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World Cities Culture Report 2012 published | culture360.org

World Cities Culture Report 2012 published | culture360.org | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
The World Cities Culture Report 2012 is a major global initiative on culture and the future of cities, established by the Mayor of London. It is a celebration of the importance of culture in the public and political life of world cities.
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Urban Intelligence in Cities
Urban Intelligence in Cities
Strategic planning, urbanisation and regeneration in cities worldwide
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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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How 12 cities are charting a course to being truly "smart"

How 12 cities are charting a course to being truly "smart" | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Leaders from cities including Boston, Houston, Vancouver and San Francisco have joined forces to help create a first-of-its kind guide to navigating the hype around smart cities.
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Msheireb Properties, Meeza in pact for smart city solutions

Msheireb Properties, Meeza in pact for smart city solutions | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Msheireb Properties, a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation and Qatar’s leading sustainable developer, has entered into a partnership agreement with Meeza, a leading IT solutions...
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From PlaNYC to OneNYC: New York's Evolving Sustainability Policy

From PlaNYC to OneNYC: New York's Evolving Sustainability Policy | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it

The issue of income distribution requires national economic and tax policy. While a local war on poverty is not feasible, local governments can do a great deal to promote upward mobility....

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The 10 Greenest Cities In America

The 10 Greenest Cities In America | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it

NerdWallet gathered statistics from the 150 largest cities in America to determine which are the most environmentally friendly. The analysis was based on environmental quality, methods of transportation, sources of energy and housing density.

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Bloomberg to give $42 million to help cities do more with data

Bloomberg to give $42 million to help cities do more with data | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Bloomberg has an idea about bringing data to cities.
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Does Preserving the Past Keep Cities From Moving Into the Future?

Does Preserving the Past Keep Cities From Moving Into the Future? | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it

In the last 50 years, the preservationist movement has become powerful—maybe too powerful in a place like New York City.This provocative video argues that “saving” so many buildings now will actually do more damage than good.

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Will cities be privately owned in the future?

Will cities be privately owned in the future? | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it

The 21st century will be the urban century. It has been several millennia in the making, but we recently crossed an important threshold: For the first time, more than half of the human population lives in cities. And the proportion will only keep increasing.

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How startups are redesigning cities

How startups are redesigning cities | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Startups are some of the few organizations capable of very rapid, efficient growth and have the potential to dramatically improve cities.
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7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Urban planners are finally recognizing that streets should be designed for people, not careening hunks of deadly metal.
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Andy Nolan's curator insight, April 18, 10:35 AM
Short term political thinking has stopped more cities adopting healthier, car free zones. Let's hope these 7 show the way.
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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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Verizon boosts role in smart cities and farms services

Verizon boosts role in smart cities and farms services | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Verizon's Enterprise Solutions unit announced a bigger push into smart cities and smart agricultural support services that rely on wireless networks and Internet of Things technologies.
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The Rise of China’s Inland Cities

The Rise of China’s Inland Cities | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Economic transformation is opening up new possibilities for inland cities in China and elsewhere.
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WiFi blooms in Dubai parks with innovative 'Smart Palm Trees'

WiFi blooms in Dubai parks with innovative 'Smart Palm Trees' | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
The first Smart Palm in Dubai went live at Gate 6 of Zabeel Park.
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How Ironic: America's Rent-Controlled Cities Are Its Least Affordable

How Ironic: America's Rent-Controlled Cities Are Its Least Affordable | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
The handful of major U.S. cities with rent control are also the most expensive. A closer look shows that this is no accident.
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The 10 Most Walkable Cities in America

The 10 Most Walkable Cities in America | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
History isn't all that matters: Cities can change to cater to pedestrians instead of, or at least in addition to, cars.
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Putting energy into energy efficiency at Glasgow Harbour

Putting energy into energy efficiency at Glasgow Harbour | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Glasgow Harbour is one of the biggest urban regeneration projects in the UK, and SSE Enterprise has been helping it attract visitors while minimising energy and development costs
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10 Smartest Cities: Leading on Innovation

10 Smartest Cities: Leading on Innovation | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Based on obvious best practices and hunches about emerging trends, we identified seven keys to improving education and employability....
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Andy Nolan's curator insight, April 18, 10:33 AM
Another piece on who is smartest but useful nonetheless. There are more and more cities joining this space.
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Mayor Launches 'First-Ever' Sustainability Plan For LA Economy, Environment

Mayor Launches 'First-Ever' Sustainability Plan For LA Economy, Environment | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti released a long-range plan Wednesday aimed at making the city more economically and environmentally sustainable.
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