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11 of the Most Impressive and Innovative Rooftop Spaces

This week, we present a selection of 11 of the best images of rooftop spaces. These spaces, usually terraces conceived for the enjoyment of views and …

Bauhaus

Core Leadership Competencies: Which Do You Possess?

There are a number of competency models that are used to guide leadership development efforts in businesses, in nonprofit organizations, and in …

Team Building

Science Says These 10 Things Will Help You Raise Extremely Smart and Successful Kids

Here are some science-backed parenting strategies to help you raise highly successful kids.<p>What parent doesn't want their child to do well in school, stay out of trouble, and grow up to be a highly successful adult? But as I've found over the years raising my own daughter, that's far easier said …

Parenting

Striking Easily Assembled Cabins Will become Symbols for Shelter and Safety Along Remote Trekking Paths

Stockholm-based architecture firm Utopia Arkitekter has designed <i>Skýli,</i> they are bright blue cabins that are popping up in one of the world's most …

This is the new 'giant sucking sound' you hear. It's changing the economy and disrupting politics

<b>(CNN) —</b> To understand two of the most volatile currents in modern politics, the best place to start is with a fundamental shift in the geography of economic opportunity.<p>Reversing the pervasive urban decline of 20th century's final decades, opportunity is once again flowing into the urban cores of …

Demographics

How to stop being too nice and start getting what you want

<b>Are you a nice person? Good for you.</b><p>I bet that you’re universally adored, you get invited to every party, and you’re the person your friends trust to …

Medium – Read, write and share stories that matter

The Wastelands of Urban Renewal

Through large-scale demolition and clearance, American urban renewal waged a war on perceived waste—and created a new tide of it.<p><i>This post is part of a CityLab series on wastelands, and what we squander, discard, and fritter away.</i><p>“Urban renewal” is a phrase with loaded connotations in American …

The 5 Secrets of Today's Billionaires (And What They Have to Teach You About Producing More With Less)

Here is a simple list of the five most essential behaviors that the world's most successful entrepreneurs regularly engage in that helps them succeed on such a grand scale.<p>The world today is different in many ways, one key way is how the most successful business leaders have learned to break the …

Self-improvement

Emotional Intelligence Has 12 Elements. Which Do You Need to Work On?

Esther is a well-liked manager of a small team. Kind and respectful, she is sensitive to the needs of others. She is a problem solver; she tends to see setbacks as opportunities. She’s always engaged and is a source of calm to her colleagues. Her manager feels lucky to have such an easy direct …

Paris’s Classy New Public Urinals Use Your Pee To Grow Flowers

But do not take time to stop and smell the roses.<p>Nocturnal urinators don’t just leave the unpleasant stench of pee in our streets. They also damage public infrastructure and leave behind a mess that’s surprisingly costly and labor intensive to clean up. Cities are working hard to find a fix: …

San Francisco

In rural Georgia, tomorrow’s smart, sustainable, solar highway is being built today

The Ray, a 16-mile test run for the roadway of the future, is off to a great start<p>Memorial roadways offer respectful tributes to famous citizens and civic leaders. But on a 16-mile stretch of Interstate 85 in southwestern Georgia, renamed the Ray C. Anderson Memorial Highway, the asphalt isn’t just …

10 Bad work habits entrepreneurs must avoid at all costs

Share81<p>Tweet<p>Share119<p>+115<p>Shares 215<p>“Success does not lie in results, but in efforts; being the best is not so important, doing the best is all that …

Why You Should Start a Consulting Company

Short version? You can build the business you want.<p>Dear would-be entrepreneurs.<p>I've got something I need to explain to you. You don't need to go and found the next Google to call yourselves entrepreneurs. You don't need to be building Snapchat, Facebook or anything else. You don't need to be …

Small Business

To Help The Poorest Of The Poor, First You Have To Find Them

In the quest to help the poor, it's difficult to know whose needs are the greatest. Without clear data, it's tough to know who to help first.<p>The traditional way to look for the poorest of the poor is with household surveys. They are the primary source of data for policy decisions, but they have …

