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Brazil demands explanation over alleged Google Street View spying

Brazil demands explanation over alleged Google Street View spying | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it
Brazil has called for an explanation from internet giant Google over allegations it gathered data on Brazilians through Street View. Following reports of the program being used to spy on EU citizens, Brazil has demanded data on its activities.

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Polish Artists Aim To Restore Neglected Urban Spaces With A Brilliant Solution

Polish Artists Aim To Restore Neglected Urban Spaces With A Brilliant Solution | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it
The Polish artists behind Wroclaw-based No Studio team of creatives just couldn't stand seeing neglected urban spaces, so they decided that their city needed an
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7 Reasons Why European Cities Are Going To Beat U.S. Cities As Hubs For Innovation

7 Reasons Why European Cities Are Going To Beat U.S. Cities As Hubs For Innovation | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it
The U.S. has the perception as the heart of global entrepreneurship, but Europe might soon take the crown. Here's why.
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Data Mining Reveals the Four Urban Conditions That Create Vibrant City Life

Data Mining Reveals the Four Urban Conditions That Create Vibrant City Life | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it
The lack of an evidence-based approach to city planning has ruined cities all over the world. But data-mining techniques are finally revealing the rules that make cities successful, vibrant places to live.
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What will make Arab Cities Sustainable? | Sustainable Cities Collective

What will make Arab Cities Sustainable? | Sustainable Cities Collective | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it

Connect4Climate and Urban Specialists from the World Bank Group were invited to present during the EcoCity World Summit held in Abu Dhabi in October last year.

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Placemaking and the Human Scale City - Project for Public Spaces

Placemaking and the Human Scale City - Project for Public Spaces | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it

We don’t like to define ourselves by what we are against. We aren’t against skyscrapers, development, luxury housing, or cars. We are for places.

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The Smartest Cities in America for Every Subject

The Smartest Cities in America for Every Subject | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it

Engineers are concentrated in San Jose, while D.C. has the most social scientists with advanced degrees.

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A Thriving Future of Places: Placemaking as the New Urban Agenda - Project for Public Spaces

A Thriving Future of Places: Placemaking as the New Urban Agenda - Project for Public Spaces | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it

Future of Places: Placemaking as the New Urban Agenda for Habitat 3

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​Parks and green spaces in urban areas can redu...

​Parks and green spaces in urban areas can redu... | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it

Parks and green spaces in urban areas can reduce crime by as much as four per cent, according to new research. A study in the UK found being close to nature can have almost as much impact on...

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Innovative Funding Programs for Placemaking

Innovative Funding Programs for Placemaking | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it
Coming from a broad range of philanthropic interests, funders are continuing to integrate placemaking efforts with innovative grantmaking programs.
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Smart Moves for Cities: The Urban Mobility Revolution Will Start With These 3 ... - ArchDaily

Smart Moves for Cities: The Urban Mobility Revolution Will Start With These 3 ... - ArchDaily | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it
A smart city isn’t necessarily a city brimming with technology. This crucial (and, thankfully, growingly accepted) clarification was strongly...
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Global Travel & Tourism leaders hopeful for positive outcome at COP21 talks

Global Travel & Tourism leaders hopeful for positive outcome at COP21 talks | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it
On the eve of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21, taking place in Paris next week, the members of the Global Travel Association Coalition (GTAC) reiterate the industry’s commitment to contribute to fight climate change, and...
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Brisneyland: 'Hard Working' Urban Spaces for Young and Old - Sourceable

Brisneyland: 'Hard Working' Urban Spaces for Young and Old - Sourceable | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it
As Australia's urban centres become denser, it's important to note that fun is a key part of a functional space.
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Creating Spaces for Peace, Dialogue and Coexistence in Venezuelan Cities

Creating Spaces for Peace, Dialogue and Coexistence in Venezuelan Cities | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it
Last year, Venezuela became an urban laboratory for architects and urban designers who believe in the implementation of participatory processes and
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GCC Cities Seen as Global Water Sustainability Leaders

GCC Cities Seen as Global Water Sustainability Leaders | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it
International
Water Summit 2017 to support innovation in one of world's most water-scarce
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City Parks, Clean Water: Making Great Places Using Green Infrastructure | Sustainable Cities Collective

City Parks, Clean Water: Making Great Places Using Green Infrastructure | Sustainable Cities Collective | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it
We’re launching a new series of blog posts based on City Parks, Clean Water: Making Great Places Using Green Infrastructure, a new report by The Trust for Public Land’s Center for City Park Excellence.
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How These Young Rwandan Architects Are Redesigning Their Country

How These Young Rwandan Architects Are Redesigning Their Country | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it

In one of the fastest growing economies in the world, there is great opportunity to design the country more equitably and more sustainably.

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The Relationship Between Skyscrapers and Great Cities

The Relationship Between Skyscrapers and Great Cities | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it

Tall buildings can add a great deal, but they also have their limits.

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Suburbs Are Urban Places, Too

Suburbs Are Urban Places, Too | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it

A scholar argues that suburbs have complex urban qualities, but they are poorly understood.

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A “City Lab” to Test Urban Innovations | Sustainable Cities Collective

A “City Lab” to Test Urban Innovations | Sustainable Cities Collective | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it

The “city lab” is a space to test all of these factors to scale.

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Beautiful urban architecture boosts health as much as green spaces

Beautiful urban architecture boosts health as much as green spaces | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it

- A stroll around St Paul's Cathedral could be just as benefical to health as a
walk in the countryside, say researchers at the University of Warwick

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Does Placemaking Cause Gentrification? It’s Complicated.

Does Placemaking Cause Gentrification? It’s Complicated. | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it
The issues associated with gentrification are not going anywhere anytime soon. As long as people are looking for more affordable housing, close to city centers, with neighborhood amenities, the process will continue.
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Placemaking in the satellites

Placemaking in the satellites | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it
Urban planners designing with public places in mind Placemaking, the popular term coined by urban planners to address the management of public spaces, is slo
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​Parks and green spaces in urban areas can reduce crime - Western Daily Press

​Parks and green spaces in urban areas can reduce crime - Western Daily Press | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it
Parks and green spaces in urban areas can reduce crime by as much as four per cent, according to new research. A study in the UK found being close to nature can have almost as much impact on...
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11 principles of placemaking - Placemaking Chicago

11 principles of placemaking - Placemaking Chicago | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it
Principles which can evolve public spaces into community places https://t.co/DXDTvNQzjN #Placemaking #Community
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Providing Green Space and Healthier Food Options in Philadelphia - Urban Land

Providing Green Space and Healthier Food Options in Philadelphia - Urban Land | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it
As part of a discussion of ULI's America in 2015 survey, panelists at a ULI Philadelphia event said that green space and community gardens are an increasingly attractive amenities with both baby boomers and millenials looking to move closer to the...
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