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Your Weekly Recommendations Tuesday, April 25, 2017
 
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How high-school branches extended Union Bank's minority reach
American Banker • Kevin Wack
Traditional Twist: Concrete and Cantilevers Define this Modern Hutong in Beijing
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Cities: Skylines for Xbox One ultimate beginner's guide
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Third Eye: All for divine intervention
The Economic Times of India • E.T. Bureau
New sourcing rules to ensure metro cars are made in India
The Economic Times of India
Diesel harms Oregonians every day (Letter to the editor)
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NYC This Week: Pezo von Ellrichshausen, Dirty Furniture and Harlem's Future
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Rehabs Planned for Quincy, Cottage Grove Stations
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Why Philadelphia has thousands of murals
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Here's an intelligent watering system for urban gardeners
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How high-school branches extended Union Bank's minority reach
American BankerKevin Wack
A few miles Northeast of Downtown Los Angeles is Lincoln Heights, a working-class neighborhood that belies the city's glamorous image. About 70% of the residents are Latino, and the rest are mostly Asian-American. While there are a few early signs of gentrification...
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Architectural Design, Real Estate
Traditional Twist: Concrete and Cantilevers Define this Modern Hutong in Beijing
ArchitizerSydney Franklin
Traditional Chinese hutongs — narrow, gray brick alleyways lined with siheyuan courtyard houses — are seemingly a thing of the past. Modern development and the rapid rise in Beijing’s population over the last few decades has caused many of these long-established communities...
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Urban Design
Cities: Skylines for Xbox One ultimate beginner's guide
Windows CentralJez Corden
Cities: Skylines is now available for Xbox One, and it's amazing. But the road to success isn't always straightforward. In Cities: Skylines, your mission is to create the world's greatest virtual city, complete with infrastructure, utilities, industry, and commerce. Tantalus and Colossal...
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Urban Design
Third Eye: All for divine intervention
The Economic Times of IndiaE.T. Bureau
Supporters of three-time MLA Prasanta Phukan went on a temple-visiting spree on Monday after a buzz that Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal may expand his Council of Ministers. They were seeking divine intervention in Phukan’s favour. Currently, there are eight vacancies in...
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Economic Policy, Manufacturing
New sourcing rules to ensure metro cars are made in India
The Economic Times of India
NEW DELHI: Soon, the Metro would sport the Made-in-India tag. To help achieve the federal objective of making the South Asian nation a manufacturing hub, New Delhi has set local procurement norms for the entire value chain of the Metro commuter services...
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Environment, Urban Design
Diesel harms Oregonians every day (Letter to the editor)
OregonianLetters To The Editor
Ninety percent of Oregon's population lives in census tracts with diesel emissions that exceed our state benchmark. Ninety percent of Oregon's population is taking 24 thousand breaths of toxic air every day. During each inhalation, tiny particles can go deep into the...
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Architectural Design, Urban Design
NYC This Week: Pezo von Ellrichshausen, Dirty Furniture and Harlem's Future
ArchitizerArchitizer Editors
ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN–RELATED EVENTS HAPPENING IN NEW YORK CITY THIS WEEK (APRIL 24 TO APRIL 30), HANDPICKED BY THE EDITORS AT ARCHITIZER Airspace Solo Show at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery, images via Studio Robert Stadler. Exhibitions in NYC NEW OPENING: "Chihuly" at...
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Green Transportation, Urban Design
Rehabs Planned for Quincy, Cottage Grove Stations
StreetsblogJohn Greenfield
On Friday and this morning the city held events to announce planned improvements to two different historic stations: the Quincy stop in the Loop, and the Cottage Grove station in Woodlawn, which will be the nearest ‘L’ stop to the Obama library....
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Urban Design
Why Philadelphia has thousands of murals
VoxPhil Edwards
Philly is covered with murals. How — and why — has public art become such a prominent part of the city’s identity? If you visit Philadelphia, in addition to seeing the Liberty Bell, you’ll spot one of the thousands of murals in...
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SAP AG, Urban Design
Here's an intelligent watering system for urban gardeners
The Economic Times of IndiaNirupama V.
BENGALURU: Many Bengalureans have been witness to those glory days when they could endlessly water their gardens and still have water left to wash their porches and cars.Some still continue to spend huge volumes of water on their greenery at a time...
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