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Charles Arthur Since the world woke up to the fact that the majority of the world’s population already lives in cities, it has been proclaimed that all cities should be built as eco-cities in order to improve the well-being and health of the whole world. In the past, cities have been planned, if at all, for all kinds of reasons: for military use, as marketplaces, for the glory of the rulers, or for the well-being of citizens. read more
25 Nov 2015
Kristen Jeffers Just in time for the United States Thanksgiving celebration this week, I want to positively but honestly, give thanks to cities for what they do well and right. So why am I thankful for cities?read more
25 Nov 2015
Shareable To get such remarkable civic engagement, the participatory budgeting program, which was allotted 100,000€, used a gamification strategy with a leader board that displayed which proposals were receiving the most votes. It also gave people both online and offline methods of voting, with either paper ballots or through a website.read more
24 Nov 2015
Charles Arthur Interview with Roma Agrawal, a structural engineer at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world’s leading engineering professional services consulting firms.read more
24 Nov 2015
ProjectPublicSpaces ridges play multiple roles in the built environment. As functional infrastructure, they facilitate transport for hundreds of thousands of people per day. They can be architectural marvels, cultural icons, and tourist attractions. While they are physical connectors, making movement possible between different geographical areas, they can also serve as social connectors, facilitating commerce and interaction between people. read more
20 Nov 2015
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