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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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Top 10 real estate trends for 2014

Top 10 real estate trends for 2014 | Urban economy | Scoop.it
The housing recovery will continue in 2014, millennials are shaping real estate, and smaller cities are seeing bigger home prices (Top 10 real estate trends for 2014: Experts from the Urban Land Institute unveiled their view of how the rest ...
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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, November 12, 2013 6:48 PM

We will see how accurate these predicited trends for real estate in 2014 are. I am not sure I agree with them.

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Plan to revive Scots town centres

Plan to revive Scots town centres | Urban economy | Scoop.it
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Town and city centres don't run just by themselves, they need a lot of TLC and some investment to remain the vibrant hearts of local communities.

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How to Nurture and Strengthen Our Urban Commons

How to Nurture and Strengthen Our Urban Commons | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Because we need to improve our parks and plazas if young people are to remain committed to city living and walkable suburban environments.
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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, November 4, 2013 3:51 PM

What are our options? More anonymous suburbs?

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Public Transit Development in Buenos Aires | Sustainable Cities Collective

Public Transit Development in Buenos Aires | Sustainable Cities Collective | Urban economy | Scoop.it
In the transportation community, the word is out on bus lanes. A recently released study highlighted the many benefits of Bus Rapid Transit, or BRT, compared to rail-based mass transit.
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Seperate buslanes for rapid bus transport in (metropolitan) areas: fast, flexible and relatively cheap. And it helps the economic development and integration of metro areas.

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Release Britain's cities from the shackles of too much central control

Release Britain's cities from the shackles of too much central control | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Editorial: Governments have sucked political power out of Britain's cities for generations. It's time to change
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Editorial in the Guardian Newspaper commenting on a commission report on the growth of cities. 

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Rural-Urban Partnerships - Books - OECD iLibrary

Rural-Urban Partnerships - Books - OECD iLibrary | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Check this site to read the report about rural-urban partnerships and the case of #Brabantstad. #Rurban #oecd http://t.co/d42YqZ3rqH
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Richard Florida calls Washington a ‘boom town of the new economy’

Richard Florida calls Washington a ‘boom town of the new economy’ | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Author Richard Florida says D.C. is becoming magnet for high-wage jobs and venture capital.
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Public Transit Is Worth Way More to a City Than You Might Think

Public Transit Is Worth Way More to a City Than You Might Think | Urban economy | Scoop.it
A new report finds a hidden economic value of anywhere from $1.5 million to $1.8 billion a year.
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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 1:05 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 11:10 AM

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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Year Up Helps Give Urban Youth The Training And Connections They Need To Land Hot Tech Jobs | TechCrunch

Year Up Helps Give Urban Youth The Training And Connections They Need To Land Hot Tech Jobs | TechCrunch | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Here in the tech industry, it seems that people are always talking about "how hard it is to hire." That's something that can sound a little odd, given that..
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A program to help bridge the educational by training urban 18-24 year with no more than a high school diploma in computer skills.
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The Airbnb Economy in New York: Lucrative but Often Illegal

The Airbnb Economy in New York: Lucrative but Often Illegal | Urban economy | Scoop.it
A number of New Yorkers make a substantial portion of their income by renting out apartments on a short-term basis through the Airbnb website.
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Not. only New York is struggling with this issue, also in Amsterdam city, citizens and hoteliers are looking for a way to integrate this into the local economy.
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Casino drives urban renewal and development in Pennsylvania industrial town | SouthCoastToday.com

Casino drives urban renewal and development in Pennsylvania industrial town | SouthCoastToday.com | Urban economy | Scoop.it
BETHLEHEM, Pa. — The casino rises amid the ruins of an abandoned steel plant, connecting this Pennsylvania town's historic past with a promising economic future.
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London and Renewing Public Markets | Sustainable Cities Collective

London and Renewing Public Markets | Sustainable Cities Collective | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Street trolleys, automobiles, big developers, high rises, shopping centers, and corruption have all been part of the bigger-is-better movement that have replaced the participatory, visceral market experience as the totems of commerce and economic...
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On the importance of local (food) markets for cities and the challenges to keep them alive and not let them be victims of their own succes.  

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Customers urged to shop locally

Customers urged to shop locally | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Businesses join forces to promote a Powys town as a place to shop, hoping to boost the local economy by £1.4m a year.
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“Sit-able cities” might be even better than walkable ones

“Sit-able cities” might be even better than walkable ones | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Moyan BrennPutting the “sit” back in “city.” Walkable cities are great. But once you get where you’re walking, you want to relax, right?
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Can Urban Planning Turn Brooklyn Into the Next Silicon Valley?

Can Urban Planning Turn Brooklyn Into the Next Silicon Valley? | Urban economy | Scoop.it

Planners present a smart vision for any city seeking to accommodate innovation.

A new cluster of tech activity in Brooklyn is taking shape, showing some of the momentum its West coast counterpart had decades ago, already home about 500 tech and creative companies, with demand for space expected to double by 2015.

But how do you make sure a dense urban area can accommodate that growth and transform into a zone where connectivity is a given and tech-fueled civic experimentation is encouraged?

In other words, what does it take to make Brooklyn the city of tomorrow? That’s just what the architects and urban designers at WXY Studio were tasked with figuring out...


Read the complete article to find more on the strategic plan for the Brooklyn Tech Triangle, which lays out in detail what it will take to establish a thriving tech hub in the heart of Brooklyn.


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An interesting article on how carefull urban planning can foster the tech scene in a city: creating safe public spaces where people can meet and hook up to the internet, good management of office space so companies can grow and a high tech industries to support the tech scene. 

Not onle NY is going that way, also London (Silicon Roundabout) is working hard on it's own inner city tech hub.

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John Boitnott's curator insight, September 15, 2013 10:15 AM

Can Urban Planning Turn Brooklyn Into the Next Silicon Valley?

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, November 12, 2013 6:51 PM

I used to live in walking distance of this area. It must have changed dramatically but it is a walk I would not have wanted to take.