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Mile high superscrappers, nature-inspired architecture, smart urbanization—this page covers the trends and news that will guide the future of cities.

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http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2016/04/nature-urban-national-parks/
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National Geographic
Reclaimed wastelands, centuries-old green spaces, and creative waterways offer quick escapes.
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http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2016/03/28/bye-bye-traffic-lights/8HSV9DZa4qPC1tH4zQ4pTO/story.html
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Boston Globe
According to a team at MIT, in the age of self-driving cars, traffic lights will be unnecessary.
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https://www.businessinsider.in/the-un-just-unveiled-a-design-for-a-new-floating-city-that-can-withstand-category-5-hurricanes/articleshow/68713984.cms
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Business Insider
The United Nations just unveiled a concept for a floating city that can hold around 10,000 residents. The city is built to withstand natural disasters like
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https://www2.deloitte.com/insights/us/en/focus/future-of-mobility/future-of-parking-new-mobility-ecosystem.html
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Deloitte
The future of mobility promises innovations that may ease the ordeal of parking. And for providers, there’s room enough in the parking space to thrive.
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https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/07/11/housing-crisis-single-family-homes-policy-227265
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Politico
Desperate to build more housing, the city just rewrote its decades-old zoning rules.
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https://medium.com/sidewalk-talk/street-life-after-retail-5-scenarios-that-imagine-the-future-c7135f99dc15
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Medium
This post was co-written with Planning and Development Director Johanna Greenbaum and Director of Design Jesse Shapins. Early last week, Apple’s senior vice president of retail, Angela Ahrendts…
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxyDP_dS3EU
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The National
Young Canadians are being priced out of the rental market. It's a major problem for those potential renters, but also for the cities they want to call homeCl...
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http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/j.1662-6370.2003.tb00407.x/pdf
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Wiley Online Library
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https://www.govtech.com/analytics/Making-Cities-More-Walkable-with-Better-Data-and-Technology.html
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Govtech
A city’s walkability contributes to improved health outcomes for residents, lower crime rates and increased civic engagement. Governments can use data and artificial intelligence to improve their streets for pedestrians.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQW6j4Xhrfo
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The B1M
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https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-07-05/retail-apocalypse-can-lead-to-suburban-renaissance
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Bloomberg
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http://99percentinvisible.org/article/new-uses-old-digs-excavating-adapting-underground-architecture/
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99 Percent Invisible
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https://apnews.com/article/e47ebfaa1b184130984e2f3501bd125d
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AP News
BOSTON (AP) — One promise of ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft was fewer cars clogging city streets. But studies suggest the opposite: that ride-hailing companies are pulling riders off...
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https://www.technologyreview.com/2017/05/10/151777/a-single-autonomous-car-has-a-huge-impact-on-alleviating-traffic/
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MIT Technology Review
It’s sometimes argued that the long-term benefits of self-driving cars, such as safer roads, may not be felt with much impact until robotic vehicles account for the majority of traffic on the road. Until that happens, those unpredictable lumps of meat we call humans will continue to exert their own effects on traffic—continuing to cause…
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http://thenextweb.com/insider/2015/10/31/how-big-data-and-the-sims-are-helping-us-to-build-the-cities-of-the-future
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The Next Web
By 2050, the United Nations predicts that around 66 percent of the world’s population will be living in urban areas. It is expected that the greatest expansion will take place in developing regions such as Africa and Asia. Cities in these parts will be challenged to meet the needs of their residents, and provide sufficient […]
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http://www.quantumrun.com/macro-prediction/day-your-self-driving-car-future-transportation-p1
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Quantumrun
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https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/how-3000-streetlights-turned-san-diego-into-americas-smartest-city/
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Digital Trends
You’ll find plenty of surf, sunshine, and fish tacos in San Diego, but the city is increasingly being recognized as the smartest city in America. It all started with lights.
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https://aeon.co/opinions/could-humans-live-in-buildings-that-changed-themselves
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Aeon
Nanobots would create a programmable architecture that changes shape, function and style at command or even independently.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QOcR3_0cXM
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BigSpeak Speakers Bureau
https://www.bigspeak.com/speakers/parag-khanna/ Parag Khanna is a leading global strategist, world traveler, and best-selling author. He is a CNN Global Cont...
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http://velo-urbanism.com/4%20Urbanism%20and%20Governments/Financing%20the%20City/Urbanism%20and%20Governments-Comments%20on%20Financing-MetroVancouver.html
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Velo Urbanism
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https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/jan/08/how-an-emerging-african-megacity-cut-commutes-by-two-hours-a-day-dar-es-salaam
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The Guardian
The next 15 megacities #2: Could Dar es Salaam’s experiment with Africa’s first ‘gold standard’ bus rapid transit system offer an alternative to a future dependent on private cars?