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Three Benefits Of Mobilising Bikeshare Data And Journey Planners

From www.huffingtonpost.co.uk

It is now ten years since the launch of the world's first large scale bike-sharing scheme, Velib in Paris. Since then, a thousand other schemes have been launched - bikeshare systems are no
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Farm to Doorstep: Why 'Agrihoods' Are the Next Big Trend in Real Estate- Livability

From livability.com

Forget neighborhoods; the next generation of homebuyers want to live in agrihoods. Here's the scoop.
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Sit back, relax, and enjoy a ride through the history of self-driving cars

From www.digitaltrends.com

From a 1920s stunt in downtown New York to Google's Waymo, here are the events you should know about from the history of self-driving cars.
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5 new tech books for urbanists

From citiscope.org

As it comes to urbanization and technology, to paraphrase the late rock-and-roller, the future is wide open. As the authors of the following five books — which stretch well beyond the confines of Silicon Valley — demonstrate, it is becoming increasingly difficult to think about new technologies and not consider urban spaces, and just as hard to think about new cities without weighing the great technology-delivered uncertainties to come.

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Who Wins When a City Gets Smart?

From www.citylab.com

Last year, Columbus, Ohio, won a $50 million grant for high-tech transportation innovation, with a promise to help its most vulnerable families. Now some worry their needs are fading into the background.
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Others Must Learn the Lessons Superstorm Sandy Taught New York

From citylimits.org

'Five years in, New York still has work to do before the region can claim to be truly resilient or able to withstand a major hurricane or weather event. But we have learned so much about resilient design, and other cities can in turn learn from us.'
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Technology Is Key to Local Citizen Engagement

From www.govtech.com

The mayors of Austin, Texas, Louisville, Ky., and Raleigh, N.C., hope their successful resident engagement projects will serve as guides for other major cities across the country.
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MacArthur Genius’s Mission: Enliven the Planning Process

From www.planetizen.com

Damon Rich wants constituents and professionals alike to get excited about the bureaucratic slog.
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Real Estate Developers Become the Entertainers

From www.citylab.com

As cities fall in love with mixed-use developments that function as public spaces, the builders are taking on a bigger role as curators of cultural events.
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Why Neighborhood Nicknames Matter

From www.governing.com

They can have a big impact on economic fortunes and social cohesion, which explains the controversy that often surrounds them.
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Should we close our worlds? Or open them out?

From www.opendemocracy.net

Cities need an overarching, positive narrative that binds all people to where they live, and where day to day behaviour and activities connect well with civic life. Interview. 
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What Every City Needs to Know About 'Night Mayors'

From www.citylab.com

New York is the first major American city to create an official body to oversee nightlife. Here’s what it can learn from the European cities that have tried it so far.
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NCDD Community News » Benefits and Challenges of Digitizing Deliberative Democracy

From ncdd.org

The smartphones in our pockets can seemingly accomplish anything—even things you didn’t know you needed (like downloading virtual bubble wrap). While various apps and our social media feeds may threaten our productivity and full night’s sleep, they also connect us to people, organizations, and information at our fingertips. However, there’s one key area that hasn’t quite reached its full digital potential: democracy.
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Block capital: How blockchain could change planning

From www.theplanner.co.uk

Devised for the digital currency Bitcoin, Blockchain Technology has created the backbone of a new type of internet and its potential to publicly record everything of value holds opportunities for the planning community.
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7 Years of Civic Tech in the Triangle – Jason Hibbets

From medium.com

The civic tech and open government scene in the Triangle is alive and vibrant. The intersection of citizens, elected officials, and civil servants collaborating on solutions to solve community…
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Citizens lobbying: the rise of DIY politics

From parisinnovationreview.com

At a time when our political future is uncertain, the only way to guarantee change is to do it yourself.
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Designing useful civic tech research at scale: why methods matter

From methodicalsnark.org

The Hewlett Foundation has asked for help in crowdsourcing research design for citizen reporting on public services. This is great; it’s a fantastic way to design useful research, and shows that Hewlett is maintaining the strong commitment to evidence and rigorous question asking that is so important to this field. The post has already generated…
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Behind Australia’s First Code for Smart Communities

From sourceable.net

Australia's long-awaited push toward smart communities is set to get a boost thanks to a new code currently being drawn up.
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A Framework for Local Action on Climate Change

From www.americanprogress.org

As economic disparities and climate change risks rise, mayors must develop solutions that build resilient communities, create new economic opportunities, and support racial justice.
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