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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 and is reprinted with permission. 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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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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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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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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