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How Singapore makes biodiversity an important part of urban life

By Grace Chua SINGAPORE — When it comes to discovering plant and animal species, this densely packed  metropolis of more than 5 million people is full of surprises. Editors note: This article first appeared in Citiscope.org and is reprinted with permission. Citiscope.org as an independent, nonprofit media startup, focused on finding innovations in cities around the world and spreading the word …

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January 2015 Survey Results

Here at Meeting of the Minds, we are always working to keep our finger on the pulse of the ever-changing …

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LA vs SF in Battle for Tallest Building

Salesforce Tower In the heart of San Francisco, Salesforce Tower, at 1,070 feet and 61 floors will rise far above …

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Q & A on Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts (EIFD)

On January 13th, 2015, Meeting of the Minds hosted a webinar discussion on a new set of infrastructure financing tools …

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Currencies

How Local Currencies Are Driving Stronger Local Economies

Money. Our main cultural store of and standard for value, and unit of exchange. We know that our economy runs …

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How Greece’s economic crisis produced an emerging civil society in Athens

by Letty Reimerink ATHENS, Greece — The Greek economic crisis has hit this historic capital city hard. But if there …

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Smart City

Seven Factors Behind the Rise of the Smart City Era

The future urban infrastructure is intelligent, connected, and aware. Today’s wireless networks and data platforms play an ever-increasing role in …

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Bringing bribery out into the open

By Nabila Rahhal BEIRUT, Lebanon — A few months ago, a tiny car carrying a big message rolled into 26 …

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Sustainable Food Systems

Down to the Roots: How Cities Are Building Local & Sustainable Food Systems

Last month, this post looked into urban food systems through the lens of urban food deserts. Food deserts point to …

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