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Policy Direct

Policy Direct | Urban Life | Scoop.it

Bem-vindo ao PolicyDirect, um recurso on-line criado para conectar a pesquisa acadêmica de alta qualidade com tomadores de decisão na educação, governo e comunidades de negócios.

Comece a digitar uma pergunta ou tópico geral no campo acima. Faça o download dos resultados que você considera mais relevantes, por várias métricas importantes, ou simplesmente leia nossos resumos simples escritos por estudiosos nos campos de pesquisa de nível superior e política.

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A New Initiative will improve NYC's Stormwater Management Infrastructure

A New Initiative will improve NYC's Stormwater Management Infrastructure | Urban Life | Scoop.it

A new initiative will improve New York City's stormwater management infrastructure.

Stormwater generally is an unpleasant topic in New York City- during extreme weather events, it floods sewers, causing them to overflow.

These sewer overflows are the city’s biggest water quality problem and a major reason that waterways such as Gowanas, Newtown Creek, and Flushing Bay do not meet federal standards for swimming and marine wild life habitats.

However, under a bold new green infrastructure plan that includes $2.9 billion in new gray infrastructure and $2.4 billion in green infrastructure that won approval from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in March, the city is hoping to capture much of its stormwater with green roofs and blue roofs as well as new types of plant beds and tree pits along its streets called bioswales...


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Mobility shapes the Metropolis

Mobility shapes the Metropolis | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Mobility shapes our metropolises - The Audi Urban Future Award 2012 seeks to identify new ideas for future urban mobility. To this end, six architectural offices are busy analyzing changes in mobility worldwide.

The experts more or less agree that in the future around 70 percent of the world’s population will live in megacities of eight or more million inhabitants. It’s an immense challenge for the politicians and for society, and companies and corporate groups will likewise have to square up to what will be emphatically different living conditions. “We want to learn to understand this situation and these metropolises in order actively to help shape the mobility of tomorrow,” declares Rupert Stadler, CEO of Audi AG.

To this end, the Ingolstadt-based company launched the Audi Urban Future Initiative and has now for the second time in this context announced an international architects’ prize. Stylepark supports and curates the project: this year six architectural and urban planning offices from metropolitan regions and conurbations have been invited to participate by thinking about mobility conditions on the ground and create visions of future mobility scenarios. Yet the basic situation today is anything but inform...


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