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Konza Techno City masterplan by SHoP Architects

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New images and movie of Konza Techno City masterplan in Kenya by Manhattan-based firm SHoP Architects.

 

Work is already underway on the pavilion that forms part of the first phase of SHoP Architects' masterplan for Konza Techno City, a business and technology hub that's been dubbed Kenya's "silicon savannah" 40 miles from the capital, Nairobi.

 

The $14.5 billion project will transform an area of grassland into a city of 250,000 residents. The city is expected to generate up to 200,000 jobs by the time its final phase is completed in 2030. The first phase, to be built over five years, will house 30,000 residents and be shaped like a row of "stitches" in the overall masterplan. The east-west axis of the first phase includes a boulevard of green spaces with bridges over the wide motorway leading to Nairobi. The four initial north-south axes will comprise, from west to east, a university, a residential area, a technology and life sciences district and a business district...


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City Planing, a trend that will never stop - finding a new sustainable model for existing and new cities

 

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Lucky For Some: 13 Tips For Enterprise Social Networking Success In 2013 | Business Computing World

Lucky For Some: 13 Tips For Enterprise Social Networking Success In 2013 | Business Computing World | Speculations and Trends | Scoop.it
Lucky For Some: 13 Tips For Enterprise Social Networking Success In 2013

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Martin Gysler's curator insight, December 12, 2012 4:53 PM

An interesting approach from social network. This post makes the point on the various possibiities to improve team work through social media, and gives some useful advices. >>>
 

2013 maybe an unlucky year for those with a superstitious nature. But for anyone planning an enterprise social network (ESN) project to get their employees working together more effectively, there’s no reason to leave your chances of success to luck. Follow these 13 tips to ensure social business success in 2013. >>>
 

Read more: http://www.businesscomputingworld.co.uk/lucky-for-some-13-tips-for-enterprise-social-networking-success-in-2013/

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Why Brands Must Embrace Visual Social Media in 2013 [infographics]

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Two infographics provide data and tips to explain why brands must leverage visual social media in 2013 to stay relevant and grow.

 

Today, the marketing world is still hot on the social media marketing trail, but the trail has diverged. There are different paths with cheerleaders along the way no matter which path a marketer follows.

 

Ideally, marketers should find the path down the middle that marries all of the elements of social media marketing, but most are not there yet. Many of today’s marketers are still choosing a single path to focus on or jumping back and forth.

For example, those paths include the data and metrics focus, the storytelling focus, the visual focus, and more. This article hones in on the visual focus with the help of two great infographics that visually share the data and tell the story of visual storytelling...


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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, January 8, 2013 5:34 AM

Leerzame infografiek over het gedrag van consumenten online en hoe (klein - middelgroot - groot) bedrijven daar mee omgaan. Het managen van social media is kennelijk nog steeds een kwestie.


Meest opvallende stijger is Instagram, dat door het mobiel delen van foto's deel uitmaakt van de grote visualisering van het web. Hoewel het moeilijk te geloven is met een upload volume van, naar verluidt, 72 uur video per minuut, las ik ook voorspellingen dat video dit jaar nog 'groter' gaat worden. 


Onderaan staan trouwens de links naar een aantal goede bronnen voor dit soort info

Mercor's curator insight, February 4, 2013 7:01 AM

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Janet Louise Stephenson's curator insight, May 3, 2013 10:28 PM

They say a picture is worth a thousand words....