For centuries, cities have competed with their rivals to attract and retain humanity’s best, brightest and strongest. The battles fought between Athens and Sparta during the Golden Age of Greece more than 2,000 years ago provide a good example as did the competition between Florence and Sienna to be at the epicenter of the Italian Renaissance. 1,470 more words
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Government Technology: Little Vermont Uses Big Data to Predict Bridge Repairs and Traffic Jams. “Vermont may be a land of bucolic country roads. It is also a land of big data. 29 more words
The creative city is a contestable model for urban redevelopment because of its repercussions on displaced members of community, on artists, non-profit organizations, as well as on nearby neighbourhoods of lesser affluence. 2,692 more words
A nod to Uptown’s complicated reputation: Graffiti tags calling for “Peace”, “Love”, and “Respect”.
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Hi there! My name’s Justine and I’ve been a card-carrying Uptown Chicago resident for the last six years (Just kidding, they don’t really hand out cards. 1,279 more words
The world of knowledge about cities that Jonathan F. P. Rose will bring to the outcome-driven Urbanism New Zealand conference next week – when he speaks about developing communities of opportunity by video-link on Tuesday morning – has been deeply explored and distilled in his 2016 book… 1,585 more words