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Global cities of the future: An interactive map | McKinsey & Company

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:01 -- rprice

interactive global map below, which contains city-specific highlights from the McKinsey Global Institute’s database of more than 2,600 metropolitan areas around the world. You’ll see why growth strategies focused at the country level may fall short in the future: with new hot spots emerging and household wealth surging in little-known urban centers, companies may have to adopt a much finer-grained approach to tap into the growth that lies ahead.

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The Next Century of Sustainable Communities Will Be Organized Around Transportation - John L. Renne - The Atlantic Cities

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 16:18 -- rprice

The Great Recession has fundamentally changed the trajectory of both real estate and transportation in the United States. For the past century, our nation's economy revolved around the production of vehicles, highways, sprawl, and more vehicles. Transportation policy emphasized a supply-side approach of building highways to increase the speed and mobility of our nation's vehicular-based mobility system.

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A mysterious law that predicts the size of the world's biggest cities

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 10:43 -- rprice

dubbed Zipf's law, the rank vs. frequency rule also works if you apply it to the sizes of cities. The city with the largest population in any country is generally twice as large as the next-biggest, and so on. Incredibly, Zipf's law for cities has held true for every country in the world, for the past century.

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A mysterious law that predicts the size of the world's biggest cities

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 10:43 -- rprice

dubbed Zipf's law, the rank vs. frequency rule also works if you apply it to the sizes of cities. The city with the largest population in any country is generally twice as large as the next-biggest, and so on. Incredibly, Zipf's law for cities has held true for every country in the world, for the past century.

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The Secret Second Lives of Pizza Huts - Sarah Goodyear - The Atlantic Cities

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:56 -- rprice

For Pittsburgh resident Mike Neilson, proprietor of Used to Be a Pizza Hut, the iconic hump-roofed structure brings back happy memories of growing up the 1980s in the suburbs of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Back then, Pizza Hut pizza was "the de facto standard," he says, to be eaten while playing tabletop Pac Man games. A few years ago, Neilson moved to Pittsburgh, where he works at a company that develops mobile apps. He immediately noticed that when people in his new home gave directions, they often used bygone landmarks to guide the way.

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The Secret Second Lives of Pizza Huts - Sarah Goodyear - The Atlantic Cities

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:56 -- rprice

For Pittsburgh resident Mike Neilson, proprietor of Used to Be a Pizza Hut, the iconic hump-roofed structure brings back happy memories of growing up the 1980s in the suburbs of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Back then, Pizza Hut pizza was "the de facto standard," he says, to be eaten while playing tabletop Pac Man games. A few years ago, Neilson moved to Pittsburgh, where he works at a company that develops mobile apps. He immediately noticed that when people in his new home gave directions, they often used bygone landmarks to guide the way.

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CSNYC.ORG

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 16:18 -- rprice

The NYC Foundation For Computer Science Education (csnyc.org for short) is a non-profit (501c3) with a simple mission: Ensure that all children in the NYC public schools have access to computer science education that will put them on a pathway to academic success and a 21st century career

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Local Company Wins Orlando Bike Share Bid, Rentals to Start in Time for SunRailBungalower | Bungalower

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 13:35 -- rprice

The City of Orlando notified the two companies who bid to set up and manage a bike share program in the city that CycleHop (Website), who recently purchased Orlando based SunCycles, ranked the highest. The City will now work to establish a contract with CycleHop and get final City Council approval. CycleHop’s proposal included a setup where users will pay a monthly, weekly or daily membership fee to rent the bikes. Members would then get one hour of free bike rental each day. After that they would pay a small fee.

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Flow Festival

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 21:42 -- rprice

Flow Festival is a music and arts festival in Helsinki, Finland. The next, 10th edition of the festival will be organized on 9–11 August, 2013. The music presented at Flow is a strong and varied selection of up and coming and established artists from indie-rock to soul and jazz and from folk to contemporary club sounds, both from the Finnish and the international scene.

Alongside interesting and topical music, Flow is about urban spaces, visual arts, cosy decoration, quality of services i.e. good food and drink.

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Flow Festival

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 21:42 -- rprice

Flow Festival is a music and arts festival in Helsinki, Finland. The next, 10th edition of the festival will be organized on 9–11 August, 2013. The music presented at Flow is a strong and varied selection of up and coming and established artists from indie-rock to soul and jazz and from folk to contemporary club sounds, both from the Finnish and the international scene.

Alongside interesting and topical music, Flow is about urban spaces, visual arts, cosy decoration, quality of services i.e. good food and drink.

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