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Do you want to live in a smart city?

Do you want to live in a smart city? | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
Cities are getting smarter but what actually does that mean and are you living in a dumb one?

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Cities find new ways to use old infrastructure - Spacing National

Cities find new ways to use old infrastructure - Spacing National | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
What if your local telephone booth was also an electric vehicle charging station? Or construction scaffolding became a fun place to sit down and eat lunch? Or a roadside billboard became a lush, air-cleaning bamboo garden?
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Mayor Bloomberg: Obesity is a poor thing, the rich have Pilates

Mayor Bloomberg: Obesity is a poor thing, the rich have Pilates | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
Mayor Mike Bloomberg says the appeals court judges that struck down his big soda ban this week are hurting New York City's poor.
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Fighting Obesity: Trick or Treat? - Ivanhoe

Fighting Obesity: Trick or Treat? Ivanhoe Researchers reported that a malfunction in the gut's taste sensors may play a role in the development of obesity, and tricking those sensors into thinking the body has just eaten may be a promising strategy...


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David Yusuf's curator insight, August 31, 2013 10:26 AM

It is difficult for many of us to think about our general health, till we steel unwell or sick. Many factors influence our weight gain and obesity; what we chose to but in our body is one way to start reversing the effects of obesity. Obesity is not a cosmetic issue nor is our health. 

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Driven Away: The Role of Urban Planning in a Car-Dependent Society | News | Archinect

Driven Away: The Role of Urban Planning in a Car-Dependent Society | News | Archinect | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
It's a given that America continues to be a car-obsessed society despite the more painstaking reality of driving a car in many major cities of today.  In The New York Times, editor Allison Arieff of SPUR points out that the U.S.
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Urbanism without effort: sometimes the best places are created instinctively | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Urbanism without effort: sometimes the best places are created instinctively | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
  In Urbanism Without Effort: Reconnecting with First Principles of the City my friend Chuck Wolfe posits that today’s city planners “underemphasize important cues from the rich backstory of urban history, including naturally occurring aspects of...

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"Pop-Up" Protected Bicycle Lane | TacticalUrbanismHERE!

"Pop-Up" Protected Bicycle Lane | TacticalUrbanismHERE! | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
"Pop-Up" Protected Bicycle Lane: http://t.co/d8WZgHLMWw #tacticalurbanism

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Hot Dogs, Bacon And Red Meat Tied To Increased Diabetes Risk

Hot Dogs, Bacon And Red Meat Tied To Increased Diabetes Risk | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
People who upped their red meat intake saw their risk of Type 2 diabetes rise by nearly 50 percent.

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newagealternatives's comment, June 26, 2013 2:57 PM
These days, everything causes cancer.
Ellen Diane's comment, June 26, 2013 3:00 PM
yup
shelbylaneMD's curator insight, August 18, 2013 11:54 AM

Doesn't look ike a donut or cake either. 

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How to… create a neighbourhood food sharing scheme | NewStart

How to… create a neighbourhood food sharing scheme | NewStart | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
Casserole Club helps people share extra portions of home-cooked food with others in their area who might not always be able to cook for ...
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Smart Cities of the Future: Social Innovation Needed | Justmeans

Smart Cities of the Future: Social Innovation Needed | Justmeans | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
Currently, more than half the world's population now lives in cities, a percentage that is expected to rise to 70 per cent by 2030. Today, cities are already responsible for over 70% of global CO2 emissions, which means that ...
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Smart Ideas for Smarter Cities: IBM Leads the Way | Justmeans

Smart Ideas for Smarter Cities: IBM Leads the Way | Justmeans | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
Every city, whether a major or growth market, has unique needs. One of those emerging needs is sustainability, which means meeting the needs of today's and future generations through a much-improved relationship with ...
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Siemens launches smart city in Vienna

Siemens launches smart city in Vienna | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
Located in the Aspern district in Vienna, the project will connect building systems with intelligent power grids and ICT technologies that interact.

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14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed

14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
From the Ngram Viewer to Google Dart, check out some of these lesser-known Google applications.

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malek's comment, July 21, 2013 7:41 AM
use it before it goes to Google graveyard
"MobileMary" Barnett's curator insight, July 24, 2013 4:25 PM

Besides taking over the world ;) ...Google's mission is to get more businesses online to improve our economy, I'm down with that! Take a peek to see what tools YOU could use to make your life easier and your business more effective!

