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Eugene council set to OK increased density in established neighborhoods - The Register-Guard

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Eugene council set to OK increased density in established neighborhoods
The Register-Guard
The Eugene City Council is scheduled this afternoon to approve building code changes to encourage more housing density in established neighborhoods.
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Older single-family neighborhoods are very protective in Atlanta, but their days are probably limited. Nobody how you feel about the issue, high prices will force changes.

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Urban Walkability

Listen to national experts as they define urban walkability and examine public space as important elements for downtown renewal in American cities.
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Biking Saves Americans $4.6 Billion Each Year

Biking Saves Americans $4.6 Billion Each Year | Urban Development | Scoop.it

"Biking Saves Americans $4.6 Billion Each Year.. (and)if all drivers took just one round-trip per week by bike the savings on gas alone would be enormous—more than $7 billion. That’s money we could be spending on vegetables from a farmer’s market..."

 

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Top 7 Websites for creating Future Cities

Top 7 Websites for creating Future Cities | Urban Development | Scoop.it

Over 50% of the world's population now lives in cities, so the conditions are ripe for improving, adjusting and rethinking the urban landscape and city life. The web flourishes with digital platforms for community discussion, since now it’s city dwellers - rather than governing executives - that actively take part in city-related decision-making...
Check out the following seven websites that harness the power, wisdom and knowledge of the crowds to cultivate smarter future cities.


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Denver: Walkable City

Denver is a very health-conscious city that offers over 80 miles of trails and mountain parks, providing ample opportunity for walking, running, hiking and r...
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10 Most Impressive Smart Cities On Earth

10 Most Impressive Smart Cities On Earth | Urban Development | Scoop.it

It wasn’t too long ago that the term ‘Smart City’ was not on very many people’s radar screens, but recently, it has been more familiar, and people are understanding the concepts behind smart cities.


A smart city uses information combined with technology to improve quality of life, reduce environmental impact, and decrease energy demand. This list of the smartest cities on the planet takes those factors into consideration, as well as the ‘smart’ plans the city might have for the future...


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ComplexInsight's curator insight, February 12, 2013 12:26 PM

Great find from Peter Jasperse's blog and an inspirational read for those interested in building a smarter cities and environments since these cities have already started along the journey.

Jed Fisher's comment, February 16, 2013 4:54 AM
fantastic!
Jed Fisher's comment, February 16, 2013 4:54 AM
fantastic!
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Making Smarter Cities | The Atlantic

Making Smarter Cities | The Atlantic | Urban Development | Scoop.it

As population growth drives urbanization, the environmental impacts of cities are becoming increasingly important. By 2050, some 90% of the U.S. population and 70% of the world population will live in cities, according to the University of Michigan's Center for Sustainable Systems.

As a result, interest in "smart cities" that provide technologically advanced services and infrastructure is increasing: The global smart city market is projected to cross $1 trillion in 2016, with players such as IBM and Accenture leading the way.

"Successful cities will need to differentiate themselves to attract investment and productive residents," said Ruthbea Yesner Clarke, Research Director of IDC's Smart Cities Strategies, in a recent report. Constrained financial resources, fast-growing populations, and aging infrastructures are driving investment in smart cities, she said.


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What makes people walk more? | Institute of Transportation Studies Library

What makes people walk more? | Institute of Transportation Studies Library | Urban Development | Scoop.it
RT @parthaabosu: What wud make people more comfortable to walk @itslibrary: What makes people walk more? http://t.co/C45DsBWovQ #walkabilit…
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