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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://www.curbed.com/2019/1/23/18192963/nesterly-home-share-program-elderly-university-students
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Home-share programs match senior citizens with college students
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcbjWGj3jBk
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQW6j4Xhrfo
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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/01/rent-cap-legislation-in-force-berlin-germany
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Capital pioneers law prohibiting landlords from charging new tenants more than 10% above local average
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https://www.dwell.com/article/new-york-city-requires-green-roofs-on-new-buildings-ede4deb8
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The city's new green building legislation will result in the equivalent of taking more than one million cars off the road by 2030.
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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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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://www.seattlepi.com/coronavirus/article/zillow-predicts-suburban-boom-in-real-estate-covid-15281310.php
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With large tech companies like Amazon and Microsoft extending their work-from-home...
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https://www.stratfor.com/analysis/russias-relationship-china-grows-slowly
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Major deals between the countries are moving at a glacial pace, in part because of changing economic conditions.
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http://www.city-journal.org/html/if-you-build-it-14606.html
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Among Bernie Sanders’s many proposals during his presidential run was a plan for Washington to spend $1 trillion on public infrastructure. Read more here.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpjgHLN4YQI
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Sky-high housing prices. Rising inequality. Segregation. Gentrification. The back-to-the-city movement that has revitalized urban areas and driven growth als...
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http://urbanspatialanalysis.com/portfolio/predicting-gentrification-using-longitudinal-census-data/
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At the intersection of data science & public policy
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https://youtu.be/dcbjWGj3jBk
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Very high house prices aren’t an act of God or a fact of nature. They’re the result of all sorts of policy and design mistakes – which we should try to under...
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http://news.stanford.edu/2016/09/01/ai-might-affect-urban-life-2030/
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A panel of thinkers has looked ahead to 2030 to forecast how advances in AI might affect urban life.
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https://99percentinvisible.org/article/ghost-plants-reusing-huge-abandoned-sears-buildings-across-urban-america/
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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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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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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DPp2NcnTb0
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Wooden skyscrapers are an ambitious and innovative solution to the problems posed by urbanisation. Not only are they faster to build, they have smaller carbo...
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https://arstechnica.com/science/2016/07/how-archaeologists-found-the-lost-medieval-megacity-of-angkor/
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Recent technology reconstructs the urban grid of a city overtaken by jungle.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QOcR3_0cXM
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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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https://apnews.com/article/e47ebfaa1b184130984e2f3501bd125d
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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.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/08/12/baghdad-iraq-heat-climate-change/?arc404=true
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Door handles blistering to the touch. Leaves yellowed and brittle. And a yawning divide between AC haves and have-nots.