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Republicans and Democrats have connected failures to control spread of Ebola to the other guys’ actions. We’re requiring stressed-out bureaucracies to perform out-of-the-box with zero tolerance in arenas of mind-boggling complexity.
Yesterday   PlaceShakers
With national action tackling climate change remaining weak, regional and local municipalities are taking substantive actions to address the oncoming severe affects of climate change.
Sep 3, 2014   Brookings Institution
Writing for Motherboard, Derek Mead details what it took for a particularly ambitious SimCity player to build a city of 100 million people.
Sep 2, 2014   Motherboard
A new study published in the journal Nature maps out a plan for the development of roads around the world—where roads should be avoided due to their environmental costs, and where they can be built to maximize their potential benefit to humanity.
Aug 30, 2014   Science Daily
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Private, crowdsourced mobile phone applications addressing urban mobility collect troves of data on how cities flow. So how can municipalities tap into these databases to accurately understand the movement of their citizens? Exclusive
Aug 25, 2014  By Ma'ayan Dembo
A new report from the International Transportation Forum (ITF) shows America's shortcomings on street safety compared to its peer nations.
Aug 23, 2014   Streetsblog USA
Brian Wilt, a data scientist at Jawbone, the company behind many fitness trackers, aggregated sleeping patterns of people across the world to see how people's sleeping cycles compare.
Aug 22, 2014   Vox
In his latest essay on interpretation of the urban environment, Chuck Wolfe suggests that if we take away context clues cities become matrices -- with blank cells to complete -- where each of us personalizes how space meets time.
Aug 21, 2014   The Huffington Post
Rennie Jones of Architizer highlights nine women pioneering a variety of successful and poignant public interest design projects around the world.
Aug 21, 2014   Architizer
A short case study in Lean Urbanism, compliments of Victoria Beach, Manitoba.
Aug 19, 2014   PlaceShakers
You get what you pay for, goes the old saying, and a new study out of New Zealand makes the case that when it comes investing in bike infrastructure, it's best to invest in quality.
Aug 18, 2014   FastCompany Exist