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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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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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Urban Growth Is Still a Problem for Climate Change

Urban Growth Is Still a Problem for Climate Change | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
The biggest cities may have inspired all the panic, but it's the small and mid-sized cities that are going to produce the most carbon dioxide in years to come.
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Land use rules pump up property prices, but damage economy

Land use rules pump up property prices, but damage economy | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
A collision between rampant demand and limited supply is driving property prices. But the scarcity is artificial, as regulatory limits constrain supply and inflate prices - at a big cost to the economy.
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Lifting all barriers to urban growth in America could add the equivalent of Canada's GDP to US GDP

Lifting all barriers to urban growth in America could add the equivalent of Canada's GDP to US GDP | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it

Lifting all the barriers to urban growth in America could raise the country’s GDP by between 6.5% and 13.5%, or by about $1 trillion-2 trillion. It is difficult to think of many other policies that would yield anything like that. The Economist magazine provides the details.

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Wind power or hot air? Foes question Christie’s shift on clean energy.

Wind power or hot air? Foes question Christie’s shift on clean energy. | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Did Christie’s courtship of GOP kingmakers doom NJ’s plans to become a wind-power state?
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3D-printed cities: is this the future?

3D-printed cities: is this the future? | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Hailed as a housing solution for slums and a rapid response to disaster-stricken communities, 3D-printed architecture holds a lot of promise. But what problems lie behind its production, and can we realistically expect our cities to be printed?
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Marseille and Paris seek XXL development bids

Marseille and Paris seek XXL development bids | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Housing shortages have become the major real estate challenges for many European cities. See how France deals with them.
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How Should Cities Prepare for an Aging Boomer Population?

How Should Cities Prepare for an Aging Boomer Population? | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it

In this article, originally published by Metropolis Magazine as “How Boomers Will Shape the Future of Our Cities,” principle at CannonDesign Peter Ellis outlines what his generation will need from the places they live as they get older.

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Pourquoi le développement d'Airbnb passe par Paris

Pourquoi le développement d'Airbnb passe par Paris | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it

C'est à Paris, et non comme à son habitude à San Francisco, que la plateforme Airbnb organisera en novembre prochain son rassemblement annuel. La preuve s'il en fallait de l'importance de la capitale française dans le développement du site de locations de logements entre particuliers. Devant Londres ou New York, Paris (et sa région) est ainsi la ville qui propose le plus de logements, indique aussi le groupe américain dans un communiqué.

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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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Tiny apartments: a small solution to a big sustainability issue

Tiny apartments: a small solution to a big sustainability issue | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Proponents of modular housing claim it’s safer, greener and more cost-effective. But will tiny apartments truly lead to more sustainable communities?
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US Cities Should Follow Paris' $160M Plan to Boost Cycling

US Cities Should Follow Paris' $160M Plan to Boost Cycling | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
The plan is impressive in both its scale and its scope, and there's plenty American cities can learn from it.
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A Vision Of The Vertical Cities Of The Future

A Vision Of The Vertical Cities Of The Future | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
We're talking more than skyscrapers, but rather a complete ecosystem in the sky that you never have to leave.
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Why Smart Growth Cities are Safer, Healthier, and Wealthier

Why Smart Growth Cities are Safer, Healthier, and Wealthier | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Developing countries are projected to gain 2.2 billion new urban residents between now and 2050. Governments and city leaders have a choice: they can develop cities that are sprawled and auto-dependent, or they can develop cities that are connected, compact, and coordinated.
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Cities and Towns Choose Renewables to Save Money

Cities and Towns Choose Renewables to Save Money | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
As prices drop, municipalities across the U.S. are plugging in to the sun and wind for their energy
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Top 10 US Cities Embracing Solar Energy

Top 10 US Cities Embracing Solar Energy | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it

Environment America's Shining Cities report shows that cities are harnessing solar energy. Los Angeles the top city, followed by San Diego and Phoenix.

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The impressive environmental bonus of crowded city living

The impressive environmental bonus of crowded city living | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it

Cities present a kind of environmental paradox. The construction of all our roads, housing and office towers requires a lot of resources and energy. Collectively, we produce a ton of trash. And we generate a lot of pollution while we're at it (not to mention of the light and noise varieties, which are equally obnoxious to nature).

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Placemaking and Place-Led Development: A New Paradigm for Cities of the Future

Placemaking and Place-Led Development: A New Paradigm for Cities of the Future | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
At the Urban Age Conference, head of UN-Habitat Joan Clos stressed the need for a new paradigm for shaping communities around the world. When asked if that meant that government(s) would need to change as well, Dr. Clos replied with a brief and direct “yes,” before returning to his seat.
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