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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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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
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Bring the bottom up in NYC's economy - Crain's New York Business

Bring the bottom up in NYC's economy - Crain's New York Business | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Conference Board economist Ken Goldstein says that investing in transportation and similar areas is important.
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"There's this thought that the Internet will wipe out bricks-and-mortar retailers, and it's not true, especially here. One store that has responded well is Macy's. They spent a lot making their 34th Street store into a place where shoppers want to spend their time and money. The losers, like J.C. Penney, can't make it in Pittsburgh—never mind New York."

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Why Buy Local

Why Buy Local | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Infographics on what the arguments are for buying local.
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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, December 15, 2013 4:05 PM

We already know buying local is good. This Infographic illustrates it.

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Microfinancing The Sustainable City

Microfinancing The Sustainable City | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Cities are experiencing rapid growth across the Global South. With this growth however, also comes economic disparity and environmental degradation. Can microfinance offer a solution to these growing concerns?

With mass urbanisation has also come significant concern with regard to economis disparity and environmental sustainability. 

From one perspective, rural to urban migration is thought to be helping to alleviate poverty by pushing more people into the middle class. Additionally, increased urban population density is seen to be ‘green’ because it lowers dependency on private vehicle use and increases resource efficiency. From another perspective however, mass urbanisation also causes a variety of problems across a range of geographic scales: socio-economic inequality, slums, sprawl, deforestation, air pollution, excessive waste and poor water management, to name a few. There is no ‘silver bullet’ for these problems...


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Kikocanas's curator insight, December 6, 2013 2:10 PM

Com a projecte per les grans ciutats pot funcionar però no mitiga les migracions massives. Faltaria una estratègia per revalorar el món rural potser.

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Urban Diversity: Cities Of Differences Create Different Cities - All News Is Global

Urban Diversity: Cities Of Differences Create Different Cities - All News Is Global | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Urban Diversity: Cities Of Differences Create Different Cities - Worldcrunch - Great stories from the world's best news sources (Urban Diversity: Cities Of Differences Create Different Cities http://t.co/5UORtEDbuz)...
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Where will all the traffic go? — Changing City — Medium

Where will all the traffic go? — Changing City — Medium | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Interstate highways running through dense city centers strangle the potential for those cities to flourish.
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Nice argument for rethinking traffic in cities. In short: less traffic (i.e. cars) equals increased property value, increased economic growth and increased public health.

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Urban Africa Poised to Become Engine of Global Growth | ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONS

Urban Africa Poised to Become Engine of Global Growth | ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONS | Urban economy | Scoop.it
(PRWEB) November 08, 2013 Economic growth across the African continent is set to surpass that of any other region of the world including Asia and Latin (Fresh on: Urban Africa Poised to Become Engine of Global Growth
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"In a new report, Bright Continent: The future of Africas opportunity cities, Oxford calculates that unprecedented urbanization, combined with rapid and sustained economic growth and a rising population, will turn African cities into the last great frontier for consumer marketers. Today, Africas major cities account for almost 36 per cent of Africas total output, or about $ 700 billion. By 2030, Oxford forecasts, the GDP of these cities will more than double, to reach $ 1.7 trillion."
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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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Detroit Needs Money. Can A 'Grand Bargain' Save The City's Art?

The city owns more than $850 million worth of art — pieces that might wind up at auction.
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Smart cities: adapting the concept for the global south

Smart cities: adapting the concept for the global south | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Elements of the smart city are being adapted across the south from Kigali to Delhi. Will they provide a sustainable way of coping with urbanisation?
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Reading tops list of 'good growth' towns and cities in the UK

Reading tops list of 'good growth' towns and cities in the UK | Urban economy | Scoop.it
London hit by high cost of housing and congestion in Good Growth index
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"With many local authorities facing a severe squeeze on resources, the report urges them to prioritize spending on local infrastructure (including housing) and skills in an attempt to boost growth and create jobs."
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This Finnish architect says more sharing will create sustainable cities | openDemocracy

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"WATCH: Who thinks about whether cities are socially sustainable or not? Architects like Inari Virkkala do. This is the fifth instalment in “Everyday stories of transformation,” a series about ordinary people who are finding ways to lead more sustainable and meaningful lives in European cities"
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Urban World: A new app for exploring an unprecedented wave of urbanization | McKinsey Global Institute | McKinsey & Company

Urban World: A new app for exploring an unprecedented wave of urbanization | McKinsey Global Institute | McKinsey & Company | Urban economy | Scoop.it
The growth of cities in emerging markets is driving the most significant economic transformation in history.
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A McKinsey app illustrating the driving force of urban centers behind economic growth and development.
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