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An Agriculture Bill to Help Urban Farmers Grow

An Agriculture Bill to Help Urban Farmers Grow | urbanity | Scoop.it
A new agriculture bill could help city growers expand their operations.
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How Kampala Is Building a Culture of Taxpaying

How Kampala Is Building a Culture of Taxpaying | urbanity | Scoop.it
It starts with making paying bills a whole lot easier.
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A Theory of 'Well-Tempered' Cities

A Theory of 'Well-Tempered' Cities | urbanity | Scoop.it
Jonathan F. P. Rose’s new book proposes a way to adapt to the challenges human-built cities face: through harmony with nature.
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The Hidden Ingenuity of Hong Kong's Cramped Back Alleys

The Hidden Ingenuity of Hong Kong's Cramped Back Alleys | urbanity | Scoop.it
When there isn’t enough private space, locals make creative use of tucked-away public places.
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Why Segregation Is Returning to America's Suburbs

Why Segregation Is Returning to America's Suburbs | urbanity | Scoop.it
A Minnesota law professor says racial integration is the key to stable and prosperous suburbs.
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Beyond the maximum: cities may be booming, but who's invited to the party?

Beyond the maximum: cities may be booming, but who's invited to the party? | urbanity | Scoop.it
New York, like Rio, like Mumbai, seems to be flourishing – but who exactly is it going well for? To build a great city, a just city, we have to look at who’s included and who’s excluded, writes Suketu Mehta
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Let This Japanese Town Show You How 'Zero Waste' Is Done

Let This Japanese Town Show You How 'Zero Waste' Is Done | urbanity | Scoop.it
The residents of Kamikatsu, a town of 1,700, sort their trash into 34 different categories.
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The Continued Rise of the U.S. Creative Class

The Continued Rise of the U.S. Creative Class | urbanity | Scoop.it
San Francisco, D.C., and Boston remain the nation’s leading creative class hotspots, but some Rustbelt and Sunbelt metros have seen substantial growth.
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Why Artists Set Up Outdoor Living Rooms on Portuguese Streets

Why Artists Set Up Outdoor Living Rooms on Portuguese Streets | urbanity | Scoop.it
The "DomestiCITY" installation invites residents to sit down and stay a while.
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Beyond the maximum: cities may be booming, but who's invited to the party?

Beyond the maximum: cities may be booming, but who's invited to the party? | urbanity | Scoop.it
New York, like Rio, like Mumbai, seems to be flourishing – but who exactly is it going well for? To build a great city, a just city, we have to look at who’s included and who’s excluded, writes Suketu Mehta
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How connected is your city? Urban transport trends around the world

How connected is your city? Urban transport trends around the world | urbanity | Scoop.it
Cities in numbers: The densest cities can be the most efficient, lively and sustainable – but only if they boast effective management and design to minimise overcrowding and pollution
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Who owns our cities – and why this urban takeover should concern us all

Who owns our cities – and why this urban takeover should concern us all | urbanity | Scoop.it
The huge post-credit crunch buying up of urban buildings by corporations has significant implications for equity, democracy and rights
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There’s a population crisis all right. But probably not the one you think | George Monbiot

There’s a population crisis all right. But probably not the one you think | George Monbiot | urbanity | Scoop.it
While all eyes are on human numbers, it’s the rise in farm animals that is laying the planet waste
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How Fragile Is Your City?

How Fragile Is Your City? | urbanity | Scoop.it
A new data visualization reveals the urban areas around the world that are struggling to keep it together.
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Will London's 'Living Rent' Plan Actually Provide Affordable Homes?

Will London's 'Living Rent' Plan Actually Provide Affordable Homes? | urbanity | Scoop.it
A “living rent” plan would tie housing costs to income, but who’s going to build the homes that qualify?
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NYC’s Subway Gridlock Could Trigger a Transit Renaissance

NYC’s Subway Gridlock Could Trigger a Transit Renaissance | urbanity | Scoop.it
Massive transportation disruptions might be your city's gain.
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Why Historic Preservation Districts Are Key to Great Cities

Why Historic Preservation Districts Are Key to Great Cities | urbanity | Scoop.it
Historic neighborhoods provide benefits to everyone, not just homeowners.
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America's Fiercest Housing Debate Is in the Minnesota Suburbs

America's Fiercest Housing Debate Is in the Minnesota Suburbs | urbanity | Scoop.it
In Minnesota’s Twin Cities region, fair housing advocates are engaged in a fierce debate over just how much race matters.
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Gentrification X: how an academic argument became the people's protest

Gentrification X: how an academic argument became the people's protest | urbanity | Scoop.it
In the first of a special series on the impact of gentrification on cities around the world, Dan Hancox meets victims and beneficiaries of this highly emotive issue – and finds that the anger is real, and resistance is coming to a head
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How Universities Are Stepping Up Campus Walkability

How Universities Are Stepping Up Campus Walkability | urbanity | Scoop.it
A new initiative at the University of Kentucky takes a cue from nationwide community programs to get students moving.
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The Bridge Uniting Copenhagen and Malmo Is Now Dividing Them

The Bridge Uniting Copenhagen and Malmo Is Now Dividing Them | urbanity | Scoop.it
The Oresund, a favored passage between Sweden and Denmark for Europe’s refugees, has become a source of great tension.
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The Evolution of Urban Planning in 10 Diagrams

The Evolution of Urban Planning in 10 Diagrams | urbanity | 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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Old one but good one

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The world wants more 'porous' cities – so why don't we build them?

The world wants more 'porous' cities – so why don't we build them? | urbanity | Scoop.it
People of all classes, races and religions come and go in intense and complex Nehru Place. But while Delhi’s electronics market is every urbanist’s dream, it is not the sort of space most cities are building
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Who runs our cities? How governance structures around the world compare

Who runs our cities? How governance structures around the world compare | urbanity | Scoop.it
As the planet becomes more urbanised and cities become larger, more complex and fragile, questions about governance become ever more significant
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Cities in numbers: how patterns of urban growth change the world

Cities in numbers: how patterns of urban growth change the world | urbanity | Scoop.it
Beneath the crude statistic that the world is heading towards 70% urbanisation by 2050 lie regional differences in demographic, economic and environmental change. LSE Cities’ Urban Age programme takes a deeper look at the data
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