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There Are Changes Bigger Than Self-Driving Cars Coming
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Dublin Metro will extend into southside suburbs
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Mumbai’s far-reaching revival plan targets historic dockland area
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HC orders setting up of committee to probe Kamala Mills fire
Moneycontrol Latest News
The Bombay High Court today ordered setting up of a three-member committee, led by a retired high court judge, to probe into the Kamala Mills fire incident that claimed 14 lives in December last year. The order was passed by a division...
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Epidemiology, Urban Design
One Seattle neighborhood is fighting airplane noise
West Virginia Public BroadcastingEilis O'Neill
María Batayola says the planes flying over Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood are so loud they wake her up in the middle of the night. “I remember running to my son and saying, ‘Is there a war?’” she recalls. “’Cause it feels like...
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Climate Change, Sustainability
The Data-Driven City
Project Syndicate RSS-FeedAna Lucía Moya
One of the most significant innovations in urban planning is the embrace of "open data": user-generated information that can provide valuable insights into how people use cities. If shared and analyzed properly, these nuggets of digital detail can be a real-time blueprint...
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Auto Industry, Economic Policy
There Are Changes Bigger Than Self-Driving Cars Coming
Governing magazine: State and local government news for America's leaderWilliam Fulton
Online shopping and the automation of jobs are going to transform cities. Everybody in the business of cities these days is talking about autonomous vehicles and how they will change our urban future: less parking, more continuous traffic, no traffic signals, Uber...
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Green Transportation, Urban Design
Urban services hit hardest by strike at De Lijn
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The strike has hit services in urban areas the hardest. Below you will find a summery per province of the disruption you can expect. Antwerp Province The City of Antwerp is an especially badly hit with just 1 in 5 trams running....
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Urban Design
Dublin Metro will extend into southside suburbs
Video WallFiach Kelly, Martin Wall, Pat Leahy
Taoiseach outlines parts of the new development strategy for Ireland up to 2040 Metro North is to be announced as part of the Government's Ireland 2040 infrastructure plan. The rail line was also announced by governments in 2005 and 2015. Taoiseach Leo...
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Professional Services, Real Estate
Mumbai’s far-reaching revival plan targets historic dockland area
Japan Times latest articlesRina Chandran
MUMBAI – It was a trip few Mumbai residents had made before — to a smelly dock on murky waters in the city’s southern tip, to see colorful art installations inspired by the fishing community, the city’s original residents. The Sassoon Dock...
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Diplomacy, Sustainability
Controversy Over Israel Participation In WUF9 A Bid To Gain 'Political Mileage'
Malaysian Digest RSS FeedDetails Published
KUALA LUMPUR: KUALA LUMPUR: The Foreign Ministry has labeled the controversy over Israel’s participation in the recent World Urban Forum (WUF9) in Kuala Lumpur as an attempt by some irresponsible parties to gain political mileage. Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman, in...
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Science, Sustainability
5 ways to make Asian cities more inclusive -- by Fei Huang
Asian Development Bank BlogFei Huang
The World Bank estimates that 54.3% of global population now lives in cities, and this proportion will continue to rise. The process of urbanization, along with the springing up of skyscrapers, booming tertiary industries, and floods of migrant workers, brings both opportunities...
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Construction, Real Estate
plus energy rooftop by HOLODECK architects
ArchinectHolodeck
7 more images ↓ The two-storey loft conversion on Schüttauplatz takes references from the landscape and creates by projections (dormers) and recesses views from the indoor and outdoor use and protected high-quality open spaces. The transition between apartment house and construction is...
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