling Alleys In NYC - Gothamist

The 8 Best Bowling Alleys In NYC - Gothamist | MyCoopNYC | Scoop.it
The 8 Best Bowling Alleys In NYC
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THE GUTTER: The Gutter gets overshadowed by its shinier, slightly more musical Williamsburg counterpart (see below on this list), but don't let the lack of Blue Ribbon chicken turn you off.
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Micro-Apartment Movement Looks to Build Momentum Among Millennials -- AOL Real Estate

Micro-Apartment Movement Looks to Build Momentum Among Millennials -- AOL Real Estate | MyCoopNYC | Scoop.it
Micro units are catching on in Europe and Asia due to high population density, but stricter zoning laws have slowed their spread across the United States.
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Talking To Your Neighbors May Save Your Life: Connections Between Community & Your Health — The Atlantic

Talking To Your Neighbors May Save Your Life:  Connections Between Community & Your Health  — The Atlantic | MyCoopNYC | Scoop.it
I've done it, Carrie recently confessed to doing it, but now, a new study shows that avoiding your neighbors may actually be bad for your heart. Turns out, feeling socially connected to your community reduces the risk of a heart attack...a lot.

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FINALLY: You Can Live Like Carrie Bradshaw

FINALLY: You Can Live Like Carrie Bradshaw | MyCoopNYC | Scoop.it
You've never had home envy like this.(The most INSANE pictures from Sarah Jessica Parker's real-life apartment http://t.co/DUqy6FB5QW http://t.co/4DSSoF3u2v)...
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London named most desirable city to work in - especially for tech - Tech City News

London named most desirable city to work in - especially for tech - Tech City News | MyCoopNYC | Scoop.it
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How Open Data Is Transforming City Life

How Open Data Is Transforming City Life | MyCoopNYC | Scoop.it
Start a business. Manage your power use. Find cheap rents, or avoid crime-ridden neighborhoods. Cities and their citizens worldwide are discovering the power of “open data”—public data and information available from government and other sources that can help solve civic problems and create new business opportunities.
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Homeworks: Urban dwellers make the most of small spaces

Homeworks: Urban dwellers make the most of small spaces | MyCoopNYC | Scoop.it
The pendulum is swinging again toward the smaller home — which means a lot of people are looking to make the most of their available living and storage space.
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Smart City: BU researchers work to improve urban living - The Daily Free Press

Smart City: BU researchers work to improve urban living - The Daily Free Press | MyCoopNYC | Scoop.it
Researchers from BU have recently received a grant to start work on "Smart City," a program to wirelessly assist with a myriad of city functions.
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5 Tips for Urban Running

5 Tips for Urban Running | MyCoopNYC | Scoop.it
From speeding taxis and buses to pedestrians and cyclists, the congestion of a main road makes incredibly dangerous terrain for runners.
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10 Places Millennials Are Moving For Bigger Paychecks

10 Places Millennials Are Moving For Bigger Paychecks | MyCoopNYC | Scoop.it
Over the past five years, Gen Yers have decamped for some surprisingly pricey cities in search of a higher-paying job.
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Is Living in an Expensive City a “Consumption Choice,” Just Like Buying a Fancy Car?

Is Living in an Expensive City a “Consumption Choice,” Just Like Buying a Fancy Car? | MyCoopNYC | Scoop.it
Let’s talk a little more about what it means to be “rich” in New York City. In most of the country, a family with a low six-figure income—say $150,000 or $250,000 a year—would be considered pretty affluent. But in New York, some would say that’s just middle class, since life...
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Milennials Are Reading More Books Than Their Parents

Milennials Are Reading More Books Than Their Parents | MyCoopNYC | Scoop.it
Social media didn't kill the novel after all -- teenagers and 20-somethings read more than their parents, according to a new study.
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Curbed NY: Fastest-Gentrifying 'Hoods in NYC; Nonprofits Become Condos

Curbed NY: Fastest-Gentrifying 'Hoods in NYC; Nonprofits Become Condos | MyCoopNYC | Scoop.it

All the latest real estate and neighborhood news from Curbed NY... 1) Brooklyn and Harlem: By comparing the median home prices of every neighborhood in the five boroughs from June 2013 to June 2014 and taking the neighborhoods where the... http://krui.info/curbed-ny-fastest-gentrifying-hoods-in-nyc-nonprofits-become-condos.php/


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The Best and Worst Cities in the US for Riding a Bike - Health.com

The Best and Worst Cities in the US for Riding a Bike - Health.com | MyCoopNYC | Scoop.it
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More people are switching gears.
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How much energy does living in a walkable neighborhood actually save?

How much energy does living in a walkable neighborhood actually save? | MyCoopNYC | Scoop.it
Jeff Speck says as much in a week as your changing all your bulbs does in a year. Here's proof. (Wondering how much energy living in a walkable neighborhood can save?
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