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A quoi servent les parcs et les arbres en ville...

A quoi servent les parcs et les arbres en ville... | Urban Life | Scoop.it

L’arbre en ville est un incroyable concentré de technologies qui agit 24 heures sur 24 sur le climat urbain et sur notre bien-être.

L’arbre citadin filtre votre air, retient les poussières et particules fines, piège une petite partie du carbone émis par un véhicule à moteur, gère l’eau des intempéries, atténue le bruit et les ardeurs du soleil, augmente la durée de l’asphalte de la rue, réduit notre facture de climatisation.

Pourtant, cet arbre précieux est toujours la première victime de toutes les crises économiques. Chaque fois qu’il faut réduire des dépenses, c’est sur le dos des plantations que se font les économies.

Il est temps de reconsidérer positivement les arbres urbains, car, même si ceux-ci représentent un coût pour la municipalité (plantation, entretien, taille, ramassage des feuilles, et finalement abattage), durant toute leur vie, ils contribuent à très peu de frais à l’amélioration de la qualité de l’air et au climat de la cité.

Chercheurs et autorités des villes commencent à sortir leurs calculettes pour évaluer scientifiquement le bénéfice que leur apportent les arbres de leur métropole.


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Approche intéressante et chiffrée de l'arbre en ville

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Il faut que les bienfaits des arbres en ville soient chiffrés pour qu'on les prennent en compte...

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Il faut que les bienfaits des arbres en ville soient chiffrés pour qu'on en tiennent compte...

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Infographic: Does Congestion Pricing Work?

Infographic: Does Congestion Pricing Work? | Urban Life | Scoop.it
This infographic shares information such as pricing, revenues and public opinion on congestion pricing schemes in London, Singapore, Stockholm and Milan.
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Big Data and Community Sustainability | Sustainable Cities Collective

Big Data and Community Sustainability | Sustainable Cities Collective | Urban Life | Scoop.it

The Woodstock Institute recently released a report proposing strategies municipalities can adopt to gain control of vacant properties that drag on the local economy, reduce quality of life and contribute to crime.


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Nations are no longer driving globalization—cities are

Nations are no longer driving globalization—cities are | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Urbanization has already declared itself the mega-trend of the 21st century, with half the world’s population now living in cities for the first time in human history.

 

"Globalization itself is as much an inter-city phenomenon as it is about lowering national borders. According to a McKinsey Global Institute study, almost the entire world economy is represented by approximately 400 cities. Airline connections around the world depend on the development of robust “hubs” such as Chicago, London, Zurich or Singapore, which in turn magnify the reach of globalization inward to smaller cities in their regions. "


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Ciudades a escala humana: Visualizing complexity of urban life: 12 more projects

Ciudades a escala humana: Visualizing complexity of urban life: 12 more projects | Urban Life | Scoop.it

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A New Way of Understanding 'Eyes on the Street'

A New Way of Understanding 'Eyes on the Street' | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Turning neighbors into the "eyes and ears of the police" can actually reinforce fear and violence.
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Urban Tree Benefits

Urban Tree Benefits | Urban Life | Scoop.it
- lower stress - increase walking - moderate temperature extremes - provide shade - scrub pollutants out of the air - decrease incidents of flash flooding - provide habitats for wild life - provide...
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Street Art com Adria e Lisa | Mistura Chique

Street Art com Adria e Lisa | Mistura Chique | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Street Art com Adria e Lisa. Postado em 12 julho, 2013 por Mistura Chique em Arte. O projeto “I Wish I Said Hello, NYC” foi feito pelas jovens projetistas de Nova Iorque, Adria Navarro e Lisa Parque para retomar ligações perdidas de ...
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Urban Routines — Everyday Life In The Big City

Urban Routines — Everyday Life In The Big City | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Urban designers and architects almost always focus on future scenarios for cities. We tend to forget that, at the same time, many, many city dwellers are just living their daily lives.
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Projeto da Microsoft visa criação de ambientes urbanos sustentáveis

Projeto da Microsoft visa criação de ambientes urbanos sustentáveis | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Batizada de CityNext, a iniciativa pretende aumentar a eficiência dos serviços, a redução de custos e a criação de um ambiente mais sustentável, que permita cultivar comunidades capazes de potencializar o pleno desenvolvimento humano.
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Start Young on BRTS Social Media Promotion | Sustainable Cities Collective

Start Young on BRTS Social Media Promotion | Sustainable Cities Collective | Urban Life | Scoop.it
The power of social media is immense, and it can create a healthy two-way communications between public transport authorities and public transit users. However, this approach requires a committed effort.
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‘No place for cars’ in cities of the future

‘No place for cars’ in cities of the future | Urban Life | Scoop.it
The prediction from Lord Rogers of Riverside comes as cities around the country consider restricting access for cars in their centres
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The Weirdest Urban Ecosystems On Earth

The Weirdest Urban Ecosystems On Earth | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Cities are havens for weirdness. From communities built around garbage to dogs that ride the subway, urban environments have fostered all manner of weird patterns. Here are the 10 freakiest urban ecosystems on the planet.
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10 Most Sustainable Cities in North American - Miratel

10 Most Sustainable Cities in North American - Miratel | Urban Life | Scoop.it

most-sustainable-cities-north-america-csr-business The 5 categories are: environmental quality; economic security; governance and empowerment; infrastructure and energy; and social well being. They also included “new ...


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Gwyneth Borden: How is technology impacting social and economic divisions in cities?

Gwyneth Borden: How is technology impacting social and economic divisions in cities? | Urban Life | Scoop.it
This post is a response to a group blogging event organized by Meeting of the Minds and Tumml.

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How to Organize a Citywide Garage Sale - Earth911.com

How to Organize a Citywide Garage Sale - Earth911.com | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Want to organize a citywide garage sale in your own community? Garth Schultz, environmental analyst for the city of El Cerrito, offers these step-by-step instructions to get started: 1. Find a sponsor Bring the idea of a citywide garage sale ...

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Entrevista a Saskia Sassen: El momento de los sin poder

Entrevista a Saskia Sassen: El momento de los sin poder | Urban Life | Scoop.it
La socióloga y profesora Saskia Sassen es la teórica más importante de la globalización. El impacto de esta en la vida cotidiana, las transformaciones urbanas, el empobrecimiento de la clase media ...
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‘Cities Are Good for You,’ by Leo Hollis: A Book About Another Book

‘Cities Are Good for You,’ by Leo Hollis: A Book About Another Book | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Cities Are Good for You reiterates a lot of good points about 21st-century urban life, but our reviewer can’t recommend it as a whole.
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Best Cities to live in the World | Best In The World | 5BestThings.com

Best Cities to live in the World | Best In The World | 5BestThings.com | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Find out Best Cities to live in the World, 2013 best Cities to live in the world, the ranking depends on safety, education, hygiene, health care, culture,
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Ao reutilizar trilhos de bonde, Viena dá lição de mobilidade e economia

Ao reutilizar trilhos de bonde, Viena dá lição de mobilidade e economia | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Capital da Áustria adota ônibus elétrico que reutiliza linhas antes destinadas aos bondes antigos.
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Sustainability and the urban commons (Part 1 of 2) | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Sustainability and the urban commons (Part 1 of 2) | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Urban Life | Scoop.it
My neighborhood has a “commons.” So does yours. The commons comprises those explicitly or, in some cases, implicitly shared resources in which the community as a whole has an interest. At a minimum, these include the community’s streets,...
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