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Research Triangle Park is Obsolete

Research Triangle Park is Obsolete

And is looking to a redesign to remain relevant.  This according to the Atlantic Cities blog: The park remains the world’s largest, but so much of that world has changed, has passed it by. And now it is looking to adapt to a present with wildly different values, one that cherishes urban spaces, entrepreneurship, collaboration, […]

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Innovation and the City:  Setting a New Urban Agenda

Innovation and the City: Setting a New Urban Agenda

The Center for an Urban Future has release a new report recommending innovative initiatives for New York City, and by implication, every major American city: This report, “Innovation and the City,” presents 15 of the most promising reforms—from San Francisco’s bold plan to establish a $50 college savings account for every kindergartener in public school, […]

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We need to plan for urban and rural areas simultaneously

We need to plan for urban and rural areas simultaneously

That’s the argument made in a recent study of urban water supplies released by the Nature Conservancy: A new study [PDF] led by Brian Richter of the Nature Conservancy suggests that the key to replenishing city water supplies is forming urban-rural partnerships designed to decrease regional consumption: A major conclusion is that considerable untapped potential exists […]

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Are you ready for 4-D printing?

Are you ready for 4-D printing?

Neither are we.  But with a name right out of Dr. Seuss, Skylar Tibbits explains it all: [ted id=1707]

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Innovation is Everywhere. . . Or It Should Be

Innovation is Everywhere. . . Or It Should Be

That is the message of Jay Nath, chief innovation officer for the City of San Francisco.  His role is to spread the gospel of innovation to government agencies throughout the City, in many cases by facilitating Big Data applications.  He’s interviewed here by new media consultant Brian Solis.  (It gets a little jargon-laden, but hang […]

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Getting Kids to Care About Their Communities through Gaming

Getting Kids to Care About Their Communities through Gaming

We’ve posted before about the rise of gaming in every aspect of life.  Here’s a new twist:  The Atlantic Cities blog reports that the inventors of the game Minecraft (a “world-building” game) have created a version that lets kids in Stockholm develop ideas for the redesign of neighborhoods: Minecraft is what’s known as a “sandbox” […]

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