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Shareable: Rural Coops Show the Way to Urban Job Growth

Shareable: Rural Coops Show the Way to Urban Job Growth | Urban economy | Scoop.it

Rural Coops started out as necessities for powering rural communities. Can they show a way forward for urban economies?

 

"Rural electricity and telephone coops are one of the great sharing success stories in American history - largely due to coordination by the federal government. In 1934, only 11% of farmers had electricity compared to 90% in Europe. Private electric companies refused to serve many rural customers or price gouged them when they did. The Rural Electrification Administration (REA) was formed in 1935 to fix the problem by providing technical assistance and loans to electric cooperatives. Less than 20 years later, practically all farms had power due largely to electric coops."...

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Give our cities power to prosper and all Britain will flourish too

Give our cities power to prosper and all Britain will flourish too | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Will Hutton:The country’s great conurbations are, currently, civic pygmies. George Osborne has made a start by giving Manchester more autonomy. Now more must follow
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India pins hopes on smart cities

India pins hopes on smart cities | Urban economy | Scoop.it

India's new government has ambitious plans for urban regeneration.

In its first budget, unveiled last month, it announced plans to spend $1.13bn (£690m) on building 100 "smart cities".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration is taking its cue from developments elsewhere in Asia, including China and Singapore. But will the scheme work?

To find out more, Sharanjit Leyl spoke to Rajiv Biswas, chief Asia-Pacific economist at IHS Global Insight.

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Tales of the cities: the progressive vision of urban America

Tales of the cities: the progressive vision of urban America | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Gary Younge: A union leader is being hailed as a possible mayor in Chicago while elsewhere mayors are pursuing policies Obama has been unable to enact on the national stage
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This article illustrates the rise of the dominance of the city. Cities which attract a socially diverse group of people, who are the source of invention and innovation. This translates itself into a shift in politics which seems similar to the political change in late 19th century British cities. 

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Chicago’s Vanishing Middle Class

Chicago’s Vanishing Middle Class | Urban economy | Scoop.it
In the Windy City and elsewhere, a liberal top-bottom coalition drives it out.
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Is Chicago going the same way as it's neighbour in Michigan?
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Eli Levine's curator insight, April 30, 1:50 PM

It's apparent that, on the major urban local levels, Americans don't have friends, even amongst those who pretend to be progressive.

 

This is how people like Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren are rising stars in the Party while people like Hillary Clinton by comparison seems old hash.

 

In case the Democrats didn't catch the message back in 2008, people of all stripes want this elitist, Gilded Age nonsense to stop.  That is where the political capital is, regardless of Party affiliation, not with siding with the elites.

 

I can't believe that I, as a 24 year old student of the world, am able to see and admit these facts while 40, 50, 60 and 70 somethings are unable or unwilling to see the natural flows that always have existed in politics and government.

 

Seriously, what is the point of maintaining power and influence in a society if you're unable and unwilling to use it acceptably and appropriately for the sake of the people that you're actually responsible to?  It only leads to your death in the hearts and minds of the general public when you die, or else, your removal from office.  That's history talking, not I.

 

Think about it.

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How Urban Anonymity Disappears When All Data is Tracked - New York Times (blog)

How Urban Anonymity Disappears When All Data is Tracked - New York Times (blog) | Urban economy | Scoop.it
New York Times (blog) Information about our innocuous public acts is denser in urban areas, and can now be cheaply aggregated.
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An interesting blog on how big data can change anonymity in cities and therefore urban culture of freedom. Surveillance, camera's, geo location information quickly becomes personal and can therefore track your choices.
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What Makes a “World-Class” City? (SSIR)

What Makes a “World-Class” City? (SSIR) | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Planners must shift their attention to the informal economy that is the invisible engine of true urban greatness.
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Motown revival: Detroit's first steps towards urban renewal

Motown revival: Detroit's first steps towards urban renewal | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Last year Detroit became the largest city in US history to go bankrupt. But when you hit rock bottom, the only way is up. Jennifer Conlin explores an urban renewal in progress
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The Future Is Cities

The Future Is Cities | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Cities around the world are growing faster than you can say megalopolis. More than half the world lives in cities, and by 2050, it will be two-thirds. In China alone, 300 million people will move to the city within the next 15 years, and to serve them, China must build the equivalent of the entire [...]