Lou PRNICI's curator insight, July 31, 2013 8:46 AM

#Googleghost #....

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The electric bus that charges when driven | SmartPlanet

The electric bus that charges when driven | SmartPlanet | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
Will future public transport be powered fully by electricity? South Korea is betting on it.
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Why You Should Never Tell A Fat Person They're Fat

Why You Should Never Tell A Fat Person They're Fat | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
Weight discrimination may increase risk for obesity rather than motivating individuals to lose weight.
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The Bicycle Logic

The Bicycle Logic | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
I was scrolling through Facebook the other day and I came across a page promoting New York City’s new Citibike program. Scrolling through the comments I saw an incredible amount of anger towards the scheme.
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Healthy Eating at the Office | Low Carbon Lifestyle

I worry especially about eating at the workplace. After all, it's not like one has too much time over there. You're there 9 to 5, there's an hour for your lunch break, you end up eating really quick to make it back to the office in time, ...

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New Work: NYC Wayfinding | New at Pentagram

New Work: NYC Wayfinding | New at Pentagram | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
NYC Wayfinding http://t.co/HGh53awyke #smartcities

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How Intelligent Cities Are Engaging Citizens With Gaming - PSFK

How Intelligent Cities Are Engaging Citizens With Gaming - PSFK | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
City dwellers in Bristol can interact with urban objects and infrastructure that can then converse with city systems to manage traffic.
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Cities thrive when public space is open to all – Leo Hollis – Aeon

Cities thrive when public space is open to all – Leo Hollis – Aeon | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
Reclaiming the streets through civic participation does more than change the city: it creates citizens

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Rethinking retirement, the golden years

Rethinking retirement, the golden years | Smart Cities | Scoop.it

Every day in this country about 10,000 people turn 65. And rather than basking in the sun in some pricey exotic locale, many of them are struggling to make ends meet. In 2011, the median income for people 65 and older was $27,707 for men and $15,362 for women. That same year, almost 3.6 million elderly people — nearly 1 in 10 — were living below the poverty line.

The recent recession hit baby boomers, the generation born between 1946 and 1964, particularly hard.

 

Yet these realities do not have to presage a grim future. Just because the golden years aren’t what we were promised, that doesn’t mean we can’t create a more achievable image of retirement — a positive one that takes into account new opportunities to change people’s lives. In his book The Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, Dan Buettner studies communities with a significantly disproportionate number of centenarians. These “Blue Zones” exist in diverse cultures — from Okinawa, Japan, to Sardinia, Italy, to Loma Linda, California — but almost all of the centenarians share one characteristic: They are not just alive, they are living.

Throughout his book, Buettner shows the benefits of continued purposeful engagement, whether through work, volunteering, strong social connections, or involvement in a faith-based community. In these “Blue Zones,” older farmers still farm, older physicians still practice medicine, and older parents help care for later generations. These aren’t people who chase youth in the gym; they live in environments where physical activity is built into everyday life. Maybe most important, older adults in these communities aren’t shuffled to the side and ignored; they are respected and treated as learned advisers and mentors. All of this purposeful engagement correlates with longer life and better health.


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Seth Bilazarian, MD's curator insight, July 1, 2013 10:22 AM

For those living to age 65 the AVERAGE life expectancy is 17 more years.  The negative impact on heart, mind, soul and body of a leisure only retirement is signiciant and will not help seniors age optimally.

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10 ideas for change: The Sharing Economy | NewStart

10 ideas for change: The Sharing Economy | NewStart | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
How can sharing boost local economies, build community and improve the resilience of neighbourhoods? Here’s ten sharing projects ...
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IBM, Cisco ‘Top Smart City Technology Vendors’ · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader

IBM, Cisco ‘Top Smart City Technology Vendors’ · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
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Study: High blood pressure kept in check better with in-home monitor, regular calls to pharmacist

Study: High blood pressure kept in check better with in-home monitor, regular calls to pharmacist | Smart Cities | Scoop.it

People with high blood pressure who used an at-home monitor and had regular phone calls with their pharmacist kept their numbers in check better than those receiving standard care, in a new study.

 

One in three U.S. adults has high blood pressure, according to the National Institutes of Health.

 

Only about half of them have successfully used medication and lifestyle changes to get their numbers into the recommended range to prevent heart problems - less than 140/90 or less than 130/80 for those with diabetes or kidney disease.

 

So researchers have been looking for new and inexpensive ways to encourage people with hypertension to stick to their medication regimen.

 


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