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Video: A Bird's Eye View of China's Rapid Urbanization | Sustainable Cities Collective

China's urbanization is happening at a pace never seen before. In the last two decades, thousands of new developments have sprouted along the fringes of cities across China. Wilderness and farmland have been heedlessly replaced by replicated towers.
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Alex Steffen: The shareable future of cities

http://www.ted.com How can cities help save the future? Alex Steffen shows some cool neighborhood-based green projects that expand our access to things we wa...
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Samantha Fuller's curator insight, September 27, 2013 1:44 PM

We think that the climate change has to do with using fossil fuels. And althogh creating a clean sourse of energy is a good plan it doesn't solve everything. Soon we will not be able to create enough energy for everyone who uses it.

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An interview with Saskia Sassen about "Smart cities" | Lift conference, what can the future do for you?

Saskia Sassen on "Smart Cities"!http://ow.ly/5zwty...
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Rating Walkability By Combining Open Data and Crowdsourcing | Sustainable Cities Collective

Rating Walkability By Combining Open Data and Crowdsourcing | Sustainable Cities Collective | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it
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The Explosion of 'Sharing' | Sustainable Cities Collective

The Explosion of 'Sharing' | Sustainable Cities Collective | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it
People's attitude to ownership is changing. Ownership of a product you use just once or twice a year makes no rational sense. Moving surplus resources or unwanted goods is fuelling an expanding sector known as Redistribution Markets. Redistribution Markets are upsetting traditional business models by providing a convenient way to find new homes for unwanted resources.
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Cisco and Living PlanIT Form Strategic Alliance to Develop New Business Models for Smart+Connected Communities - TOpSEssIOn.net

Cisco and Living PlanIT Form Strategic Alliance to Develop New Business Models for Smart+Connected Communities - TOpSEssIOn.net | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it
Cisco Named Master Planner for ICT Design and Architecture in PlanIT Valley in Paredes, Northern Portugal
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San Francisco urban farms closer to legitimacy

San Francisco urban farms closer to legitimacy | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it
San Francisco urban farms closer to legitimacy: "Urban agriculture not only increases people's access to locally...
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Solar Panels Fit Better Than Wind in Suburban or Urban Areas

Solar Panels Fit Better Than Wind in Suburban or Urban Areas | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it
Solar Panels Fit Better Than Wind in Suburban or Urban Areas: When it comes to distributed energy...
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Europe Plans To Ban Petrol Cars From Cities By 2050

Europe Plans To Ban Petrol Cars From Cities By 2050 | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it
Can you imagine a future — thirty-nine years from now — where there are no engines humming, no exhaust smells, no car sounds of any kind in the city except the presumably Jetsons-like beeping of EVs? The European Commission can, and it has a transportation proposal aim...
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The Battle for Control of Smart Cities | Fast Company

The Battle for Control of Smart Cities | Fast Company | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it
Will tech-powered cities revolutionize the way we live or hand corporations the keys to our privacy? A new study by the Rockefeller Foundation offers conclusions.
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Can Digital Platforms Transform Our Cities?

Can Digital Platforms Transform Our Cities? | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it

There’s been a distinct change recently in how we describe what a “Smarter City” is. Whereas in the past we’ve focused on the capabilities of technology to make city systems more intelligent, we’re now looking to marketplace economics to describe the defining characteristics of Smarter City behaviour.

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Let’s Get Growing! Urban "Truck Farms" Take to City Streets | Sustainable Cities Collective

Let’s Get Growing! Urban "Truck Farms" Take to City Streets | Sustainable Cities Collective | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it

Urban farming is an important element of access to sustainable life choices, which is why Ian Cheney’s Truck Farm is nothing short of genius.

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Global Mayors Put UN’s Sustainable City Guidelines In Motion | Sustainable Cities Collective

After providing the curriculum for training urban leaders from 12 Southeast and Central Asian nations a few weeks ago, the United Nations is now globally launching the full content of the Shanghai Manual: A Guide for Sustainable Urban Development...
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New Maps for Urban Navigators | Sustainable Cities Collective

New Maps for Urban Navigators | Sustainable Cities Collective | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it
New York City's newest pedestrian-friendly maps will help encourage visitors and locals to choose walking as a better transit option. Photo by the NYC Department of Transportation.
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In Sweden, the Eco City Poised as an Export : Greentech Media

In Sweden, the Eco City Poised as an Export : Greentech Media | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it
Think of the Royal Seaport project as smart grid meets modern architecture.
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Ideas for Cities: Geothermal Stations Which Harness Heat from Crowds | Sustainable Cities Collective

Ideas for Cities: Geothermal Stations Which Harness Heat from Crowds | Sustainable Cities Collective | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it
The glow of many a hot and bothered commuter will be harnessed for local heating in Stockholm and Paris.
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Top Ten Cleantech Cities around the Globe | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Top Ten Cleantech Cities around the Globe | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it
As cleantech continues to make its mark around the globe, there are certain cities that are coming out as leaders in the global clean technology industry.
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What works: Making the Most of Small Spaces

What works: Making the Most of Small Spaces | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it
More of the world’s people live in cities–according to the United Nations by 2050, approximately 70 percent of humans will be urban-dwelling. And at least 800 million people worldwide practice urban agriculture today.Urban agriculture can improve household nutrition, provide additional income, and increase food security
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It is time for cities to get smart | Eco changes | guardian.co.uk

It is time for cities to get smart | Eco changes | guardian.co.uk | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it
Around the world, many cities are currently looking at ways to use technology to improve the quality of life for their inhabitants. So what is being done to ensure our urban centres are made cleaner
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Smart Green Infrastructure: How To Grow Sustainable Cities

The case for Los Angeles
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Microsoft Showcase: New World of Living - How Cities Become Smart and Connected

Microsoft Showcase: New World of Living - How Cities Become Smart and Connected | Sustainable Urban Future | Scoop.it
Rosemary Lokhorst, Vice President, Business Manager, Living PlanIT - There is a strong demand for making cities smarter: resources like water, space, energy and clean air are scarce in urban areas, which makes them the natural place to start saving. Living PlanIT’s is building the city PlanIT Valley in Portugal, which will be the world’s first truly intelligent city and urban scale living laboratory for smart urban technologies of all kinds – not just water and transportation systems but green buildings, clean energy and city management too. Living-PlanIT is relentless in its pursuit of development, integration and implementation of technology that improves quality of life for all while contributing to the long term viability of civilization. The technology company brings together people, industries and educational institutions to create places where technologies are inspired, developed and perfected in an urban collaboratory. (RT @Sam_Naughton: New World of Living - How Cities Become Smart & Connected (VIDEO) http://bit.ly/gXdHqu @Living_PlanIT @Lokhorstr #Microsoft #PlanITValley)
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