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https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2019/08/uber-lyft-traffic-congestion-ride-hailing-cities-drivers-vmt/595393/
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Bloomberg
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http://www.governing.com/topics/finance/gov-cities-traffic-parking-revenue-driverless-cars.html
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Governing
The technology could signal the beginning of the end of parking tickets and other revenue sources. Some cities' budgets could take a big hit.
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http://urbanspatialanalysis.com/portfolio/predicting-gentrification-using-longitudinal-census-data/
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Urban Spatial Analysis
At the intersection of data science & public policy
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https://techxplore.com/news/2019-07-homes-future-hyper-connected-pods-habitat.html
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Tech Xplore
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https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/07/where-have-all-the-children-gone/594133/
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The Atlantic
America’s urban rebirth is missing something key—actual births.
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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/10/global-heating-london-similar-climate-barcelona-2050
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The Guardian
Nearly 80% of cities to undergo dramatic and potentially disastrous changes, study finds
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https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-46891392
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BBC
What can UK cities learn from Finland, where the number of rough sleepers has fallen dramatically?
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https://www.asianscientist.com/2018/08/print/smart-cities-high-performance-computing/
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Asian Scientist
Supercomputers are helping urban planners run simulations, make predictions and build models, bringing the dream of a smart city closer to reality.
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http://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/gov-autonomous-vehicles-cities.html
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Governing
A new report suggests certain travel patterns make some cities ideal for the technology and urges officials to start planning for it.
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/10/28/the-future-of-innovation-belongs-to-the-mega-city
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Washington Post
New York and Los Angeles are poised to become the nation’s innovation leaders.
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http://www.fastcodesign.com/1669244/by-2050-70-of-the-worlds-population-will-be-urban-is-that-a-good-thing
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Fast Company
Cities have intense problems associated with them. But those same problems make them into engines of innovation.
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https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/8/18535627/uber-lyft-sf-traffic-congestion-increase-study
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The Verge
Uber and Lyft have long argued that ride-hailing apps have the potential to make cities better by ameliorating traffic and reducing personal car ownership. But there is a growing body of research that suggests the opposite is taking place. The latest study, published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, underscores how Uber and Lyft are worsening traffic in the city that gave birth to the ri
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http://singularityhub.com/2016/10/19/8-ways-ai-will-profoundly-change-city-life-by-2030/
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Singularity Hub
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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/10/business/economy/big-cities.html
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The New York Times
Population is a growing source of economic cleavage, as larger metropolitan areas adapt better to the disruptions arising from trade and technology.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/19/climate/seawalls-cities-cost-climate-change.html
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New York Times
As the dangers and costs of climate change rise, policymakers are facing painful choices about how to decide which communities to protect.
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https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/23/tunnel-visions-china-bets-big-subways-handle-massive-population-shift-cities/
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Hong Kong Financial Post
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https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/06/how-culture-shapes-economic-development/562328/
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CityLab
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https://arstechnica.co.uk/information-technology/2017/03/deepmind-national-grid-machine-learning/
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Arstechnica
AlphaGo merely en passant. Now DeepMind wants to cut power usage and global warming.
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http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2019/08/003.html
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University of Buffalo
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https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/06/china-new-silk-road-explainer/
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WE Forum
It's perhaps the biggest infrastructure project the world has ever see. It's also controversial. So why is China doing it?
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http://www.engadget.com/2015/12/18/6-self-contained-skyscraper-super-cities/
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Engadget
By Cat DiStasioToday's architects are imagining the cities of the future as building styles fall in and out of fashion and construction materials evolve. As urban centers get more crowded and polluted, a number of forward-thinking designers are responding with concepts for self-contained super cities that reach up instead of out -- sometimes up to 2.5 miles high. The resulting designs incorporate