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India is building a city from scratch to attract foreign investors | World Economic Forum
#India is building a city from scratch to attract foreign investors https://t.co/Auiz294t6e #cities #urbanisation pic.twitter.com/EYJuSCxMeo

— World Economic Forum (@wef) January 3, 2019
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7 weeks ago by ediventurin
UK health body calls for Copenhagen-style bike-friendly streets | Society | The Guardian
NICE - National Institute for Health and Care Excellence says cyclists and pedestrians should get priority [...] Physical inactivity is responsible for one in six UK deaths, which is as many as caused by smoking. It is estimated to cost the UK £7.4bn annually, which includes £0.9bn in NHS costs.
UK  public  health  prevention  sedentary  lifestyle  air  pollution  noise  urbanisation  urban  planning 
7 weeks ago by asterisk2a
New book 'The City as Power' explores sway of urban landscape over national identity | EurekAlert! Science News
A new book co-edited by a University of Kansas geographer explores cities' power to build, uphold and challenge national identity, state power and a sense of belonging.
october 2018 by fbaymzter
Why New York Has So Many Empty Storefronts - The Atlantic
As cities become more expensive to live in they become ghost towns, lacking diversity only to cater to giant storefronts who are the only ones willing to pay the exorbitant rent fees. While some macroeconomists believed things would balance out, by property owners lowering rents, the opposite has happened; as the median home value rises, both middle-class families and emerging companies looking for a foothold in the city face the same obstacles, rising returns to incumbent businesses and legacy ...
NYC  urbanisation 
october 2018 by hthief
The right to the city Agenda places human rights at the front for the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda implementation
The Right to the City Global Platform brings a dedicated programme within and outside of the United Nations building during the High-Level Political Forum. This programme focuses on drawing attention to the local and global struggles of communities around the world that work every day to defend the right to the city, facilitating the participation of organizations and groups whose voices are often silenced or not heard.
Cities  citizenship  rights  humanrights  human_rights  SDG  urban  urbanisation  urbanplanning  habitat 
july 2018 by weitzenegger
EarthTime enables users to interact with visualizations of the Earth's transformation over time. Combining huge data sets with images captured by NASA satellites between 1984 and 2016, EarthTime brings to life patterns of natural change and human impact.
urbanisation  tbd 
june 2018 by fbaymzter
Global Patterns of City Size Distributions and Their Fundamental Drivers
City size distributions have been assumed to universally follow a power function, Zipf's law. Here we show that national, regional and continental city size distributions, whether based on census data or inferred from cluster areas of remotely-sensed nighttime lights, are in fact lognormally distributed through the majority of cities and only approach power functions for the largest cities in the distribution tails.
urbanisation  modelling 
june 2018 by fbaymzter
UK state should pay for housing, food, transport and internet, says report | Business | The Guardian
UK state should pay for housing, food, transport and internet, says report
‘Universal basic services’ costing about £42bn could be funded through higher taxes, say Jonathan Portes and academics //&! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43078920 - Report proposes £10,000 for everyone under 55 - Most state benefits would be cut under the scheme. The RSA said the dividends would help steer people through the challenges of the 2020s. [...] "Without a real change in our thinking, neither tweaks to the welfare state nor getting people into work alone, when the link between hard work and fair pay has broken, will help working people meet the challenges ahead." [[...] space for skill acquisition, what UK system currently rules out completely ]]!!
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february 2018 by asterisk2a
Ambiguous ‘urban area’ criteria of state governments is responsible for underestimation of in India,…
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december 2017 by schee

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