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Cities considering uses for aged industrial plants - BusinessWeek

Cities considering uses for aged industrial plants - BusinessWeek | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Boston.comCities considering uses for aged industrial plantsBusinessWeekBuffalo and other cities are looking for opportunities to give the public a glimpse of what some consider America's "ruins" and showcase preservation efforts.
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Smart Cities

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Smart Cities | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
This article is part of ArchDaily Essentials, a series of articles which give you an overview of architecture's most ...
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How are protected views shaping cities?

How are protected views shaping cities? | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
In the battle between heritage and development, we face a ‘crisis of verticality’. But does an approach to planning based on protected views just turn the city into a museum?
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Cities and the New Climate Economy 2015 report

Cities and the New Climate Economy 2015 report | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it

This report, published today by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, puts action by cities to tackle climate change at number one of 10 priority options which together, if implemented fully, could save up to 96% of all the carbon emission reductions required to keep global warming within 2°C by 2030.

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Green Building Uptake Trends in the USA

Green Building Uptake Trends in the USA | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
(2015 Green Building Adoption Index cover) A new report from Maastricht University and CBRE finds that that green building adoption in the United States is significantly more common in large office buildings, than it is in small office buildings.
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Can Google's Great New Bike Plan Turn Silicon Valley Into Copenhagen?

Can Google's Great New Bike Plan Turn Silicon Valley Into Copenhagen? | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
It envisions a connected, low-stress cycling network.
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Google's latest project: Improving city life

Google's latest project: Improving city life | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Google's products are designed with the goal of improving your digital life, but the company now wants to help city dwellers IRL with Sidewalk Labs.
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Egypt’s new desert capital: metropolis or mirage?

Egypt’s new desert capital: metropolis or mirage? | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
It may be a harsh and congested city, but the noisy jumble that is Cairo can still offer moments of beauty and pleasure that remind even the most jaded Cairenes of why they love their capital, and why Egyptians call it somewhat grandiloquently Om el
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City and Business Leaders Warned of $130bn/yr Funding Gap for Resilience and Adaptation

City and Business Leaders Warned of $130bn/yr Funding Gap for Resilience and Adaptation | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Scientific evidence that climate events are becoming more severe is now incontrovertible, with effects including destruction and accelerated degradation of buildings and infrastructure, deaths and ill health caused by heat stress and disease, shortages of vital resources, and loss of communication and mobility.
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Paris, France Plans to Be the World's Biking Capital by 2020

Paris, France Plans to Be the World's Biking Capital by 2020 | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
From now until 2020, the trips made on bikes in the capital could triple. Paris could even become “the biking world capital.” It’s what everyone hopes. In order to accomplish this, it will be necessary to improve and review many things. However, one of the priorities remaining is to increase the number of bike lanes.
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Making a city smart

Making a city smart | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Hong Kong-listed property development group Shanghai Zendai says Modderfontein New City will be driven by access to IT and a viable integrated public transport system. (Courtesy: enginerringnews.
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Qatar is building seven ‘cities’ just to house its World Cup migrant workers

Qatar is building seven ‘cities’ just to house its World Cup migrant workers | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it

Qatari officials announced a plan this week to erect seven whole new "cities" to accommodate more than a quarter-million migrant laborers tasked with completing the myriad stadium and infrastructure projects associated with the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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4 Strategies for Retail+Property Development Bringing Sustainable Transit-Oriented Districts to Chinese Cities

4 Strategies for Retail+Property Development Bringing Sustainable Transit-Oriented Districts to Chinese Cities | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
(Shenzhen TOD) To ensure sustainable urban development, Shenzhen, China has been experimenting with several innovative strategies for financing transit infrastructure. Photo by Chris/Flickr.
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180-floor Vertical City project pitched for Middle East city

180-floor Vertical City project pitched for Middle East city | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Italian-based Architects Studio Luca Curci design the project with Middle East region in miind
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This Fake Town Exists Solely To Test Driverless Cars

This Fake Town Exists Solely To Test Driverless Cars | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Self-driving vehicles now have a neighborhood all their own -- where researchers can study them in new ways.
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Turkey builds big for the future

Turkey builds big for the future | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Ankara is pursuing huge construction projects, attracting interest at home and overseas. But the competition within the sector is fierce.
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Seattle's Big Plans to Turn an Elevated Urban Highway Into a Waterfront Park

Seattle's Big Plans to Turn an Elevated Urban Highway Into a Waterfront Park | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
The Alaskan Way Viaduct is coming down, and a vast new park system is coming up.
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Lola Ripollés's curator insight, July 2, 1:13 PM

It reminds me of the NY Highline.

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Amsterdam Is Literally Making New Islands for New Housing

Amsterdam Is Literally Making New Islands for New Housing | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
To create the islands, the Dutch use a technique called the “pancake method.”
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Francoise ROCAFORT's curator insight, June 21, 1:53 AM

Amsterdam Is Literally Making New Islands for New Housing

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Cities keen on 'sharing economy' but concerned about safety

Cities keen on 'sharing economy' but concerned about safety | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
A new study shows that cities like the sharing economy, but also want there to be solid rules.
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Urban Development and Ecosystem Placemaking in Bogota

Urban Development and Ecosystem Placemaking in Bogota | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it

Urban green areas and public spaces are key elements in urban infrastructure, mitigating environmental challenges, fulfilling social functions, and contributing to the ecosystems of the surrounding region. In Bogota, the concept of the Ecological Network (Van der Hammen and Andrade 2003)—green spaces integrated within and beyond the city—has appeared as a central element of urban planning in recent years. However, these ideas have not been easy to implement and still the debate persists about the relative merits of development and conservation.

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Vertical Farms To Sprout Up In Cities

Vertical Farms To Sprout Up In Cities | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Designed for Linkoping, Sweden, this 177-foot vertical farm features crops grown on spirals that run
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Transforming Cities for Sustainability: Q&A With Urban Expert Pascal Mittermaier

Transforming Cities for Sustainability: Q&A With Urban Expert Pascal Mittermaier | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Making cities more sustainable isn't just good for nature -- it's good for people, too, of course. That's a concept Pascal Mittermaier, the Nature Conservancy's new Global Managing Director of Cities, believes can transform how leaders incorporate nature into urban planning.
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This Is What the Cities of the Future Will Look Like

This Is What the Cities of the Future Will Look Like | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
BOGOTÁ -- Our human habitat today is not just a little bit wrong. It is very wrong. Hopefully, future cities will be more effective in making all citizens feel equal and included.
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Forget Desert Solar Farms: We Can Get More Than Enough Solar Energy From Cities

Forget Desert Solar Farms: We Can Get More Than Enough Solar Energy From Cities | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Using California's rooftops, parking lots, and other developed land, the state could power itself up to five times over.
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