Rethinking the Smart City

Rethinking the Smart City

By Evgeny Morozov and Francesca Bria. Following the celebration of the “creative city” (as described by Richard Florida), the “smart ...
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Gathering Storms: Forecasting the Future of Cities

Gathering Storms: Forecasting the Future of Cities

The prognosis for our planet, now widely accepted, is shattering our vision of a bright future for our cities, characterised ...
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The New Localism: Jeremy Nowak on How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism | PennIUR

The New Localism: Jeremy Nowak on How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism | PennIUR

Bruce Katz, Centennial Scholar at the Brookings Institution, and Jeremy Nowak, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Drexel University’s Lindy Institute for ...
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Berkeley is Turning to the Blockchain for City Funding

Berkeley is Turning to the Blockchain for City Funding

In an effort to reduce their reliance on federal and state funding, the City of Berkeley is turning to a ...
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Intensified cooperation crucial to respond to water local crisis around the world

Intensified cooperation crucial to respond to water local crisis around the world

The 8th edition World Water Forum, the world largest event on water in the world, is taking place in Brasilia ...
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Government isn't working — so mayors say hire them - POLITICO

Government isn’t working — so mayors say hire them – POLITICO

Mayors across the country are counting on voters to act on their frustration with Washington and state capitals — by ...
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Nations are no longer driving globalization—cities are — Quartz

Nations are no longer driving globalization—cities are — Quartz

Urbanization has already declared itself the mega-trend of the 21st century, with half the world’s population now living in cities ...
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Cryptocurrency Can Shift the Balance of Power Between Cities, States and Nations

Cryptocurrency Can Shift the Balance of Power Between Cities, States and Nations

One of the most powerful tools of a modern nation is its central bank’s ability to create money “out of ...
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Cities Can Prepare for Trump by Establishing Digital Service Organizations and Mobilizing Civic Tech Communities

Cities Can Prepare for Trump by Establishing Digital Service Organizations and Mobilizing Civic Tech Communities

Within a few weeks of Trump’s victory, mayors of big “sanctuary cities” throughout America, including New York, Chicago and Los ...
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What is "Municipalism"?

What is “Municipalism”?

The definition of “municipalism” is still up for grabs. If you Google the word you’ll be given a snippet from Wikipedia about “libertarian ...
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