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China’s Hukou System: Attempts to Control Urbanization by Strictly Separating Urban and Rural

According to official statistics China's urbanization rate was 52.57 percent in 2012, but according to China's Hukou system this number nowadays is still below
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» [Article] The Design Society Journal No. 6

» [Article] The Design Society Journal No. 6 | City Life | Scoop.it
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a light reflective piece on singapore identity

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Marcus Fairs on the design of gated communities

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Marcus Fairs on the design of gated communities like Silver Woods Country Estate in South Africa where Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend was shot.
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The Evolution of Urban Planning in 10 Diagrams

The Evolution of Urban Planning in 10 Diagrams | City Life | Scoop.it
A new exhibit from the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association showcases the simple visualizations of complex ideas that have changed how we live.
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NYC Bike Share Exhibit at the AIA Office

NYC Bike Share Exhibit at the AIA Office | City Life | Scoop.it
I went back to the AIA Office last weekend, to take a closer look at the exhibit on the Bike Share program that is coming to the city this summer.  On display was an series of posters comparing the...
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Manhattan’s Population Density, Past and Present

Manhattan’s Population Density, Past and Present | City Life | Scoop.it
How population density in Manhattan has changed in the past 100 years.
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cityofsound: Emergent Urbanism, or ‘bottom-up planning’

cityofsound: Emergent Urbanism, or ‘bottom-up planning’ | City Life | Scoop.it
I was asked to write an article around ‘bottom-up planning’ by Architectural Review Australia a while ago. It was published in the last issue, and I’m re-posting here. ‘Bottom-up’ is hardly the most elegant phrase, but I suspect you know...
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Six Lessons of community participation in Slums

Six Lessons of community participation in Slums | City Life | Scoop.it
In an article by Michael Hooper – The complexity of participation: learning from slum dweller mobilisation in Dar es Salaam, he provides six practical lessons for implementing a participation...
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Features - Future cities in a resource constrained world

Features - Future cities in a resource constrained world | City Life | Scoop.it

by Jeremy B. Bentham Vice President Global Business Environment (Head, Shell Scenarios), Royal Dutch Shell 

 

The world’s fast-growing population is urbanising rapidly. As such, over the forthcoming decades, population growth and the resulting increase in energy use will likely be focused in cities, creating both challenges and opportunities.

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The Changing Places MIT Media Lab research group explores how new strategies for architectural design, mobility systems, and networked intelligence can make possible dynamic, evolving places that respond to the complexities of life.
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Architecture as a community - Architecture - Domus

Architecture as a community - Architecture - Domus | City Life | Scoop.it
Following Solano Benitez and Diébédo Francis Kéré, Studio Mumbai and Bijoy Jain have won the latest edition of the BSI Swiss Architectural Award, selected for both the originality of the process from which their projects were created as well as...
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What is Hong Kong's biggest eyesore? Ugly side of city exposed by decades of bad decisions

What is Hong Kong's biggest eyesore? Ugly side of city exposed by decades of bad decisions | City Life | Scoop.it
If beauty is in the eye of the beholder... then so is ugliness.Yet although it’s subjective, in a recent informal poll of around 100 people on what they consider to be Hong Kong’s biggest eyesores, some examples were cited again and again.Ever...
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The Next Big Infrastructure Crisis? Age-Proofing Our Streets

The Next Big Infrastructure Crisis? Age-Proofing Our Streets | City Life | Scoop.it
By 2031, one in five people living in America will be older than 65. But virtually none of our cities or suburbs were built with them in mind.
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Wild Photos Recreate the City as Vintage Video Game

Wild Photos Recreate the City as Vintage Video Game | City Life | Scoop.it
Introducing the Chinese metropolis of Honkey Kong.
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a playful project!

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Is There a Secret Recipe for Successful Urban Development?

Is There a Secret Recipe for Successful Urban Development? | City Life | Scoop.it
Doesn't sound like it. Both developed and developing world cities are still struggling to get urban development right, said some of the world's leading urban experts at the Transforming Transportat...
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Comparing Urban Form

Comparing Urban Form | City Life | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered how New York City's urban form compares to London?  Or the ancient streets of Rome?  This comparison from Bricoleurbanism compares eight famous cities' urban form at the same...
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REDEFINING GROWTH: from transient to resilient urbanism

REDEFINING GROWTH: from transient to resilient urbanism | City Life | Scoop.it
INTRODUCTION The industrial era was driven by the assumption that our resources are limitless. The production of goods also means the production of markets, then the production of consumers. In the...
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The Wired City, PD Smith | Australian Design Review

The Wired City, PD Smith | Australian Design Review | City Life | Scoop.it
In this excerpt from his new book, City, PD Smith explores the history of ‘invisible’ urban infrastructure, from the network of subterranean steam pipes synchronising Paris clocks in the 1870s to the ‘organism’ that is Seoul today.
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City: A Guidebook for the Urban Age | PD Smith | Kafka’s mouse

City: A Guidebook for the Urban Age | PD Smith | Kafka’s mouse | City Life | Scoop.it

Today, for the first time in history more than half the population of the planet live in cities. Two hundred years ago, just three per cent were city dwellers, but by 2050, 75 per cent will be urbanites. My new book City is a guidebook to our urban age, taking the reader on a journey through the past, present and future of the world’s cities.

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American dream “breaking down” as young reject home ownership

American dream “breaking down” as young reject home ownership | City Life | Scoop.it
Kent Larson, director of Changing Places Group at MIT Media Lab, says American dream “breaking down” at Urban Age Electric City conference.
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