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Street Memories

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Découverte de cette très belle série par le graphiste espagnol Nacho Ormaechea avec Street Memories, une sorte d'exploration des souvenirs dans le milieu...
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Power of Ten Ideas for Downtown San Antonio

Power of Ten Ideas for Downtown San Antonio | Urban Life | Scoop.it
What do you like to do downtown? How would you change the city? Map Your Ideas to Re-Imagine the Heart of San Antonio.
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Change by Us Philly

Change by Us Philly | Urban Life | Scoop.it

uma plataforma digital que permite aos cidadãos se conectar com seus governos locais e colaborar em projetos de melhoria da cidade, lançada, na Filadélfia esta semana. Apoiada pelo prefeito Michael Nutter, a plataforma pede aos moradores para dizer como fazer seus bairros mais inteligentes, mais seguros e mais verde. Os cidadãos podem compartilhar idéias e criar projetos para melhorar a cidade. Apoiado pela Fundação Rockefeller, entre outras, permitirá que os cidadãos apresentem idéias para os funcionários da prefeitura, se envolverem com projetos existentes na cidade e criar novas iniciativas para tornar a Philadelphia inteligentes segura, mais verde, mais limpa e uma melhor cidade. "Visite http://philly.changeby.us/ ou acompanhe o movimento no Twitter em @ ChangeByUs_PHL.

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Liberté de panorama : pourra-t-on bientôt montrer des photos d'architecture ?

Liberté de panorama : pourra-t-on bientôt montrer des photos d'architecture ? | Urban Life | Scoop.it

Peu de médias en parlent, pourtant l'événement est d'importance. L'Assemblée nationale est sur le point de remédier à l'une des principales carences du code de la propriété intellectuelle en France : l'absence de liberté de panorama.


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Civic Engagement App, Change By Us, Enters the Commons | Government In The Lab

Civic Engagement App, Change By Us, Enters the Commons | Government In The Lab | Urban Life | Scoop.it
As cities are facing growing demands and shrinking resources, they have to find new ways of solving problems.
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Rastafari, recuperando espacios públicos, México (Concurso Distintas Latitudes)

Rastafari, recuperando espacios públicos, México (Concurso Distintas Latitudes) | Urban Life | Scoop.it

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Seven creative habits you need to acquire. Creative Ideas & Inspiration

Seven creative habits you need to acquire. Creative Ideas & Inspiration | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Seven creative habits you need to acquire. Last time I wrote about seven creative sins that you need to avoid, and I thought I would follow up this time with seven creative habits that you need to...

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OpenIDEO - How might we restore vibrancy in cities and regions facing economic decline?

OpenIDEO - How might we restore vibrancy in cities and regions facing economic decline? | Urban Life | Scoop.it
OpenIDEO is a global community that will draw on your optimism, inspiration, ideas and opinions to solve problems together for the collective social good.
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Urban Sense: Smart, Sustainable "Insta-Cities": A Prototype

Urban Sense: Smart, Sustainable "Insta-Cities": A Prototype | Urban Life | Scoop.it

On October 31, the world’s population hit the 7 billion mark. In an era of rapid population growth and the rapid urbanization of the world, some parts of the world find themselves needing more cities—and fast. China is building at a staggering pace – a new city “the equivalent to Rome every few weeks” 

So what are developers and the technology industry doing to make these new, almost “pre-fab” cities sustainable?

Enter Korea’s Songdo International Business District. This brand new city is unfurling itself on land reclaimed from the Yellow Sea. When completed (in 2016), Songdo will be the size of Boston, ready for one million or more residents. Songdo will be a cutting-edge “smart city” with everything from trunk lines to lighting fixtures wired to collect data that will enable companies and residents to monitor and control virtually every piece of urban infrastructure--including water and electricity. This city is to be a prototype of a “city in a box” that will be replicated twenty times in China and India in the coming years...


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Jacob Waters's curator insight, February 10, 2014 10:11 AM

This loose idea of a "Insta-Cities" or what I call "Jack-In-The-Box-Cities"  is a good step toward the future being that you can build a city in the event of a population boom or relocation a city can be built in relativity short time. However the cost of a city, and the cost in my opinion would probably non-appealing, and a techolgy  city what mostly runs on computers could be hacked or materials could be lost in the event of a mishap. All in all it is still a prototype.

