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There's a Science to Foot Traffic, and It Can Help Us Design Better Cities - Wired

There's a Science to Foot Traffic, and It Can Help Us Design Better Cities - Wired | Places That Matter | Scoop.it
There's a Science to Foot Traffic, and It Can Help Us Design Better Cities Wired There's a Science to Foot Traffic, and It Can Help Us Design Better Cities · Entertainment · Underwire · How to Get Away With Dressing Like a Superhero at Work · The...

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Great article here on the work of Tim Stonor and his company Space Syntax on mapping how people, when walking, use streets and spaces in cities, helping to improve how cities are planned and managed. 

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From Selling the City to City Branding. A Critical Perspective

"Cities and mega-cities, rather than countries, are increasingly becoming the principal protagonists between geographical regions. The competition between cities to establish their credentials as the best choice for prospective visitors, investors, business, students and talented people will intensify as places focus on how to convey their competitive edge and relevance."


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To Inspire Learning, Architects Reimagine Learning Spaces

To Inspire Learning, Architects Reimagine Learning Spaces | Places That Matter | Scoop.it
As schools refocus on team-based, interdisciplinary learning, they're moving away from standardized, teach-to-test programs that assume a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching.

Via Pippa Davies @PippaDavies
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Interesting how the use of gaming technologies is changing the delivery of education and the planning of school spaces.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 28, 2014 11:16 AM

Learning spaces are evolving into multi use laboratories where students can master skills collaboratively, and from their own skill set.  These play based elementary schools are a throwback to our past :)  

Sharrock's curator insight, January 29, 2014 1:14 PM
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Learning spaces are evolving into multi use laboratories where students can master skills collaboratively, and from their own skill set.  These play based elementary schools are a throwback to our past :)  

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Great Ideas: Urban Oases

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No matter how small, no matter how simple, a garden or terrace is the ultimate city luxury (Great ideas for how to style your city garden, no matter how small, so you can enjoy this sun!

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This article spotlights the importance of small scale and intimate species that create a relaxed place for high density environments.

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