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Are architects ruining cities? | SmartPlanet

Are architects ruining cities? | SmartPlanet | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it

While this pursuit of perfection results in visually-stunning spaces, Meades, for one, would much prefer the wasteland of the Lea Valley in East London to the Lea Valley Regeneration Strategy that turned the area into a playground for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

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Urban Intelligence in Cities
Strategic planning, urbanisation and regeneration in cities worldwide
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Mining the City

Mining the City | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Rapid urbanization and climate change will make it harder for cities to provide crucial resources for their citizens. In this article, Arup consultants Amy Leitch and Laura Frost examine how the built environment can fill this emerging need.
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Build on green belt to solve housing crisis, report says

Build on green belt to solve housing crisis, report says | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
London councils should evaluate their green belt polices and allow houses to be built on areas of the land in order to help solve the capital’s housing crisis, according to a new report.
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Welcome to Facebook City! Mark Zuckerberg plans waterside development near firm's San Francisco HQ

Welcome to Facebook City! Mark Zuckerberg plans waterside development near firm's San Francisco HQ | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
  • Facebook plans to build its own town on a 200-acre plot in San Francisco
  • Mark Zuckerberg wants homes for 10,000 workers next to company's HQ
  • 'Zee-town' will have supermarkets, hotels and luxurious accommodation
  • Oak trees will be planted on 40ft high roofs to provide an eco-friendly feel 
  • Extravagant town designed by Guggenheim Museum architect Frank Gehry
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Nicolas Cottard's curator insight, February 25, 11:31 AM

Marck Zuckerberg se prend pour le nouveau Charles Fourier !

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A tale of four world cities – London, Delhi, Tokyo and Bogotá compared

A tale of four world cities – London, Delhi, Tokyo and Bogotá compared | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
These four cities - home to a total of more than 80 million people - respond to economic, political and environmental shifts in radically different ways. LSE Cities crunches the data on growth, transport and density
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ZiyCharMatt's curator insight, February 24, 1:14 PM

Compare and Contrast

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Spain’s big, flashy museum complex: Taking on more than it can afford?

Spain’s big, flashy museum complex: Taking on more than it can afford? | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
The country gave birth to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, an urban renewal gem that attracts a million visits a year. But it’s also home to plenty of white elephants.
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Frankfurt beats London to most sustainable city title

Frankfurt beats London to most sustainable city title | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Poor scores for congestion, air quality and shortage of affordable housing prevent UK capital from taking top spot in new Sustainable Cities Index
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Study shows cities with more transportation options most resilient

Study shows cities with more transportation options most resilient | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Colorado Denver studying how the region would react to a sudden spike in gas prices, found those living closest to their work, in areas with more compact street networks and better multi-modal infrastructure, would be more resilient than others.
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Supersizing Manhattan: New Yorkers rage against the dying of the light

Supersizing Manhattan: New Yorkers rage against the dying of the light | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
‘Supertall’ buildings are sprouting like beanstalks in central New York, costing its citizens precious sunshine and air, and turning the city’s skyline into a jumble
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What Will it Take to Create Smart Cities in India?

What Will it Take to Create Smart Cities in India? | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
In June 2014, the Government of India announced its ambitious plan to build smart cities across the country. This plan will be administered by the Ministry of Urban Development, and will focus on building new smart cities and redeveloping existing urban regions with populations of over 100,000 people.
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Solar Panels Floating on Water Will Power Japan's Homes

Solar Panels Floating on Water Will Power Japan's Homes | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Floating solar panels are increasingly common—and a new project in Japan is about to make a splash.
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Smart Buildings & Smart Cities | MIPIM-World Blog

Smart Buildings & Smart Cities | MIPIM-World Blog | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it

"See how smart cities and smart buildings take real estate to the next level. An article by Austin Dias, University of San Diego."

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Rabat and Urban Signification and Design with Light | Sustainable Cities Collective

Rabat and Urban Signification and Design with Light | Sustainable Cities Collective | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Long confined to the status of an administrative city, Morocco’s capital dreams of becoming an international city of culture and knowledge. In the minds of Casablanca’s residents, Rabat is a city where nothing happens, living according to a monotone rhythm that rubs off on its inhabitants.


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Bio-Hotel Ulrichshof’s New Luxury Addition is Inspired by Old Bavarian Fairytales

Bio-Hotel Ulrichshof’s New Luxury Addition is Inspired by Old Bavarian Fairytales | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Bio-hotel Ulrichshof has undergone a major expansion in order to meet the needs of parents as well as their children.

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74 “Wild Designs” Considered for New Thames Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge

74 “Wild Designs” Considered for New Thames Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it

All 74 “wild designs” being considered to become London’s next “landmark” have been released to the public.

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5 Global Cities of the Future

5 Global Cities of the Future | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Look to these five emerging startup hubs for opportunities to launch or expand internationally, so your reach can finally match your ambitions.
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Hamburger Deckel project in Germany is burying the A7 autobahn to make parks and new land

For decades the Germany city of Hamburg has been divided by a six-lane Autobahn. But work has finally started on an innovative solution that relinks the city and increases parkland. And there could be a lesson for Australia.
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Villes créatives : The Spanish Touch !

Villes créatives : The Spanish Touch ! | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Sur fond de crise économique, d’ascension fulgurante du parti « Podemos » et de protestations citoyennes issues du mouvement des « Indignados », les laboratoires citoyens madrilènes et barcelonais réinventent les contours de la ville créative. La Spanish Touch est née !
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UN: Cities contribute 70 percent of global greenhouse-gas emissions

UN: Cities contribute 70 percent of global greenhouse-gas emissions | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
A new UN report shows that cities are major contributors to climate change. But are they also the solution?
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Juanma Holgado's curator insight, February 17, 10:27 AM

Smart-soluciones a la contaminación se revelan urgentes

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Istanbul Harbor Revitalization

Istanbul Harbor Revitalization | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it

Our goal was it to show with this project a possibilty or rather an idea of how a revitalisation and an upgrading of a harbour area in this part of Istanbul could take place or look like.

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Smarter Commercial Trash Cans For Greener, Cleaner Public Spaces

Smarter Commercial Trash Cans For Greener, Cleaner Public Spaces | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
I’m a daily user of public commercial trash cans, and I know that sometimes these cans have plenty of room in them, and other times, they’re overflowing. I also know that regardless of the situation, the city’s refuse collection service makes its rounds about once a week. And that’s incredibly inefficient.
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Open Data Is Finally Making A Dent In Cities

Open Data Is Finally Making A Dent In Cities | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it

Open data can find your dog, make your commute more efficient, and make government more transparent - if cities will let it.

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Developing a shared value framework in support of local urban regeneration

Developing a shared value framework in support of local urban regeneration | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it

One of the biggest challenges facing cities today is how to generate, leverage, and maximize limited resources to support economic growth and development. 

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5 incredible concept designs of future cities

5 incredible concept designs of future cities | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Here are five concept designs of future cities that resemble a sci-fi movie setting but have actually been proposed.
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Greenbelts make cities more livable, affordable and transit-friendly

Greenbelts make cities more livable, affordable and transit-friendly | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Despite arguments that growth boundaries raise housing costs, Canadian evidence shows that they cut urban sprawl and transit-infrastructure costs
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Ten Principles for Urban Regeneration: Making Shanghai a Better City - Urban Land Institute

Ten Principles for Urban Regeneration: Making Shanghai a Better City - Urban Land Institute | Urban Intelligence in Cities | Scoop.it
Ten Principles for Urban Regeneration: Making Shanghai a Better City http://t.co/GnVq2IiaGv http://t.co/soiIMsv3Sq

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