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The best quotes from 2015 celebrity commencement speeches

Graduating college is an exciting achievement, but the four-hour ceremonies can be a bit of a buzzkill—that is, unless a famous person is on hand to …

Futuristic Smart City Models of Paris

Inhabitat favorite <b>Vincent Callebaut</b> just unveiled plans to transform Paris into a <b>futuristic “smart” city</b> that looks more like a macrostudy of a …

Architecture

Building the Smart City With the Internet of Things

Forbes contributor Bernard Marr recently wrote, “‘Smart city’ is a term we are going to be hearing a lot more of in the coming years. It’s thought …

Everything You Wanted to Know About Tactical Urbanism | Smart Cities Dive

Tactical Urbanism / Island Press<p>Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Action for Long-term Change, a new book by urban planners Mike Lydon and Anthony Garcia …

10 Cuban Photographers You Should Know

More than 100 years ago, a broad slab of concrete was placed along the seashore in Cuba, stretching five miles from Old Havana to the city’s business district. The Malecón was intended as a barrier -- it would protect Havana from high winds and high tides -- but instead became a bustling cultural …

Cuba

Why It Pays to Be a Jerk

New research confirms what they say about nice guys.<p>Smile at the customer. Bake cookies for your colleagues. Sing your subordinates’ praises. Share credit. Listen. Empathize. Don’t drive the last dollar out of a deal. Leave the last doughnut for someone else.<p>Sneer at the customer. Keep your …

UC Berkeley