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Brazil Faces Obstacles in Preparations for Rio Olympics

Brazil Faces Obstacles in Preparations for Rio Olympics | prep1 | Scoop.it
Ambitious development plans for the 2016 Summer Olympics, as well as the 2014 soccer World Cup, involve large-scale evictions from numerous slums, whose residents are refusing to leave.
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CityWorks (X)po 2011 - Kennedy Smith Part I: How Did We Get Here?

Kennedy Smith is considered one of the nation's leading experts on downtowns, downtown economics, independent business development and the economic impact of urban…...
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America's Real Homeless Hotspots

America's Real Homeless Hotspots | prep1 | Scoop.it
An estimated 600,000 Americans are homeless, but the spread isn't uniform. Some cities have been hit harder than others.
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NPR Cities: Urban Life In The 21st Century : NPR

NPR Cities: Urban Life In The 21st Century : NPR | prep1 | Scoop.it
More than half of the world now lives in urban areas. In the U.S., urban dwellers make up 83 percent of the population, and it's growing every day. What does it mean to live in a city today? What are the challenges for cities going forward?
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Gentrification spelled out: Fish in the ’Hood renamed Fish in the Neighborhood

Gentrification spelled out: Fish in the ’Hood renamed Fish in the Neighborhood | prep1 | Scoop.it
As upscale, high-rise condos and hipster bars opened nearby, longtime customers joked: Is this really still “the ’hood”? Not anymore.
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Population Growth in Metropolitan America Since 1980: Putting the Volatile 2000s in Perspective

Population Growth in Metropolitan America Since 1980: Putting the Volatile 2000s in Perspective | prep1 | Scoop.it
The twists and turns of metropolitan population growth are reviewed in William Frey’s examination of recently released Census Bureau data separating the bubble and bust years of the past decade.
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Evolution in a Big City - Jason Munshi-South

View the full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/evolution-in-a-big-city Using newts, coyotes and mice, Jason Munshi-South shows how animals develop genetic d...
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Dartmouth Professor Says Racial Diversity Increases, But Segregation Persists

U.S. census data shows racial diversity is increasing in major cities across the United States. But highly diverse neighborhoods are still rare, newly arrive...
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In the Shadows of the High Line

In the Shadows of the High Line | prep1 | Scoop.it
The High Line has become a tourist-clogged catwalk and a catalyst for some of the most rapid gentrification in the city’s history.
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Growing Income Gap Segregates More Neighborhoods

Growing Income Gap Segregates More Neighborhoods | prep1 | Scoop.it
A new report by the Pew Research Center shows that rising income inequality has led to an increasing number of Americans clustering in neighborhoods in which most residents are like them, either similarly affluent or similarly low income.
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How the rise of the megacity is changing the way we live

How the rise of the megacity is changing the way we live | prep1 | Scoop.it
The rapid increase in the number of cities home to more than 10 million people will bring huge challenges … and opportunities...
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