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Tag Archives: Cities

March 8, 2017
March 6, 2017
The Most Attractive Cities to Move to for Work
Harvard Business Review

Despite the current political headwinds blowing against globalization, companies continue to recruit talent from around the world and talented people continue to want overseas work experience. So where do these ex-pat workers want to live, and why do they want to live there?

Different Cities Have Similar Potential for Ride Sharing
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Urban ride-sharing is feasible in a wide variety of cities around the globe, say researchers, and indeed that the potential ‘shareability’ of autos in those places is more similar, from place to place, than previously expected.

February 26, 2017
British Artist Explores Cities With Painting
Creative Boom

Bold, colourful and naïve in nature – this is how British artist Rachel Tighe describes her work. “It represents how I see my surroundings in an expressive and fluid form.”

February 22, 2017
What Human Bones Reveal About Cities
The Guardian

Has the great urbanisation of our species over the last 5,000 years been good for humanity or bad? It’s a story that can be told by examining ancient skeletons – which reveal incredible dangers, but also point to a bright future.

February 20, 2017
February 16, 2017
Are Driverless Cars Good For Cities?

With experts predicting widespread autonomous vehicle adoption in the not-too-distant-future, many policymakers, designers, and ordinary citizens are left scratching their heads, uncertain of what to expect and how to prepare.

February 13, 2017
February 9, 2017
Why Rotterdam Is The Coolest Dutch City
Huffington Post

It may play second fiddle to Amsterdam, but Rotterdam—the Netherlands second-largest city—pulses with its own unique brand of creative energy.

February 7, 2017
Are Cities Too Small or Too Big?

To get the most collective benefits out of urban life, we might need more people to live in fewer (but bigger) cities.

Top Destination Choices of the Immigrants to the U.S.
Growth and Change (abstract)

Using the PUMS files of the 2000 U.S. Census and 2005–2007 merged ACS data, we study the metropolitan destination choices made by newly arrived immigrants from seven top source countries between 2000 and 2007.

February 6, 2017
Urban Lessons From Hong Kong to Tokyo
Urban Finland

Hong Kong and Tokyo may seem an odd couple at first, but there’s a key theme they share: they’ve been built over and over again. Hardcore redevelopment is part of their DNA.

February 2, 2017
January 29, 2017
Cities and Suburbs: In Name Only
The Corner Side Yard

In a region of the country where the split between city and suburb might be at its starkest, there are still plenty of exceptions.

January 26, 2017
Understanding the Inner Workings of China’s iPhone City

The New York Times has published an in-depth article entitled ‘How China Built iPhone City With Billions in Perks for Apple’s Partners’, revealing a treasure chest of public benefits for the world’s biggest iPhone factory in Zhengzhou, China.

January 10, 2017
NACTO Releases City Data Sharing Principles

The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), an association of 49 cities in the United States, today released a framework for data sharing by private mobility providers, which account for a large and growing share of trips taken within U.S. cities.

Are Global Crises Making Our Cities Better?

What are the major changes we have seen over the course of these difficult years? Let’s use the global melting pot and urban laboratory that is London to illustrate 10 trends that are apparent in public spaces both there and globally.

January 4, 2017
The Grim, Awful Vision of the City of the Future
History News Network

It’s a scholarly cliché that Americans have a visceral dislike of cities. We relish the destruction of New York and Los Angeles in older films like When Worlds Collide and newer versions like Independence Day. But how else has science fiction depicted the city?

January 2, 2017
The Fall, Rise, Fall and Rise of Stamford, Connecticut

The world’s largest trading floor is just up the street from the train station in Stamford, Connecticut. It was built in the mid-1990s for Swiss Bank Corp., and now covers 103,000 square feet. It’s also empty.

December 21, 2016
Cities Stand Strong on Climate in 2016

As we close out 2016 and prepare for the challenges of an incoming administration, many are worried that progress in combating climate change and working toward a society where all can prosper could stall. But there are reasons to remain hopeful.

December 19, 2016
The Right Way to Build Infrastructure
Harvard Business Review

Following the election of Donald Trump, spending on American infrastructure appears to be one area where Democrats and Republicans can agree—at least in principle.


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