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Places Wire

Are you curious to learn more about cities? You'd do well to make a beeline for the Places Wire site, which offers a cornucopia of material on urban parks, public policy, architecture, planning, and other topics. In sum total, the site is a "curated feed of news and commentary on architecture, landscape and urbanism." The site has partnered with 20 different organizations to provide new content on...
Dawn of the Smart City? Perspectives From New York, Ahmedabad, Sao Paulo, and Beijing

Are we in the age of the smart city? Will everyday existence be transformed by big data and its broad scale application to a range of public services and other central issues? This thoughtful set of meditations was released in June 2014 by scholars at the Wilson Center's Urban Sustainability Laboratory. The cities profiled in this report are New York, Ahmedabad, Sao Paulo, and Beijing, and...
Brookings Institution: Metropolitan Areas

This special section from the Brookings Institution focuses its considerable intellectual vigor on the problems and promises of metropolitan areas around the world. Readers may scout by a number of filters, including Concentrated Poverty, Demographics, Economic Development, Exports, and others. Another great place to start is with the Recent Activity section, which may be scouted using the...
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