 

---Jacob Waters 

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Pledge Drive Gone Wild: Ending Youth Homelessness with a Razor and Raw Garlic - News - GOOD

Pledge Drive Gone Wild: Ending Youth Homelessness with a Razor and Raw Garlic - News - GOOD | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Would you shave 'down there' to help fight homelessness? A new pledge drive encourages youth to take extreme action.
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21 Best Contemporary Worldwide City Logo Designs at DzineBlog.com - Design Blog & Inspiration

21 Best Contemporary Worldwide City Logo Designs at DzineBlog.com - Design Blog & Inspiration | Urban Life | Scoop.it
DzineBlog is a popular blog about design, from inspiration, design tips, SEO, WordPress, tutorials, logo design, packaging design and more.
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Blog | Fotos 360 Graus | Tour Virtual | Objetos 360 | Panoramicas | Gigapixel

Blog | Fotos 360 Graus | Tour Virtual | Objetos 360 | Panoramicas | Gigapixel | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Blog VR360 Fotos 360˚ Graus Tour Virtual...
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How pocket parks may make cities safer, more healthy | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

How pocket parks may make cities safer, more healthy | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Urban Life | Scoop.it
    A research team has found that distressed neighborhoods where vacant lots have been converted into small parks and community green spaces are associated with reduced crime when compared to neighborhoods with unimproved vacant lots.  The study...
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London’s Bicycle Network: Good for Commuters, Bad for Communities | This Big City

London’s Bicycle Network: Good for Commuters, Bad for Communities | This Big City | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Recent developments to London's bicycle network mean it is easier than ever for commuters and city-centre-dwellers to get around by bike.
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Separating You and Me? 4.74 Degrees

Separating You and Me? 4.74 Degrees | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Scientists at Facebook and the University of Milan reported on Monday that the average number of acquaintances separating any two people in the world is not six but 4.74.
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"One City, One Book" – what 5 cities chose to read

"One City, One Book" – what 5 cities chose to read | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Collective reading is alive and well in the 2000s – thanks to large-scale online book clubs (think "One Book, One Twitter," for example) and also to community “One City, One Book” programs which encourage an entire metropolis to read the same book...
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Distintas realidades, Pereira, Colombia (Concurso Distintas Latitudes)

Distintas realidades, Pereira, Colombia (Concurso Distintas Latitudes) | Urban Life | Scoop.it

Video realizado por Estudiantes de 7º semestre de diseño gráfico en la Fundación Universitaria Del Área Andina Seccional Pereira para el 1er Concurso Latinoamericano de Video “Ciudadanía en las calles” convocado por la revista de reflexión latinoamericana Distintas Latitudes (www.distintaslatitudes.net)


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How Amsterdam’s Urban Form Created the Ideal Cycling City

How Amsterdam’s Urban Form Created the Ideal Cycling City | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Before the bicycle arrived in Amsterdam in the 19th century, the city had undergone six centuries of development, inadvertently creating a compact urban environment ideal for bicycle use.

A smaller city is more navigable by bicycle purely becaus 85% of journeys by bicycle in Amsterdam are shorter than 5km (3.1 miles). Amsterdam’s suitability for a bicycle network is about more than its size, however. A network of canals and 1,500 bridges mean it is essentially a city of islands. Most of Amsterdam’s canals were built to encourage property development, meaning many roads have water to one side and housing to the other. The result is that road widening is almost impossible. Considerations about how to adapt Amsterdam’s centre for cars were ultimately abandoned for bicycle-friendly policies. This included the development of an extensive network of segregated cycling facilities and bicycle friendly policies.

Mixed-use developments typically found in Amsterdam have further enhanced the city’s suitability for bicycle use. With home, work, and leisure opportunities located within shorter distances of each other, residents have easy access to retail, leisure, health and education facilities, critical in establishing sustainable communities...


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Maior 3d street art do mundo

Maior 3d street art do mundo | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Maior 3d street art do mundo. Categoria(s): Desenhos e Pinturas. Os artistas Joe e Max criaram a maior e mais longa arte de rua em 3D, em Londres. Os 12.490 metros quadrados de pintura levaram sete dias para ficar pronto.
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La Ville ne “tue” pas le commerce du centre-ville

La Ville ne “tue” pas le commerce du centre-ville | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Des commerçants du centre-ville de Caen sont en colère contre la Ville. Selon eux, le prix des places de stationnement (lire nos articles, en cliquant ici) ferait fuir les clients vers les centres commerciaux en périphérie. La Ville a souhaité réagir, dans un communiqué. Le voici :

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How About Better Parents?

How About Better Parents? | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Let’s stop putting the burden of education improvements just on teachers. Parents play a huge role in classroom success.
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