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San Jose Tackles Challenge of Digital Equity

As the Capital of Silicon Valley, San José is the “center of the universe” for innovation and disruptive technologies powered by the Internet economy. The San José metro area is the most connected region in the United States according to the 2015 American Communities Survey. That same year, Bloomberg cited San José as America’s richest city, based on its high …

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In India, training the next generation of urbanists

Nidhi Batra, a Delhi-based urban development practitioner, was scrolling through Facebook when an ad caught her attention. It was for …

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Why Cities Should Operate Their Own Top Level Domains

When we think of destinations on the Internet, we think of web addresses that often end in “.com” or “.net” …

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Released today: Meeting of the Minds Annual Report

We are excited to release our 2016 Annual Report with results from all our year-round programming. I think you will …

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Connecting the Dots Towards Well-Being

Every year, the U.S. Census Bureau fields more than 130 surveys, collecting literally hundreds of millions of data points that …

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Bridging Divided Cities, a Challenge to Policy-Makers and City Planners

For the last 200 years humankind has been going through a fundamental social and demographic change: the emergence of a …

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‘We managed to kick off a paradigm shift in São Paulo,’ mayor says on leaving office

In a year of global political turmoil, Brazil can boast about its upheaval. The impeachment of two-term president Dilma Rousseff …

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Looking Beyond Borders: The Reality of Migration in Cities

Current mediatised depictions of the so-called ‘refugee crisis’ would have us place this phenomenon in a border fence, raft on …

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Schools Save Millions with Solar + Storage

The 125,000 public schools in the U.S., kindergarten through twelfth grade (K-12), spend $8 billion annually on energy. School districts …

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