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What Happened After the Last HQ2 Competition - Urbanophile
When I traveled to Oklahoma City for the first time a few years ago I was shocked to discover that in the civic narrative of the city’s transformation – it’s origin story if you will – the triggering event for change was losing a competition for a United Airlines maintenance facility in 1991 to Indianapolis.
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20 hours ago by areadevelopment
Michigan Central Station project in Corktown to cost Ford $740M - Detroit Free Press
Ford will spend nearly $740 million to renovate the Michigan Central Station and other sites the automaker purchased in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood, the company said Tuesday night.
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yesterday by areadevelopment
New York's Vision Zero success provides road map for others taking aim at pedestrian deaths | CBC News
New York credits its "Vision Zero" program for a 44 per cent drop in pedestrian deaths since 2014, with overall traffic fatalities down by 27 per cent. The first half of 2018 has seen the fewest traffic-related fatalities in any six-month period ever measured in America's most populated city, officials say.
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7 days ago by ramitsethi
This modern Seattle building doesn’t have AC — on purpose | KUOW News and Information
When you open up the windows on both sides, the courtyard becomes what’s called a thermal chimney. It sucks up air and pushes it into the sky. That draws a breeze across the office. It all happens naturally, without power.
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11 days ago by ramitsethi
As Google Maps Renames Neighborhoods, Residents Fume - The New York Times
For decades, the district south of downtown and alongside San Francisco Bay here was known as either Rincon Hill, South Beach or South of Market. This spring, it was suddenly rebranded on Google Maps to a name few had heard: the East Cut
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12 days ago by areadevelopment
What if Amazon just opened a lot of smaller headquarters? - Fast Company
Amazon’s planned 50,000-person second headquarters will bring an entire spectrum of costly unintended (and predictable) consequences. There are other options.
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13 days ago by areadevelopment
Even Alphabet is having trouble reinventing smart cities - MIT Technology Review
An ambitious smart-city project spearheaded by Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs has run into local resistance, causing delays.
Around-the-web  this-week-433  smart-cities  Google  urban-planning  toronto  canada 
14 days ago by areadevelopment
Chaz Hutton on Twitter: "So here's my favourite little quirky thing in New York, which to me is a perfect embodiment of New York's attitude, and a direct result of New York's street grid, arguably two of the city's most famous aspects…… https://t.co/A
So here's my favourite little quirky thing in New York, which to me is a perfect embodiment of New York's attitude, and a direct result of New York's street grid, arguably two of the city's most famous aspects…
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24 days ago by ramitsethi

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