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10 Feb 2015

Graffiti For Cities?

Late last year, 5Pointz a graffiti hotspot in Queens, New York, was whitewashed, erasing years

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09 Feb 2015

See The World Cities Explode In Size

The new Atlas of Urban Expansion maps out the past so cities can prepare for

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09 Feb 2015

How Brooklyn Is Like Buenos Aires: Toward A Science Of Cities

Marc Barthelemy and Rémi Louf, researchers at L’Institut de Physique Théorique outside of Paris, are seeking quantitative

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09 Feb 2015

The Sidewalk Of The Future Is Not So Concrete

Cities are experimenting with different materials — from heated panels to flexible rubber — but

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09 Feb 2015

These Images Of World Cities From “Space” Are Not What They Seem

These high-quality images may look like photographs of world cities at night taken by astronauts

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09 Feb 2015

Quality Of Life Improves In Compact Cities

That urban design improves the quality of people’s lives is an old idea. A new

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07 Feb 2015

What The Collapse Of Ancient Capitals Can Teach Us About The Cities Of Today

Warnings from history: Angkor was a thriving metropolis of 750,000 before a series of mega-monsoons

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07 Feb 2015

Parking Innovations That Every City Should Adopt

No one knows more about parking than UCLA’s Donald Shoup, the so-called “prophet of parking”

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07 Feb 2015

The “Sensing” City Is the Future of Urbanism

The Smart City isn’t enough. How might real-time data awaken the humanity in our buildings

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07 Feb 2015

How Prepared Are We For Climate Change?

Whether you live in San Francisco or Mongolia, climate change is going to impact your

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07 Feb 2015

A Tale Of Tech Cities

From San Francisco to Seattle to New York, tech companies are increasingly choosing to base

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07 Feb 2015

Less Boring Cities With Playful Art

“I would like the viewer to reorient themselves and think about the space they inhabit

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07 Feb 2015

Cities [In Britain] Where Planning Went Right

Britain’s planning departments have lost nearly half of their budgets over the past four years,

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07 Feb 2015

Harnessing City Sounds For Better Urban Living

Counting cars, finding where shootings have occurred, and counting wildlife: all of this can be

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06 Feb 2015

Could Redesigned Subway Platforms Save Lives?

Last Sunday, in an apparently random attack, an unknown assailant pushed 61-year-old New Yorker Wai

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06 Feb 2015

PAPER CITY – An Urban Story

UN-Habitat has launched “Paper City”, a stop-motion video animation portraying today’s urban challenges using a

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06 Feb 2015

Smartphone: The Transport Innovation Of The Decade

In a previous New York City mayoral election, supermarket mogul John Catsimatidis bragged that he

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06 Feb 2015

Cities In Space?

After swingeing budget cuts at NASA, a loose agglomeration of private companies – including Elon

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05 Feb 2015

How Cities Can Learn From The Human Body’s Systems

Much like the human body with its skeletal, cardiovascular and nervous systems, cities have infrastructure

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05 Feb 2015

Design Lessons From These Superb BRT Stations

Ideas that help distinguish the service from a regular old bus. The United States has

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05 Feb 2015

London’s Near-2000 Year History Mapped

Researchers at UCL’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis collated vast datasets to map the capital’s

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