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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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https://arstechnica.com/science/2016/07/how-archaeologists-found-the-lost-medieval-megacity-of-angkor/
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Arstechnica
Recent technology reconstructs the urban grid of a city overtaken by jungle.
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https://soundcloud.com/invisiblecitypodcast/ep012
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Soundcloud
Stream Ep. 012: Love Thy City by Invisible City from desktop or your mobile device
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https://www.businessinsider.com/the-pad-hong-kong-architect-technology-building-ipad-dubai-iron-man-2018-5?r=US&amp%3BIR=T
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Business Insider
Hong Kong architect James Law designed a building full of technology he compares to Tony Stark's Iron Man suit of armor. The apartment building looks like an Apple iPod and the residency was originally named the iPad in Dubai.
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http://www.utne.com/politics/megacities-ze0z1209zwar.aspx#axzz3EOOpUzYU
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UTNE
Learn about the historical problems of megacities and how their presence today could negatively affect the future of our world.
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http://uneven-growth.moma.org/
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Moma
uneven-growth
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https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/aug/13/halfway-boiling-city-50c
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The Guardian
It is the temperature at which human cells start to cook, animals suffer and air conditioners overload power grids. Once an urban anomaly, 50C is fast becoming reality
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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/15/florida-climate-change-coastal-real-estate-rising-seas
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The Guardian
People tend to respond to immediate threats and financial consequences  and Floridas coastal real estate may be on the cusp of delivering that harsh wake-up call
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https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/03/bill-de-blasio-my-new-plan-to-climate-proof-lower-manhattan.html
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New York Magazine
I am joining a group of climate scientists and local officials to announce we’re filling one of the biggest gaps in our coastal defenses. We’re going to protect Lower Manhattan with berms, barriers, and new land built into the East River.
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https://climateatlas.ca/building-climate-resilient-city
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The Climate Atlas
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https://issuu.com/unhabitat/docs/soecit_eng_websmall
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UN-Habitat
The transitional European countries are now in different stages of their transition to prosperous, just and democratic societies. As we look at the challenges of the future, The State of European Cities in Transition 2013 offers insight and analysis ...
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http://youtu.be/P-lBlZ3hqKc
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TED
It often seems like federal-level politicians care more about creating gridlock than solving the world's problems. So who's actually getting bold things done...
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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.mckinsey.com/global-themes/urbanization/urban-world-cities-and-the-rise-of-the-consuming-class
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McKinsey and Company
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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/17/opinion/sunday/a-new-map-for-america.html?_r=1
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New York Times
The 50-state model is holding the country back. It needs a new system, built around urban corridors.
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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://www.ips-journal.eu/regions/global/article/show/antifragile-states-and-global-cities-3879/
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International Politics and Society
How globalisation has allowed small states to become major players and big cities to outgrow their nation-states
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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://youtu.be/o6XlcarjqAw
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Real Engineering
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https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/5/10/17337192/california-rooftop-solar-mandate
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Vox
Building more houses would be the best way to make California green.
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https://theconversation.com/urban-forests-can-store-almost-as-much-carbon-as-tropical-rainforests-98885
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The Conversation
It's hard to measure the value of a tree, but scientists equipped with lasers have come one step closer.