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Turkey's Slide Into Urban Planning Autocracy - The Atlantic Cities

Turkey's Slide Into Urban Planning Autocracy - The Atlantic Cities | Urban planning | Scoop.it
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Chicago Model City Exhibition

Chicago Model City Exhibition | Urban planning | Scoop.it

http://chicagomodelcity.org/ ;

A model of Chicago to educate about planning issues. Made by the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

↬@theurbanologist

 


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International Transport Forum Newsletter: July 2013

International Transport Forum Newsletter: July 2013 | Urban planning | Scoop.it
Cycling as part of urban planning: @ITF_Forum economist opens Velo-City conference in Vienna http://t.co/EeqIvqfh9J @VeloCityVienna
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Communities Aren't Just Places, They're Social Networks

Communities Aren't Just Places, They're Social Networks | Urban planning | Scoop.it
A conversation with urban sociologist Zachary Neal on his new book, The Connected City.

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Bodega 2.0: A Business for Healthy, Walkable Cities?

Here are two things I do a fair amount (other than working and parenting): I think about how cities work, and I walk around my neighborhood in Oakland. Lately, I’ve been noticing how much of

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Beatrice Benne's curator insight, January 23, 2013 1:01 PM

Article by Jennifer Pahlka - Code for America

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China Builds Museums ... But Will The Visitors Come?

China Builds Museums ... But Will The Visitors Come? | Urban planning | Scoop.it
Shanghai did something last fall that few other cities on the planet could have even considered. It opened two massive art museums right across the river

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Brazil Hopes Massive Green Building Projects Create a Sustainable 2014 World Cup - Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit

Brazil Hopes Massive Green Building Projects Create a Sustainable 2014 World Cup - Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit | Urban planning | Scoop.it
For the 2014 World Cup, Brazil will roll out impressive facilities that could score LEED certification and add to its rich modern architecture legacy.

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Developer Set to Build Africa's Next Giant City

Developer Set to Build Africa's Next Giant City | Urban planning | Scoop.it
Africa's cities are running out of land, prompting a real-estate developer here to erect what might be Africa's ritziest district on a beach long known as a haven for day laborers and beer tipplers.

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"EGO" Atlantic.... it reminds me of a movie in the sixties called "Goodby Africa" (Dino de Laurentis).....nothing has changed...but the surface.
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Outlook for world cities: rapid growth, competition

Outlook for world cities: rapid growth, competition | Urban planning | Scoop.it

As globalization has taken hold in the world economy, a second trend will continue to develop in the 21st century: urbanization.


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Between the Poles: Platform for urban planning for infrastructure and other municipal services | GeoSpatial.com

Between the Poles: Platform for urban planning for infrastructure and other municipal services | GeoSpatial.com | Urban planning | Scoop.it

At the INSPIRE conference in Florence, Ewa Klien, Joachim Rix and Didier Vancutsen gave an overview of an interesting EU project called Plan4business.  

 

Plan4business is designed to address the challenges faced by urban and regional planners today.   Datasets are not easy to use for business issues such as comparative analysis, monitoring and analysing urban statistics, or developing urban inquiries and projects. 

 

Private and public sector researchers, planners and professionals from the real estate world, insurance, energy, agriculture, and others as well as investors realize that they need to develop the ability to used spatial datasets from many sources to perform complex analysis and then visualize the results for non-technical decision makers. 

 

The Plan4business project is aiming at developing a web-based platform which will offer urban and regional planning data users a full range of compatible planning data and services such as transport and energy infrastructure, regional, environmental, and zoning planning. 

 

The Plan4business project started in April 2012 and will continue through March 2014.

 

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The Origins of Scaling in Cities

Despite the increasing importance of cities in human societies, our ability to understand them scientifically and manage them in practice has remained limited. The greatest difficulties to any scientific approach to cities have resulted from their many interdependent facets, as social, economic, infrastructural, and spatial complex systems that exist in similar but changing forms over a huge range of scales. Here, I show how all cities may evolve according to a small set of basic principles that operate locally. A theoretical framework was developed to predict the average social, spatial, and infrastructural properties of cities as a set of scaling relations that apply to all urban systems. Confirmation of these predictions was observed for thousands of cities worldwide, from many urban systems at different levels of development. Measures of urban efficiency, capturing the balance between socioeconomic outputs and infrastructural costs, were shown to be independent of city size and might be a useful means to evaluate urban planning strategies.

 

The Origins of Scaling in Cities
Luís M. A. Bettencourt

Science 21 June 2013:
Vol. 340 no. 6139 pp. 1438-1441
http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1235823


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Planetizen | Urban Planning, Design and Development Network

Planetizen | Urban Planning, Design and Development Network | Urban planning | Scoop.it
The urban planning news website, featuring articles, op-eds, jobs, courses and information for the urban planning, design and development community.

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Turkey's Slide Into Urban Planning Autocracy - The Atlantic Cities

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Urban Planning - City Limits

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The sway that the borough president and councilmembers have over the boards isn't new. But the past year has seen several high-profile instances of officials using that power.
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Thinking cities: The challenges of urbanization in a networked society [Video]

Thinking cities: The challenges of urbanization in a networked society [Video] | Urban planning | Scoop.it
"The biggest impact that humans have had on the planet, has happened in the past 200 years, beginning with the industrial revolution. From that, we have been urbanizing at an exponential ...

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Urban Matters [Infographic]

Urban Matters [Infographic] | Urban planning | Scoop.it
Infographic detailing the importance of efficient cities.

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Africa's 'new cities': Urban future or utopian fantasies?

Africa's 'new cities': Urban future or utopian fantasies? | Urban planning | Scoop.it
Gleaming high-tech cities are being planned across Africa. Some say they are unrealistic, others say they are the future.

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China's Eco-Cities: Substantive and Skimpy at the Same Time

China's Eco-Cities: Substantive and Skimpy at the Same Time | Urban planning | Scoop.it
For now at least, the country's most sustainable form of urbanism is relegated to pilot projects.

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Largest building in the world opens and includes an indoor beach - Geek Slop

Largest building in the world opens and includes an indoor beach - Geek Slop | Urban planning | Scoop.it
The largest building in the world has opened in China this week. At 1.7 million square meters, the glass and steel-frame New Century Global Center took only a little more than a year to build.

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Chaise Urbaine: MVRDV Unveils Plans to Turn Industrial Buildings into a Plant-Covered Urban Oasis

Chaise Urbaine: MVRDV Unveils Plans to Turn Industrial Buildings into a Plant-Covered Urban Oasis | Urban planning | Scoop.it
MVRDV has proposed a lush, plant-covered project with housing and office space to redevelop the waterfront in Strasbourg, France.

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Urbanflow Engine – Smart, Tools for Urban Infrastructure Planning | MESH Cities

Urbanflow Engine – Smart, Tools for Urban Infrastructure Planning | MESH Cities | Urban planning | Scoop.it

It is a given that complex urban planning problems can only be tackled by understanding data. Smart Cities or Connected Cities are the way Information and Communications Technology firms like Cisco or IBM describe how all that information can come together in a unified whole. But while these mammoth companies know how to build big, expensive hardware they lack a finer understanding of the challenges faced by planners working in the urban infrastructure trenches.  Anyway, do we really want computer and router suppliers designing our cities?

 

Smaller, nimble companies founded by people from the planning sector, on the other hand, are responding to the challenge of how real people deal with massive urban change.

 

One such firm—Urbanflow Engine—offers user-friendly visualization systems that make the hard analytical work of city planning seem easy even when it isn’t....


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