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How Citizen Mapmakers are Changing the Story of our Cities

How Citizen Mapmakers are Changing the Story of our Cities | Urbs! | Scoop.it
We see them every day, popping up on our Twitter feeds, filtered through blogs, or even scattered throughout the New York Times: maps portraying not the usual locations or destinations, but data. T…
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People stress us out, but they are also the key to happiness in cities

People stress us out, but they are also the key to happiness in cities | Urbs! | Scoop.it
The notion that condensed living spaces always heighten misery is flawed; interaction keeps us sharp and more content
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Tokyo – Small Scale in Mega City

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Six years ago, Gehl Architects traveled to Tokyo on a study trip. Throughout the many planned site visits, meetings and collaborative sessions, we managed to meet Darko Radovic, who recently joined...
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Big Idea 2014: Goodbye Silicon Valley, Hello Silicon Cities

Big Idea 2014: Goodbye Silicon Valley, Hello Silicon Cities | Urbs! | Scoop.it
Bruce Katz explains the significance of a new metropolitan model for innovation.
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Densification is the key

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Helle Søholt participated at the London Assembly Committee Meeting (Planning coverage) January 15 and her contribution really got the attention of the members. Alex Csicsek, Planning Researcher at ...
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Helle Søholt defending the mediterranean cities' compact model...

“Spain might not be a great economic model at the moment but Barcelona’s compactness and liveliness are absolutely admirable.”

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Does Human Capital Tend to Cluster in Center Cities or the Suburbs?

Does Human Capital Tend to Cluster in Center Cities or the Suburbs? | Urbs! | Scoop.it
According to new research, where college-educated folks live has a lot to do with population size.
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Walkable and Livable Communities Institute » Walkable 101: The Walkability Workbook

Walkable and Livable Communities Institute » Walkable 101: The Walkability Workbook | Urbs! | Scoop.it
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History of Atlanta BeltLine Project in Public Roads Magazine // Atlanta BeltLine

History of Atlanta BeltLine Project in Public Roads Magazine // Atlanta BeltLine | Urbs! | Scoop.it
Here is a recent article published in the Federal Highway Administration's Public Roads Magazine.
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Forget The Suburbs: Living In Beautiful, Well-Designed Cities Makes People Happy

Forget The Suburbs: Living In Beautiful, Well-Designed Cities Makes People Happy | Urbs! | Scoop.it
I love living in San Francisco. The city is packed with culture, beautiful parks, open spaces, and local businesses. These are just some of the qualities that inspire happiness among urban residents, according to a study from Urban Affairs Review.
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How San Francisco’s Food Trucks Bring More to the City than Just Food | This Big City

How San Francisco’s Food Trucks Bring More to the City than Just Food | This Big City | Urbs! | Scoop.it
The gourmet food truck movement in San Francisco is thriving. Most trucks focus on a particular cuisine - indian, japanese, mexican, you name it - and this street food is bring life to the streets.

Via @YuriArtibise

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The Economics of Sustainable Cities: Four Key Components

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After asking lots of questions about the economics of sustainable cities last week, This Big City turned to Twitter to try and find some answers. During the very first #CityTalk, we got caught up i…
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Building Happier, Healthier, and More Sustainable Cities

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While many books have recently focused on making cities denser, more walkable, or more functional, asking how to make urban populations happier is a slightly different question. Charles Montgomery makes his case in his new book The Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design.
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En la serie "calificativos de  ciudades" (habitables, amables, creativas, etc.) llega el turno de la Happy City...

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There's a Science to Foot Traffic, and It Can Help Us Design Better Cities - Wired Science

There's a Science to Foot Traffic, and It Can Help Us Design Better Cities - Wired Science | Urbs! | Scoop.it
In the past 30 years, China has become the most urbanized country that has ever existed. Over 450 million Chinese -- equivalent to 1 in 25 people on the planet – live in cities. To some in the West, those ...
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Empresas tecnológicas y gentrificación

Empresas tecnológicas y gentrificación | Urbs! | Scoop.it
Las empresas tecnológicas, pero fundamentalmente Google como iniciadora de la tendencia y ejemplo de todas ellas, están comenzando a tener un serio problema en la ciudad de San Francisco y alrededores: una ola cada vez más intensa de...
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Sloth | Is Your City Making You Fat?

Sloth | Is Your City Making You Fat? | Urbs! | Scoop.it
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Paqui Al's comment, May 7, 2013 9:18 AM
podría servir de fulla de ruta tant per a planificar conjunts urbans com per a habitages, hospitals o qualsevol mena d'edifici!
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Placemaking blog series: The benefits of aging in place

Placemaking blog series: The benefits of aging in place | Urbs! | Scoop.it
Throughout January, MPC’s blog, The Connector, is running a series on the tangible benefits of Placemaking. Sometimes it’s hard to define what makes a great place, but you know it when…
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10 Ways to Improve Your City through Public Space

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Public spaces are increasingly being recognized as a crucial ingredient for successful cities, and for their ability to revitalize and create economic and social development opportunities.
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Vertical development: A dense idea

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It turns out cramming more people into cities won’t help the environment or our health, and may even hurt the economy...
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Video: High fiber | Need to Know | PBS

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Correspondent Rick Karr reports on why the United States, where the Tnternet was born, has now fallen badly behind in the race to the online future.
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The Smart Math of Mixed-Use Development | Planetizen

The Smart Math of Mixed-Use Development | Planetizen | Urbs! | Scoop.it
Are cities across the country acting negligently in ignoring the property tax implications of different development types? Joseph Minicozzi thinks so, and he's done the math to prove it.
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