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Where are our cities headed? Will the Earth become one huge city? How will we live, learn, love?
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Diseño gráfico por un mundo sustentable - VeoVerde

Diseño gráfico por un mundo sustentable - VeoVerde | The Future of Cities | Scoop.it
El futuro es verde...

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Cameroon: Musicians union march attacked by police

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Please support this LabourStart urgent action campaign and spread the word.

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'Toilet to Tap' Will Solve Urban Water Woes | Future Cities

'Toilet to Tap' Will Solve Urban Water Woes | Future Cities | The Future of Cities | Scoop.it

Closing the gap between supply and demand for water in urban environments will be easier if consumers get over their perception problem with reusing wastewater.

A central weakness of cities today in managing water is their failure to collect and treat used water to enable its subsequent reuse. Water, unlike oil or coal, is a renewable resource. It can be used, treated, and used again, on a continuous cycle. It is estimated that every drop of the Colorado River is used seven times. With better management, it can be reused even more.

The Third World Center for Water Management has estimated that only about 10 percent of wastewater from urban centers of Latin America is collected, properly treated, and then discharged in the environment. The situation is likely to be similar in developing Asian countries and probably worse in Africa. This doesn’t have to be so.


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SmartPlanet: Which region will lead the world in smart energy ...

SmartPlanet: Which region will lead the world in smart energy ... | The Future of Cities | Scoop.it
By Tyler Falk. Published: November 1, 2012. In the coming years, North America will continue to be a leader in smart energy. That's according to a new report from Pike Research that says from 2012-2015 North America will ...

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First World Problem: Nothing But Clean, Filtered Water to Drink

First World Problem: Nothing But Clean, Filtered Water to Drink | The Future of Cities | Scoop.it
My friend’s grandma never drank water. “That’s for horses,” she would say. Instead, she drank cafe au lait or orange juice.
My own grandma rarely drinks water, usually preferring coffee or juices.

 

A lot of people in the developed world are this way, even those who are told by their doctors that they are dehydrated. There is a lot of debate about how much water people should be drinking (that old adage about 8 glasses a day turns out not to be based on any scientific studies).

 

But what is clear is that those of us in the developed world are overwhelmingly served by clean, safe, reliable drinking water. (Charles Fishman has written about the bottled water question here.)

 

Unfortunately, this is often not the case in much of the developing world, where many people are at risk from sanitation problems and lack of access to reliable water sources.

 

This infographic from a plumber site takes a look at some of these issues:


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Open Source Ecology

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@OSEcology building 50 different Industrial Machines through a Network of Farmers, Engineers, and Supporters: Building the Global Village Construction Set.


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The 10 Smartest Cities on the Planet [Slideshow] | Fast Company

The 10 Smartest Cities on the Planet [Slideshow] | Fast Company | The Future of Cities | Scoop.it

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Cisco helps build first US “Smart+Connected” city of the future in Lake Nona ... - VentureBeat

Cisco helps build first US “Smart+Connected” city of the future in Lake Nona ... - VentureBeat | The Future of Cities | Scoop.it
VentureBeatCisco helps build first US “Smart+Connected” city of the future in Lake Nona ...VentureBeatCisco is working with a community in Orlando, Florida to create a “Smart+Connected” city in Lake Nona, one of eight global iconic cities — and the...

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