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The Top 10 Mega-Cities by 2030 | Smart Cities Dive

One of the reasons I'm so fascinated by cities is that it's becoming increasingly more important to get them right. From about 1831 to 1925, London …

Can a Global City be Good to Locals? | Smart Cities Dive

<i>Gardens, Cape Town Source: Shinji Akhirah https://flic.kr/p/fpzSLe</i><p><i>Creating better lives for citizens should be on the agenda of every Mayor, but</i> …

The AirBnB Phenomenon: What's the Impact on Cities? | Smart Cities Dive

<b>by Pierre Herman</b><p>Never has something as innocent as renting out a room in one's home to tourists become so controversial. While some say it's helping …

Re-Imagining Accra's "Public Spaces" | Smart Cities Dive

<i>What if we let go of the limiting idea of our public spaces as "city parks" and began exploring the entire range of social spaces that already exist</i> …

What Does a Sociological Approach to Safe Cities Reveal?: Findings from a National Workshop in India | Smart Cities Dive

<i>In order to make cities safer and public spaces more inviting for all, EMBARQ India studied how women perceive – and how they are perceived in –</i> …

The Coming Urban Apocalypse

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

The Politics of Public Space

Lecture by <b>Michael Kimmelman</b> of the <i>New York Times</i><p>Introduction by Mohsen Mostafavi, dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Alexander and …

Who Really Owns Public Spaces?

A new exhibit at the AIA New York Center for Architecture examines the changing function of parks and other open urban centers.<p>There's a bit of a house-of-mirrors quality at Open to the Public: Civic Space Now, at the AIA New York Center for Architecture in New York City's Greenwich Village through …

Where Do the Smartest People Move?

A new report finds that higher intelligence is linked with rural-to-city migration, and with city-to-suburb movement.<p>There are obvious economic reasons why people move some places and not others: Maybe they want a higher-paying job, or maybe a lower rent or mortgage. There might be personality …

This Exercise App Tracks Trends on How We Move In Different Cities

The developers of Human have complied user data into stunning visualizations that show how and where we get around.<p>An app designed to encourage exercise can also tell us a lot about the way different cities get from point A to B.<p>The app, called Human, runs in the background of your iPhone, …

Become Instantly Addicted to This Google Maps Geography Trivia Game

"Smarty Pins” uses miles as a scoring system—run out and you’re done.<p>We’ve played quite a few great Google Maps-based games in the last year. And now, Google itself has unveiled Smarty Pins, a new geography trivia game that’s just as addictive as the rest.<p>In Smarty Pins, you start with a total of …

The Rise of Resilience: Linking Resilience and Sustainability in City Planning | Smart Cities Dive

<b>The rise of resilience</b><p>Resilience as a planning and managing priority for cities is on a meteoric rise with NGOs, governments, planners, managers, …

What Transit Will Actually Look Like in the New Suburbia

Or, why we should fall in love with ride-share, buses, and walking.<p>As the Manhattanization of America rolls on — the urbanization of not just our cities but our suburbs — many of these efforts are taking place in the depths of car-dependent suburbia. So while developers tout walkability, sense of …

Design Your Own Fantasy Bus System for Real-World Cities

And get an estimate of how much each line would cost to run.<p>Remember Mini Metro, the addicting game that lets you design your own subway system? Well, now we have TransitMix, a new tool that lets you mock up your own bus lines. And whereas MinI Metro takes place in a hypothetical world, TransitMix …

An Awkward Public-Private Partnership That's Actually Working

When Michigan business leaders came up with a plan to save their struggling state, it was outside everyone's comfort zone. But the result may transform higher education.<p>Michigan was in bad shape. That much was clear. From 2000 to 2010, the state accounted for half of the 2 million jobs that were …

The Rise of Open Streets

STREETFILMS

Streetfilms.org produces short films showing how smart transportation design and policy can result in better places to live, work and play. Founded …

STREETFACTS #4: Children Have Lost the Freedom to Roam

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Here's how to make an intersection safer with a roll of duct tape (video)

Sometimes it doesn't take much to turn a dangerous intersection that is hostile to pedestrians and cyclists into a much safer place that is inviting …

10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

We have just entered the Urban Age, when the majority of the world's population lives in cities. Most of us may live in the metropolis, but these …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

Testing grounds

The city of Eindhoven introduces the concept of ‘testing grounds’ as a means to open the city to anyone who can add to the development of the city …

PAY & SIT: the private bench (HD)

Finally, Clear Performance Data for Comparing the World's Cities

A new international standard known as “ISO 37120” lays out 46 measures that cities on any continent can measure their performance by.<p>The phrase “ISO standard” is something you might find on the base of a light bulb, under your computer keyboard or in the owner’s manual for your refrigerator. It …

The demographics shaping Australia's housing future

My usual property outlook presentation these days covers two main themes – cycle and structure.<p>The interplay between these two elements makes up the …

A New Urban Image: What Instagram Can Tell About a City | Smart Cities Dive

by <b>Shaakira Chohan</b><p>Spatial transformations of a city need not only be physical. Sometimes they happen silently, visually, technologically or creatively.<p>…

How to Start a Business With a Friend — and Actually Remain Friends

<i>This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture</i> …

How Melbourne's New Urban Growth Boundary will Shape the City | Smart Cities Dive

The Melbourne Minister for Planning, Matthew Guy, recently approved five new towers to be situated in the Southbank area of Melbourne's central …

LUSH 2.0: Extending the greenery journey skywards

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) announced new urban greenery initiatives and enhancements to the LUSH (Landscaping for Urban Spaces and …