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Working and Changing Demographics | Sustainable Cities Collective

Working and Changing Demographics | Sustainable Cities Collective | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Manhattan had no need to house the working class. So its neighborhoods catered to the creative class, who did not so much save SoHo they were invited in to help along the process of gentrification.
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US Economy and Urban Changes | Sustainable Cities Collective

US Economy and Urban Changes | Sustainable Cities Collective | Urban economy | Scoop.it
The development of American cities on an auto-centric, sprawling scale stands in sharp contrast to those found in Western Europe.
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Foes of Urban Blight Take Aim at Landlords - Wall Street Journal

Foes of Urban Blight Take Aim at Landlords - Wall Street Journal | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Foes of Urban Blight Take Aim at Landlords Wall Street Journal The lawsuit illustrates tensions that can arise between urban landowners and citizen watchdogs as cities across the U.S., including many that were once industrial centers but have shed...
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2014 is our Year of the Idea, seeking ways to improve Toronto: Editorial - Toronto Star

2014 is our Year of the Idea, seeking ways to improve Toronto: Editorial - Toronto Star | Urban economy | Scoop.it
"2014 is our Year of the Idea, seeking urban vision and ideas to improve Toronto, with help from the Martin Prosperity Institute and Evergreen CityWorks."
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Inequality at all-time high in urban parts of ten states - Business Standard

Inequality at all-time high in urban parts of ten states Business Standard Data obtained by Business Standard through an appication under the the Right to Information (RTI) Act showed that the urban inequality was at its peak at the all-India level...
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Lean Urbanism: A century practice?

Lean Urbanism: A century practice? | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Spending time in Victoria Beach, I'm again enjoying one of Manitoba's best examples of Lean Urbanism, experienced with family and friends. Many of you heard me talk of the history and practice of t...
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"The Project for Lean Urbanism is all about removing barriers to building resilient neighborhoods, cutting the red tape via:

Open-access: more people actively building their homes, businesses, and communities
Open-source: creating tools and techniques to share
Open-ended: focusing on incremental change"

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Watch how the centers of Western culture migrated over 2,000 years

Watch how the centers of Western culture migrated over 2,000 years | Urban economy | Scoop.it
If you want to map cultural hubs throughout time, you can track where history's most notable figures—like Leonardo da Vinci, Jane Austen, and Steve Jobs—were born and died. That was the thinking of Dr. Maximilian Schich, associate professor for art and technology at the University of Texas at Dallas. Schich and his team took data on more than 100,000 notable...
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Nice way to illustrate the appeal and innovative power of cities over the centuries. 

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Gentrification and Talent Migration | Sustainable Cities Collective

Gentrification and Talent Migration | Sustainable Cities Collective | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Before covering the impact of real estate bubbles on gentrification, I want to expand on the relationship between global jobs and pushing out tenured neighborhood residents, as I’m currently reading 'Hub Cities in the Knowledge Economy: Seaports, Airports, Brainports.'
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America's Urban Future

New York Times FOR all of the attention showered on hipster enclaves like Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Portland, Ore., America is only in the beginning stages of a historic urban reordering.
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The Real Reason Cities Are Centers of Innovation

The Real Reason Cities Are Centers of Innovation | Urban economy | Scoop.it
GDP and patents in cities usually grow at a faster rate than population. But why?
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Can UK's 'Silicon Roundabout' deliver?

Can UK's 'Silicon Roundabout' deliver? | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Newsnight's David Grossman takes a look at the home of the Tech City initiative in east London.
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At the end of this clip is an interesting observation: is a possibly misguided national initiative (Silicon Roundabout) eclipsed by local and regional grown talent and more specialised tech scenes?
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Thinking City

Thinking City | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Inspired by Don’s active involvement as a tutor in the successful Zurich Summer School ‘From Suburb To City’, we – Don Murphy and Zef Hemel – have the ambition to initiate an equally interesting event about city planning and city making, in and about Amsterdam. By organizing an event with an international audience, we wish to promote the Dutch position in the field of architecture, planning and innovative city making in a global scene. The Netherlands has always had a strong tradition in these fields, which is widely acknowledged internationally. Besides, we wish to initiate a dialogue about the current state of planning and future planning tasks in the city of Amsterdam. With an extensive public program that will be organized in relation to the Summer School studios, we wish to not only invite the Summer School participants, but also a wide local audience to engage in the thinking about the future of the city.
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America's Future Cities: Where The Youth Population Is Booming ...

America's Future Cities: Where The Youth Population Is Booming ... | Urban economy | Scoop.it
To identify economic hot spots in the making, we often look for where immigrants, young people or entrepreneurs are clustering. But perhaps nothing is a ...
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High streets at risk of becoming 'zombies', expert warns

High streets at risk of becoming 'zombies', expert warns | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Jones Lang LaSalle director says the government needs to work with landlords and retailers to help struggling high streets survive
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Watch New York’s streets get dramatically better for walkers and cyclists

Watch New York’s streets get dramatically better for walkers and cyclists | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Sometimes, when change happens slowly and incrementally, it’s hard to remember how bad the status quo was in the past and how many nice things have happened in the intervening years.
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Boston Suburbs Think They Can Catch a Piece of the Urban-Tech Economy – Next City

Boston Suburbs Think They Can Catch a Piece of the Urban-Tech Economy – Next City | Urban economy | Scoop.it
The N2 Innovation Corridor aims to reboot the region’s famed Route 128 tech sector.
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In Twin Cities metro, more young people are moving to the urban core, while suburbs age.

In Twin Cities metro, more young people are moving to the urban core, while suburbs age. | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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