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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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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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Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space: The future of mixed use ...

Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space: The future of mixed use ... | Urban economy | Scoop.it
[Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, ...
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The Value of Urban Clustering

The Value of Urban Clustering | Urban economy | Scoop.it
An analysis of Census data shows that it's more important to invest now in education than in infrastructure, an economist writes.
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Perspectives on Urban Sustainability

Urban sustainability defined in a number of key words: efficiency, diversity, connectivity and restoration. Key words which can become guiding principles for local government leadership.
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Urban greenhouse captures rooftop rays

Urban greenhouse captures rooftop rays | Urban economy | Scoop.it
It was minus 4C outside, but in the Lufa Farms greenhouse in Ahuntsic, the mercury was climbing above 20 degrees. (Urban greenhouse captures rooftop rays -Montreal Gazette http://t.
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The City as Laboratory: Experiments in Urban Development

The City as Laboratory: Experiments in Urban Development | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Andy Karvonen (Manchester Architecture Research Centre) and James Evans (Geography) discuss the re-emergence of the ‘urban laboratory’ term and how it is being implemented in Manchester.
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Human Urban

Reflection and musings about cities & urban development; what are cities yesterday, today, tomorrow? Great site to wander around and think about urban development. Cleverly done by the transport company behind it.
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For America's Cities, the Future Can Be Found in the Past

For America's Cities, the Future Can Be Found in the Past | Urban economy | Scoop.it
From our friends at Fast Company, 'bridging the fuzzy border between design and business.' 'The past is not dead. In fact it's not even past.
"Our cities will move forward on a positive path...Building distinctive bonds between cultural values...."
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Dream on!

Dream on! | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Again an episode from this excellent blog by Zef Hemel. In Dutch, but Google Translate is a great help.
The great outline of this episode is the attempt by the great port city of Rotterdam to transform itself into a creative and more diverse economy. Alas, despite massive investment from national and local government the transformation seems to be faltering. Gallery owners, artists and other creatives are moving back to Amsterdam, the nemesis of Rotterdam. Hemel gives a few possible reasons for the appeal of Amsterdam: there is a market in Amsterdam for the products and services of the creative class and Amsterdam is city where people live and meet on the streets. Meeting like minded people and meeting customers is the live blood for a creative economy.
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Loose dogs victims of economy, exodus - The Detroit News

Loose dogs victims of economy, exodus - The Detroit News | Urban economy | Scoop.it
The high number of strays in an urban area is a barometer of the economy, ...
Start counting stray dogs in your city and correlate that it's economic development. What is your conclusion?
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The world's unemployed youth: revolution in the air? - Don Tapscott - guardian.co.uk

The world's unemployed youth: revolution in the air?  - Don Tapscott - guardian.co.uk | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Don Tapscott: Vast numbers of youth are out of work as the industrial age draws to a close. If we don't act, generational conflict looms...
Nice, if not unsurprising analysis. The one aspect missing in this story is the rol of cities as a place to convene to work and to protest. Urban economic development is one of the key areas to consider in tackling the issue of youth unemployement.
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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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Urban dream? - BBC News

Urban dream? - BBC News | Urban economy | Scoop.it
BBC NewsUrban dream?BBC NewsInner-city areas in England face decline without government support and civic vision, a pioneer of urban regeneration has warned.
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'Trimo Urban Crash' Competition Winners | ArchDaily

'Trimo Urban Crash' Competition Winners | ArchDaily | Urban economy | Scoop.it
'Trimo Urban Crash' has announced its winners from this year's installation competition which challenged students to design a public architectural.
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Urban Roots – a documentary about urban farming in Detroit — City Farmer News

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Without human rights, sustainable urban development is not ...

Amnesty International today called on governments in Africa to realize the internationally recognized right to adequate housing, prior to the Session of the Governing Council of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme ...
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Architects Imagine a Utopian Paris in 2100, a Little Warmer and a Whole Lot Greener

Architects Imagine a Utopian Paris in 2100, a Little Warmer and a Whole Lot Greener | Urban economy | Scoop.it
A new exhibit is having fun imagining what the City of Paris will look like in the year 2100: 2º C warmer, due to climate change, but also a whole lot greener, where pedestrians rule and every building has a roof garden.
The exhibit, which is the work of Yannick Gourvil and Cécile Leroux of the architecture firm Collectif et alors, is called "+2º: Paris s'invente!" Part of the City's Week of Sustainable Development (April 1-7), it was born of a simple idea: having acknowledged that the planet is getting warmer, how does Paris react? By tackling the problem head on, both by adjusting to a warmer climate and by taking measures to make sure things don't get any worse.
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Why New Orleans Is the Coolest Start-up City in America

Why New Orleans Is the Coolest Start-up City in America | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Idea Village, a New Orleans-based not-for-profit that helps support local entrepreneurs, is helping rebuild its city's economic devastation by organizing a series of workshops and competitions involving MBA students from the nation's top business schools.
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Seoul tears down an urban highway and the city can breathe again

Seoul tears down an urban highway and the city can breathe again | Urban economy | Scoop.it
In the heart of South Korea's capital, planners took down a busy, elevated freeway, revealing the river that had been buried beneath it and creating a spectacular downtown green space.
Interesting story of reorganising one of the mega cities in the world.
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The 31-Flavors of Urban Redevelopment by Rod Stevens

The 31-Flavors of Urban Redevelopment by Rod Stevens | Urban economy | Scoop.it
Is there a silver bullet for Urban Redevelopment? Rod Stevens looks at several approaches to redevelop cities and looks at what works and what doesn't.
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Crowd-Sourcing Is the New Business, Politics and Arts Democracy

Crowd-Sourcing Is the New Business, Politics and Arts Democracy | Urban economy | Scoop.it
The internet has provided many innovations. Now comes the harnessing of collective wisdom of untold numbers of people to solve problems, create new ideas. (Crowd-Sourcing Is the New Business, Politics and Arts Democracy http://bit.ly/i5CeIe)
Urban economy in the virtual world: people getting together and inspiring each other.
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