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Building a Greener City

Building a Greener City | Urban economy | Scoop.it
With urban populations expected to soar, cities will have to be rethought from the ground up. Here's a look at bike lanes, micro wind turbines, pneumatic garbage collection—and other ways to make urban areas more environmentally friendly.
The goal: compact living environments that require less resources and that get the most out of the land, water and energy they do use.
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Making Cities Better: The Scientific American Survey

Making Cities Better: The Scientific American Survey | Urban economy | Scoop.it

Scientific American asked opinion leaders from government, academia and the social network of our readers to answer a simple question:
What innovation (technological or otherwise) would make a city substantially more livable?

A selection of the most inspiring answers are printed in the September issue. Additional impressive replies, edited for brevity and clarity, also appear here.


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