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Zaha Hadid: her life and legacy

From www.youtube.com

Zaha Hadid, who died on 31 March 2016, was a world-famous architect. In life, she was respected or reviled, but seldom ignored. Born in Baghdad in 1950, a
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Placemaking for Peacemaking

From www.pps.org

How can we use placemaking as a strategy to promote peacemaking in vulnerable cities, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa region?

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The Next 5 Years in Open Data: 3 Key Trends to Watch (Industry Perspective)

From www.digitalcommunities.com

Open data is now table stakes, and any government that is not participating is behind its peers.
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City Data Matters: Lessons For India, Canada And The World

From www.huffingtonpost.ca

India is undoubtedly on the rise - and India's cities are starting to feel the strain. Challenges of poverty, infrastructure deficits, air quality, education and safety of women are key amongst the rising agenda for action in Indian cities.
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Parks as natural places for engagement across difference - Spacing National

From spacing.ca

Ahead of Park People’s first national city parks conference in Calgary this coming March 2017, Park People’s Jake Tobin Garrett caught up with keynote speaker Jay Pitter,  an author, placemaker, senior stakeholder engagement professional, and frequent Spacing contributor. Her work focuses on increasing the capacity, resources, and relationships required for co-creating more inclusive, safe, and …
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Deloitte Review, Special section: Smart cities and the future of mobility

From www.urenio.org

Will anyone still drive cars in years to come, or will the cars do all the driving themselves? How could technology transform our urban environments? And w
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Getting smart about affordable housing: trending concepts worth a look 

From smartcitiescouncil.com

As affordable housing pressures escalate and inventory increases, we're seeing a wide range of smart and creative approaches to housing low-income residents emerge -- from net zero units to wellness-focused complexes to places for artists to live and work. Are any of them an answer for your city?
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How Civic Interests Are Helping Shape Government Innovation

From www.govtech.com

The place where government interests intersect with community-minded activists who are ready to donate their time and talents — best known as civic tech — is the public sector’s fastest-moving innovation inlet.
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Bowling Alone and Living with Others – abhi nemani – Medium

From medium.com

At the turn of the century, bowling league membership was down, way down, and this, to Harvard professor Robert Putnam was quite a problem. See, with the loss of bowling leagues go the friendly…
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Engaging with citizens online: civic apps must offer dynamic interactions in order to be truly effective

From blogs.lse.ac.uk

In this era of fake news and misinformation, it is good to be reminded of how the internet is being used to improve the ways in which the ideals of democracy are translated into action. One such ex…
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Urban Innovation Predictions For 2017

From www.huffingtonpost.co.uk

What does this year hold for the urban innovation agenda in the UK? Like many others, I completely failed to predict the Brexit vote or the Trum
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White: Time to rethink community engagement

From calgaryherald.com

Highland Park community association president has advice for bettering community engagement process to enhance redevelopment projects.
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Forecasting the Future of Cities Under President Trump

From citiesspeak.org

Campaign rhetoric can give us insight into a politician’s perspective, even after they take office. The 2016 presidential campaign rhetoric was laced with mischaracterizations of cities, even as we have come to understand the importance of cities and metro regions as the nation’s key economic drivers in the 21st Century. Yet, campaign rhetoric and the…
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Smart Investments Create Smart Cities

From www.digitalistmag.com

IoT, machine learning, and advanced analytics are creating smart cities that blur the boundaries between citizens, government, and private industry.
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2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report

From www.urenio.org

The Black & Veatch 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report measures the progress made by communities and utilities on the path towar
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How Designers And Developers Can Work With A President Who Doesn’t Trust Technology

From www.fastcodesign.com

The government's digital footprint is still in its infancy. Huge product VP Dan Hou considers how to help it grow upwith or without Trump's help.
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How universities are helping fill the smart cities talent gap 

From www.eduwire.com

As cities become smarter, there will be a greater need for skilled employees to fill the tech jobs that will keep the city running smoothly. There are universities and colleges offering training, through new classes, certifications and degree programs, to help cities fill the talent gap. Read More
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Governments look to change ways public gets information

From www.washingtontimes.com

Last year Yakima County responded to 2,453 requests for public documents. Many of those had multiple parts, each requiring research of thousands of documents.
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