Housing inequality is a failure to govern, and the market is not the answer | John Falzon

We need to change the way we think about housing. Like access to education and health, having a home is a human right<p>Inequality is not an accident. Nor is it an economic inevitability. It is a political choice.<p>The failure to fight inequality is a failure to govern. Government should be the chief …

Glorious green office in Tokyo a showpiece for urban agriculture

The Pasona Group’s blooming headquarters doubles as a promotional tool for farming<p>Tokyo’s streetscape typically leans towards the modern and mechanized, crowded with bright signs, busy neon lights, and new office towers. But a few blocks from the city’s main train station, the nine-story office of …

Meet the entrepreneur solving pollution and homelessness at the same time

Waste not, want not might be an old-fashioned axiom confined to the lexicon of finger‑wagging grandparents, but a 34-year-old from Colombia has turned it into his life mission.<p>Bogota-based Oscar Méndez is, to borrow another saying, killing two birds with one stone.<p>His company, Concepticos …

Car-free Belgium: why can't Brussels match Ghent's pedestrianised vision?

In Belgium, cars are cherished possessions and driving is a staple of everyday life. But two of its major cities are making forcible efforts to cut down the traffic on their streets – with wildly different results<p>One morning in 1997, Frank Beke, the mayor of Ghent, woke up to find he’d been sent a …

The Best New Maps, According to Cartographers

The new Atlas of Design is a collection of beautiful, innovative, and unusual modern maps.<p>From charts of UFO sightings in the United States to surveys of bear population density in Finland to a 3-D visualization of where London’s airport employees live, a new collection of maps shows off the skill …

These Beautiful Maps Reveal the Secret Lives of Animals

New technology lets mapmakers follow baboons, vultures, and everything in between.<p>It wasn’t so long ago that tracking wild animals meant slogging through the forest with a clipboard and binoculars, hoping for a glimpse of an animal—or at least a pile of poo. But in recent years, technology has made …

Chicago entices cyclists with plan for floating, solar-powered bike path

Spearheaded by design firm Second Shore, the aim is to protect cyclists from cars and better connect the city<p>City cyclists, picture the scene: no more road-hogging drivers, no more day-dreaming pedestrians, no more puddle-splashing vehicles. Just a clean, clear ride straight downtown – and with …

World Economic Forum

What You Should Know About The App Design Process

And while this approach has become a truism in most of our industry, it’s far from obvious for anyone entering the field. A lot of articles have been …

What Jane Jacobs Got Wrong About Cities

The peerless urban theorist misunderstood the suburbs and failed to see how gentrification would make urban neighborhoods unaffordable to all but the …

How Jane Jacobs Fought to Save New York

A new documentary shows how the activist successfully battled planning supremo Robert Moses over his plans to put highways through Washington Square …

Top 19 geovisualization tools, APIs and libraries that will let you create beautiful web maps

Creating a good web map is not an easy task but over the years we’ve seen plenty of amazing geovisualization examples. Almost all of them have been …

Cities like you've never seen them before: A Japanese artist's giant 'Diorama Maps'

With GPS technology at our fingertips and Siri available to navigate our every turn, paper maps have been rendered obsolete.<p>But that is exactly what Japanese photographer Sohei Nishino has created with his series of collaged “Diorama Maps,” which went on view Friday at the San Francisco Museum of …

Denver Homeless Work Program Has Some Big Problems

Homelessness is one of the most obvious and painful byproducts of income inequality in the country. People are overwhelmed by a problem, whether personal demons or financial setbacks that meet unsubstantial resources.<p>Addressing homelessness seems like an idea almost everyone could get behind. The …

One Woman Photoshopped by 18 Countries: Beauty Standards Revealed

Last year, journalist Esther Honig published a viral series of images showing how photo retouchers in 27 countries around the world “enhanced” a …

Photo Manipulation