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MIT Center for Collective Intelligence

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The MIT Center for Collective Intelligence brings together faculty from across MIT to conduct research on how new communications technologies are changing they way people work together.

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Lighting: A Key to Successful Cities?

Lighting: A Key to Successful Cities? | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Measuring and comparing cities to determine how ‘successful’ they are can become quite complex.
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#Territori- més coneixement, millor governança

Dossier de l'Observatori de projectes i debats territorials de Catalunya http://territori.scot.cat


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Cidades sustentáveis – o que o poder local e uma formação adequada em urbanismo podem fazer

Cidades sustentáveis – o que o poder local e uma formação adequada em urbanismo podem fazer | Urban Life | Scoop.it
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How Urban Parks Enhance Your Brain

How Urban Parks Enhance Your Brain | Urban Life | Scoop.it
A break from the bustle of the city can do your mind good, recent research shows.

A couple weeks ago the folks at Cracked told readers that "living in a city makes you dumber." There are a number of flaws here — beyond the obvious one of getting your science news from Cracked — but the research at the center of the claim has some relevance to cities worth considering nonetheless. What it tells us is not so much a story about the hazards of city living as it is about the benefits of city parks.

The original study at issue here, which I'm familiar with from earlier work, was published back in 2008 in Psychological Science [PDF]. A research team led by Marc Berman of the University of Michigan gave participants a standard memory and attention test then assigned some of them to walk through downtown Ann Arbor, and others to walk through the impressive campus arboretum. The participants were tested again upon their return, and beyond a doubt the group that took the nature walk scored significantly better...


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What Makes Some Cities Greener Than Others

What Makes Some Cities Greener Than Others | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Today I turn my attention to the economic, demographic, and other factors associated with cities and metros that have lower levels of carbon emissions.

 

Several Martin Prosperity Institute colleagues and I [Richard Florida] took a simple, straightforward statistical look at several things research and common sense suggest should be associated with higher and lower levels of carbon emissions.

We measure emissions three ways, as a function of population (per capita), workforce (per worker), and economic output (per economic output). All the caveats regarding correlation not being causation apply. However, our findings underscore the fact that carbon emissions are linked as much to the way we live as how we produce and manufacture things...


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Las leyes físicas que rigen las ciudades

Las leyes físicas que rigen las ciudades | Urban Life | Scoop.it
La mayor parte de los estudios y análisis sobre ciudades se centran en valoraciones humanistas.
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50 ideias para cidades mais verdes e amigáveis - Treehugger

50 ideias para cidades mais verdes e amigáveis - Treehugger | Urban Life | Scoop.it
O Urban Omnibus é um projeto da Liga de Arquitetura de Nova York que procura entender melhor o funcionamento das cidades e promover ideias que permitam o desenvolvimento de locais mais inclusivos, sustentáveis e atraentes para as ...
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