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Masdar City – a glimpse of the future in the desert | Environment | The Guardian

Masdar City – a glimpse of the future in the desert | Environment | The Guardian | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Solar power, magnetic cars and a green Big Brother. Does this experiment near Abu Dhabi work?
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Conference Report: The Economy of Urban Diversity

“The economy of urban diversity” – this was the main topic dealt with by an international symposium in Essen from January 13th to 15th, 2011. It was arranged by the members of the working group “Economy” of the “Global Young Faculty”, an interdisciplinary research group promoted by the Stiftung Mercator, in collaboration with the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities, Essen (KWI).
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Urban Omnibus » 50 Ideas for the New City

Urban Omnibus » 50 Ideas for the New City | Urban economy | Scoop.it
The Omnibus is all about ideas. From the beginning, Urban Omnibus has been a showcase of good ideas for the future of cities, conceived in the public interest and tried and tested in the five boroughs of New York. Our ongoing commitment to that is part of why we jumped at the chance to participate in and help organize the Festival of Ideas for the New City, coming up soon from May 4-8. The Festival aims to harness the power of the creative community to imagine the future city and explore ideas that will shape it. It’s a perfect fit. So, to coincide with the event, we have decided to surface some of the ideas that have appeared on Urban Omnibus over the past two years and broadcast them around the city.
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Baltimore to explore selling sponsorships to city's assets | Baltimore Business Journal

Baltimore to explore selling sponsorships to city's assets | Baltimore Business Journal | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Local governments and publicly funded agencies across the USA are pondering the possibilities of using sponsorships to city's assets to recoup money lost by dwindling income taxes, falling property tax assessments and other key sources of money.
Interesting thought, but what will happen if the economy takes another downturn and companies cut back on sponsorships. How will that effect long term expenditure of local government?
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When you’re in love with a broken city

When you’re in love with a broken city | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Living in Baltimore has changed me. It inspires me. It challenges me. It disgusts me. Sometimes, it scares me. But it never, ever -- not for one minute -- bores me.
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Backers work to keep best of brownfield credits in Michigan | detnews.com | The Detroit News

Backers work to keep best of brownfield credits in Michigan | detnews.com | The Detroit News | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Urban development experts and local officials are quietly trying to preserve key elements of what they consider the most important economic program for rebuilding Michigan’s struggling cities, a tax credit for redeveloping areas that at one time contained shuttered factories or old industrial sites.
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polis: Paris est une grosse pomme. New York is a city of light.

polis: Paris est une grosse pomme. New York is a city of light. | Urban economy | Scoop.it
It is phenomenal how much history these cities have shared, sending ideas back and forth, about parks and urbanism and social housing and street life and urban economics.
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Cities build airport cities -- "aerotropolises"-- for growth

Cities build airport cities -- "aerotropolises"-- for growth | Urban economy | Scoop.it
As economies wane and businesses move out, urban planning theories that promise reinvigoration are apt to resurface, says David Prosperi, an urban planning professor at Florida Atlantic University.
A controversial strategy since other urban thinkers stress the importance of education, creativity and cultural institutions/initiatives. Airports are in their view not the driver for urban reinvigoration, but helpers at most.
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A/N Blog . 7 Cities Consider Removing Major Urban Highways

A/N Blog . 7 Cities Consider Removing Major Urban Highways | Urban economy | Scoop.it
A/N Blog - Quicks hits and big thoughts from The Architect's Newspaper (RT @saharghazale: 7 Cities are removing urban highways in favor of housing, parks, &economic development http://bit.
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Environmental and Urban Economics: Dudes with No Dates in China's ...

