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Cities of the World
Stories about cities and the culture in and around them (especially making them better)
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Cities split $111 million to hire, retain police

Cities split $111 million to hire, retain police | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
KYW NewsradioCities split $111 million to hire, retain policeReutersPHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Some 220 cities and counties across the United States are sharing $111 million in federal grants to retain and hire police officers, ...US Attorney General...
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Top 10 destinations for July 4th include three California cities

Top 10 destinations for July 4th include three California cities | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
Top 10 destinations for July 4th include three California citiesLos Angeles TimesSan Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego are among the top 10 destination cities for the Fourth of July week, according to a study.
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Rodney King will be remembered for changing the culture of policing - Los Angeles Wave Newspapers

Rodney King will be remembered for changing the culture of policing - Los Angeles Wave Newspapers | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
New York Daily NewsRodney King will be remembered for changing the culture of policingLos Angeles Wave NewspapersNobody knew how dirty the culture had become until they saw what will forever ...
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What farms can do for cities: A chat with author Sarah Rich

What farms can do for cities: A chat with author Sarah Rich | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
The author talks about her new book, Urban Farms, the difference between a farm and a garden, and how city farmers are moving beyond the trend factor.
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The Most Popular Cities In The World To Visit In 2012

The Most Popular Cities In The World To Visit In 2012 | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
The Most Popular Cities In The World To Visit In 2012ForbesLondon leads the world in both the total number of visitors and what they spend.
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Calling for Environmental Health Solutions in Cities

Calling for Environmental Health Solutions in Cities | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
National GeographicCalling for Environmental Health Solutions in CitiesNational GeographicBy Kerry Constabile. Half of the world's children and adolescents live in urban areas.
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China May Home Prices Decline in Record Number of Cities

China May Home Prices Decline in Record Number of Cities | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
AFPChina May Home Prices Decline in Record Number of CitiesSan Francisco ChronicleJune 18 (Bloomberg) -- China's home values fell in a record 54 of 70 cities tracked by the government in May as developers cut prices to boost sales amid ...Home prices...
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Macho, Macho Men: America's Manliest Cities - TIME

Macho, Macho Men: America's Manliest Cities - TIME | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
TIMEMacho, Macho Men: America's Manliest CitiesTIMEClose your eyes and imagine the manliest place in America, a city inhabited by so many bikers, cowboys, cops and construction workers it looks like the site of a ...Oklahoma City dubbed 'manliest'...
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Singapore Emerges as the Most Expensive City for Expats...

Singapore Emerges as the Most Expensive City for Expats... | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
Singapore Emerges as the Most Expensive City for Expats in ...Houston ChronicleThe survey, which encompasses 214 cities worldwide, is designed to help multinational firms and governments decide on compensation packages for expatriate ...and more »...
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What Does Nature Teach Us About Cities? - NPR

What Does Nature Teach Us About Cities?NPRTheoretical physicist Geoffrey West shows how a deeper look at the world's urban environments yields surprising finds in the search for a sustainable future.and more »...
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Boston second among country's costliest travel cities

Boston second among country's costliest travel cities | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
Boston second among country's costliest travel citiesBoston.com (blog)Traveling to Boston this summer? It's going to cost you. Newton-based travel site TripAdvisor has released the findings from its "TripIndex," which is a "cost ...
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Google deploying planes over cities for 3D maps

Google deploying planes over cities for 3D maps | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
MyBroadbandGoogle deploying planes over cities for 3D mapsReutersBy Alexei Oreskovic | SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc is deploying a fleet of small, camera-equipped airplanes above several cities, the Internet search company's latest step in...
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Tennessee cities pulling out of state pension plan - Kingsport Times News

Tennessee cities pulling out of state pension plan - Kingsport Times News | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
Tennessee cities pulling out of state pension planKingsport Times NewsThe city of Kingsport did. So did Johnson City and Tri-Cities Regional Airport.
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The Trulia List of 20 Affordable Gayborhoods

The Trulia List of 20 Affordable Gayborhoods | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
Living in a gayborhood doesn't have to be expensive.
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Travel: 10 best cities for cheapskates

Travel: 10 best cities for cheapskates, plus California fireworks ...San Jose Mercury NewsKiplinger s Personal Finance Magazine has deemed these the best 10 cities for cheapskates because they have plenty of free or affordable entertainment and ...and...
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Meanwhile in Africa... Lions losing as cities grow.

Meanwhile in Africa... Lions losing as cities grow. | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
The GuardianLions losing as cities growVancouver SunCrouching at dawn in the savannah's tall grass, the lions tore through the flesh of eight goats.
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Vancouver ranked one of North America's most-expensive cities

Vancouver ranked one of North America's most-expensive cities | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
A new global survey rates Toronto and Vancouver as among the most expensive cities in North America for expatriates locating there.
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Rejuvenating Mexico's Polluted, Crime-Ridden Cities

Rejuvenating Mexico's Polluted, Crime-Ridden Cities | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
Rejuvenating Mexico's Polluted, Crime-Ridden CitiesNew York TimesAs the Mexican authorities and urban planners work to clean up some of the country's most polluted and crime-riddled urban areas, the southern city of ...
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The most dangerous cities in America

The most dangerous cities in America | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
msnbc.comThe most dangerous cities in Americamsnbc.comThis week, the FBI announced that violent crime dropped 4 percent in 2011, compared to a 5.5 percent drop in 2010.
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10 Best Vacation Cities for Beer Lovers

10 Best Vacation Cities for Beer LoversTheStreet.comBeer drinkers shouldn't limit craft beer to being part of their vacation; travel right and it can be the vacation.and more »...
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Cities Bet they can Curb Traffic by Giving You $$ for Changing Commute

Cities Bet they can Curb Traffic by Giving You $$ for Changing Commute | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
National GeographicCities Bet They Can Curb Traffic With Games of ChanceNational GeographicTo tackle congestion, clogged urban centers are testing the lure of prizes to persuade motorists to change their driving habits.
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1 day, 5 cities: Comparing the tourist experience in Dubai, Tokyo ...

1 day, 5 cities: Comparing the tourist experience in Dubai, Tokyo ... | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
1 day, 5 cities: Comparing the tourist experience in Dubai, Tokyo ...Washington PostIt's an hour on line to the top of the Empire State Building and $82 for a cab from Haneda Airport in Tokyo.
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On the front line of climate change: Five cities battling floods, heat ...

On the front line of climate change: Five cities battling floods, heat ... | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
On the front line of climate change: Five cities battling floods, heat ...CNNWhat will cities do to cope with rising sea levels, heatwaves, droughts and more frequent and severe storms?
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The Best And Worst Cities For Renters

The Best And Worst Cities For Renters | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
The Best And Worst Cities For RentersForbesTexas towns like Houston and San Antonio offer good rental deals; coastal cities like New York don't.
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Charity Navigator Study: US Cities With Top Charities (SLIDESHOW)

Charity Navigator Study: US Cities With Top Charities (SLIDESHOW) | Cities of the World | Scoop.it
Charity Navigator Study: US Cities With Top Charities (SLIDESHOW)Huffington PostWe've all seen the endless studies on city rankings, indexing everything from the quality of life to best bikini bodies!
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