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De Dentro e De Fora - Street art no MASP

De Dentro e De Fora - Street art no MASP | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Não saber onde está a arte - essa é a ideia da segunda edição da exposição de arte de rua, De Dentro e De Fora, que ficará no MASP até 23 de dezembro.
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Colloque PARIS 2030, colloque international sur l avenir des villes

Colloque PARIS 2030, colloque international sur l avenir des villes | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Colloque international sur la recherche urbaine, le 18 novembre 2011 à l Hôtel de Ville de Paris. Colloque organisé par l EIVP et la Mairie de Paris qui rassemblera plus de 30 chercheurs et professionnels de la ville.
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Faut-il interdire les maisons individuelles ?

Faut-il interdire les maisons individuelles ? | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Les villes grignotent toujours un peu plus d’espace. Cet étalement urbain a été rendu possible par le développement de l’automobile et il est favorisé par la prédilection des français pour la maison individuelle. Pourquoi en sommes-nous là et comment y remédier ? Analyse et propositions avec le Réseau Action Climat.

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London’s Exhibition Road Transforms Into Shared Space for Pedestrians and Cars

London’s Exhibition Road Transforms Into Shared Space for Pedestrians and Cars | Urban Life | Scoop.it
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4 Cities Using Tech to Alleviate Traffic

4 Cities Using Tech to Alleviate Traffic | Urban Life | Scoop.it
There’s a lot of tech in your city’s streets and traffic lights that make things run more smoothly. We took a closer look at how some metropolises are handling the influx of cars on the road.
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#UrbanLife 50 Ideas for the New City

#UrbanLife 50 Ideas for the New City | Urban Life | Scoop.it
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HowStuffWorks "Five Modern Abandoned Cities"

HowStuffWorks "Five Modern Abandoned Cities" | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Abandoned cities are haunting sights: Entire populations uproot, move on and leave behind ghost towns. Read about abandoned cities and their demises.

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Civicboom: This open platform lets organizations request content from their audience

Civicboom: This open platform lets organizations request content from their audience | Urban Life | Scoop.it

A few weeks back, we reported on N0tice, a pretty innovative project that the Guardian newspaper is trialling, one with potential to take news reporting, and news gathering, in new directions.

 

 

With that in mind, we thought we’d take a look at CivicBoom, a young Internet startup based in Canterbury, England. It’s a similar proposition to N0tice, except Civicboom claims to incorporate “many more exciting extra features – many of which are still in development.”

 

Civicboom is an online platform designed to facilitate content-driven organizations and individuals to work together in generating rich media content.

 

Civicboom is built from its own open API platform, which means it’s customizable – the platform can be tailored and applied to different industry workflows through the development of an application or plugin. “The aim is to develop Civicboom as the answer to topical concerns over the future role of content-seekers by using our open API”... 

 

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Swarm Intelligence: Is the Group Really Smarter?

Swarm Intelligence: Is the Group Really Smarter? | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Swarm Intelligence, or Swarm Theory, is the collective behavior of decentralized, self-organizing systems: ants in a colony, movie raters at Rotten Tomatoes, participants in a market economy, etc. ...
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Did you know that there are 38,000 posts per minute on Tumblr?

I'd call Tumblr a sleeping giant, but it is perhaps better described as the best kept secret that everyone is starting to talk about. I recently described Tumblr this way...
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New York City home to world’s largest rooftop farm | SmartPlanet

New York City home to world’s largest rooftop farm | SmartPlanet | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Brooklyn Grange, housed on a warehouse rooftop in Queens, is thought to be the world’s largest rooftop farm.

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How Virtual Private Networks keep Occupy Wall Street communicating

How Virtual Private Networks keep Occupy Wall Street communicating | Urban Life | Scoop.it
RT @lsdelahoz: How Virtual Private Networks keep Occupy Wall St communicating #ows ...

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Planetizen | Urban Planning, Design and Development Network

Planetizen | Urban Planning, Design and Development Network | Urban Life | Scoop.it
The urban planning news website, featuring articles, op-eds, jobs, courses and information for the urban planning, design and development community.
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Goodbye, Sidewalks: London Planners Break Down Boundaries Between Cars and Pedestrians

Goodbye, Sidewalks: London Planners Break Down Boundaries Between Cars and Pedestrians | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Londoners learn how to share the street without barriers to keep vehicles and pedestrians apart.
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