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Solar-Powered Glowing Bicycle Path In Netherlands Inspired By Van Gogh’s Starry Night

Solar-Powered Glowing Bicycle Path In Netherlands Inspired By Van Gogh’s Starry Night | Urbanati | Scoop.it
Dutch artist and designer Daan Roosegaarde has created a beautiful and innovative glowing bike path that, when illuminated at night by glowing pebbles and LEDs, looks like Van Gogh's famous Starry Night painting. The kilometer-long bike path is located in Brabant, the Dutch county where Van Gogh was born and raised.
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Car-Free City: China Builds Dense Metropolis from Scratch

Car-Free City: China Builds Dense Metropolis from Scratch | Urbanati | Scoop.it
Planned for a rural area outside Chengdu, 'Great City' will be entirely car-free, organized around central vertical housing with green spaces easily accessible.
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When separate doors for the poor are more than they seem

When separate doors for the poor are more than they seem | Urbanati | Scoop.it
A question without simple answers: How much mixing is the right amount in mixed-income housing?
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The quiet, massive rezoning of New York | Capital New York

The quiet, massive rezoning of New York | Capital New York | Urbanati | Scoop.it
Bloomberg's neighborhood parameters determine how the city will grow, and how it won't
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Los Angeles considering proposal to ban feeding homeless people in public

Los Angeles considering proposal to ban feeding homeless people in public | Urbanati | Scoop.it
Los Angeles City Council is considering a ban on feeding homeless people in public areas after complaints from nearby residents.
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A Los Angeles Primer: Old Pasadena | A Los Angeles Primer | Land of Sunshine | KCET

A Los Angeles Primer: Old Pasadena | A Los Angeles Primer | Land of Sunshine | KCET | Urbanati | Scoop.it
Those bewildered and disoriented by Los Angeles can make a retreat to its satellite cities like Pasadena, and thus to a more traditional look, feel, and form they can readily comprehend.
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We Need to Design Parking Garages With a Car-less Future in Mind

We Need to Design Parking Garages With a Car-less Future in Mind | Urbanati | Scoop.it
Building adaptable structures will save time, money, and material waste.
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Blighted Cities Prefer Razing to Rebuilding

Blighted Cities Prefer Razing to Rebuilding | Urbanati | Scoop.it
Baltimore and other postindustrial cities are destroying vacant buildings, rather than restoring them, in hopes of stabilizing neighborhoods.
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Across U.S., bridges crumble as repair funds fall short

Across U.S., bridges crumble as repair funds fall short | Urbanati | Scoop.it
SCHWENKSVILLE, Pa. — Engineers think that three of the bridges closest to Dave Wisler's home are about ready to collapse.
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Going round in circles: the New York subway map redesigned

Going round in circles: the New York subway map redesigned | Urbanati | Scoop.it
After redesigning the iconic London underground tube map last year using concentric circles, Dr Max Roberts has now taken the same approach to the New York subway.
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The Rise Of The Renting And Sharing Economy Could Have Catastrophic Ripple Effects

The Rise Of The Renting And Sharing Economy Could Have Catastrophic Ripple Effects | Urbanati | Scoop.it
"Rent" is becoming the new "own" in the American economy, but strategists at ConvergEx Group warn this trend could have "catastrophic" ripple effects.
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Germany Fights Population Drop

Germany Fights Population Drop | Urbanati | Scoop.it
As the German population shrinks and towns work hard to hide the emptiness, demographers say a similar fate awaits other countries in Europe, with frightening implications for the economy and the Continent’s psyche.
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If the world’s population lived like… — Per Square Mile

If the world’s population lived like… — Per Square Mile | Urbanati | Scoop.it
Shortly after I started Per Square Mile, I produced an infographic that showed how big a city would have to be to house the world’s 7 billion people. There
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When separate doors for the poor are more than they seem

When separate doors for the poor are more than they seem | Urbanati | Scoop.it
A question without simple answers: How much mixing is the right amount in mixed-income housing?
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Businessweek Explores the Phenomenon of People Moving To "Second Tier" Cities Like Austin and San Antonio

Businessweek Explores the Phenomenon of People Moving To "Second Tier" Cities Like Austin and San Antonio | Urbanati | Scoop.it
Them's fightin' words. 
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Why China's Homeowners Want To Live In Fake Paris

Why China's Homeowners Want To Live In Fake Paris | Urbanati | Scoop.it
Outsiders tend to dismiss these theme-towns as tacky architectural abominations, but for the Chinese homeowners living there, they are like portals to an upgraded lifestyle.
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Intersection Design - The Dutch Way

Intersection Design - The Dutch Way | Urbanati | Scoop.it
Can the cycling-friendly Dutch model for intersection design apply to North American streets?
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America's Government Employment Belt

America's Government Employment Belt | Urbanati | Scoop.it
How the federal government shapes job markets beyond D.C. – in Honolulu, Virginia Beach, and across the Sunbelt.
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Wal-Mart: An economic cancer on our cities

Wal-Mart: An economic cancer on our cities | Urbanati | Scoop.it
In Asheville, N.C., a dense downtown generated jobs and tax revenue and restored the city's soul
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Smart traffic lights use game theory to ease traffic congestion

Smart traffic lights use game theory to ease traffic congestion | Urbanati | Scoop.it
Anyone who drives around the downtown area of a large city has experienced the frustration of gridlock, and it always seems that the traffic lights are part of the problem.
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TED talks are lying to you

TED talks are lying to you | Urbanati | Scoop.it
The creative class has never been more screwed. Books about creativity have never been more popular. What gives?
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10 Things To Get Over About Los Angeles And 10 Things It Will Teach You To Love

10 Things To Get Over About Los Angeles And 10 Things It Will Teach You To Love | Urbanati | Scoop.it
No really, I'm sick of it. Get over it. Stop whining. Here is a list of things I'm tired of hearing about Los Angeles and a list of things I think people should learn to love instead.
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Parking vs. Everything Else: An Aerial Map of Downtown Detroit | Streetsblog Capitol Hill

Parking vs. Everything Else: An Aerial Map of Downtown Detroit | Streetsblog Capitol Hill | Urbanati | Scoop.it
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A Strangely Beautiful Map of Race in America

A Strangely Beautiful Map of Race in America | Urbanati | Scoop.it
A story told in dots.
Christopher Lock's insight:

Each dot is an actual person from the 2010 Census.  This not only tells you how segregated we still are, but also how we're actually spread over the landscape.  This is increadibly useful!

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