China's Urban marriage market is taking some predictable turns as young women are in scarce supply. This article argues that the young women have the bargaining power and they want to date a man with a car and his own apartment.
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Connected Urban Development

Connected urban environments couple ubiquitous broadband with open standards and increased information transparency to promote public, private and ...vimeo.com...
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US Urban Development Risks

Juan Enriquez, managing director of Excel Venture Management, feels a tremendous energy in modern New York.
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Planning for Gender: Perspectives on Urban Development Pt. 2

Planning for Gender: Perspectives on Urban Development Pt. 2 | Urban economy | Scoop.it
"Mannequins and Prostitutes: Re-Making the Amsterdam Red Light District through Art and Commerce", Magdalena Sabat, PhD Candidate, Media ...blip.tv...
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JAMES BALDWIN: Urban Renewal II Video

JAMES BALDWIN: Urban Renewal II Video | Urban economy | Scoop.it
James Baldwin explains that the policy of "urban renewal" is really a policy of negro removal.
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Reducing sprawl doesn’t require a heavy hand

Reducing sprawl doesn’t require a heavy hand | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Instead of regressive command and control policies, Transferable Development Rights could be the smart route to reap the carbon benefits of densification...
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Urbanomics: Value of urban land space!

The Meaklong Market in Bangkok, which has a railroad passing right through the center of the market, must be one of the most extreme manifestations of the value attached to land space in urban areas. The videos show how the vendors manage their business without conceding any exclusive space for the trains which passes through eight times a day.
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Checking-In on the Internet's Urban Density Problem

Checking-In on the Internet's Urban Density Problem | Urban economy | Scoop.it
"In much the same way, the Internet needs Skyscrapers (metaphorically speaking, at least) now that geo-location has become such an important part of the way that we think about the Internet. If the first iteration of the Web was about making the Web more flat, then the next iteration of the Web is about making the Web more spiky. The more Skyscrapers a city has, the more "spiky" it is, and the more likely that the environment will be right for innovative, creative Web startups to emerge. For cities that don't have or don't want Skyscrapers, there is the very real threat that they will be left behind as the Internet continues to mutate and evolve in wonderful new ways."
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Tearing down urban freeways to make room for a new bicycle economy

Tearing down urban freeways to make room for a new bicycle economy | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Demolishing the inefficient, destructive freeways that divide American cities can free up space and funding for world-class bicycle infrastructure.
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How Urban Planners Can Assist in Creating a New Food System

Here is how urban planning plays a key role in helping create local community-based food systems through urban design:

They use traditional tools such as community plan updates and zoning;
They assist with economic development incentives to attract food growers by providing financial and technical assistance to new farmers.
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The New Urban Daily

The New Urban Daily | Urban economy | Scoop.it
A newspaper built from all the articles, blog posts, videos and photos shared on Brad Enslen's new-urbanism Twitter list (paper.li) great site to follow
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Urban Acupuncture - Jaime Lerner - Revitalizing Cities - Harvard ...

Urban Acupuncture - Jaime Lerner - Revitalizing Cities - Harvard ... | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Jaime Lerner is an architect and urban planner and founder of the Instituto Jaime Lerner. Former president of the UIA-International Union of Architects and three-time mayor of Curitiba, Brazil, Mr.
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Are Rich People Leaving New York? Evidence Points The Other Way | Economy | AlterNet

Are Rich People Leaving New York? Evidence Points The Other Way | Economy | AlterNet | Urban economy | Scoop.it
New findings are debunking the old assumption that taxes drive the wealthy away. (Are Rich People Leaving New York? Evidence Points The Other Way | Economy | AlterNet http://bit.
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Europe's Largest and Newest Green Living Wall is in London

Europe's Largest and Newest Green Living Wall is in London | Urban economy | Scoop.it
It's been called Europe's largest and newest green wall. Installed in a newly renovated hotel in January makes it new and as for large, it stretches from the second to eleventh floor on the outside of the building.
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Abu Dhabi Looks to Manage Urban Growth

Abu Dhabi Looks to Manage Urban Growth | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Rapid urban growth in emerging nations has rarely been accompanied by foresight and planning.
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Dubai's Urban Development During the Recession

Dubai's Urban Development During the Recession | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Watch free Dubai's Urban Development During the Recession videos online at In.com.
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