Category Archive for: ‘Society’

Downtown Pittsburgh

Downtowns That Are Sustainable and Healthy

In a reversal from trends of the last century, U.S. central cities are now growing faster than their suburbs, according …

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Santiago Chile

Santiago, Chile: Ingredients for a Smart City

Santiago, Chile may very well be the smart city of the future. To start with, 40% of the country lives …

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For Rent Sign

Will Smart Cities be Gentrified Cities?

Can cities become victims of their own success as they enhance and prosper? The idea of dislocation and displacement from …

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Williamsport Community Assets Aerial Legend Compressed1

Mapping a Community’s Key Assets — Its People

Entrepreneurs and product designers are universally taught to focus on the problem they’re trying to solve or user need they …

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Financing Urban Innovation and the Rise of Social Impact Bonds

As local governments struggle to meet their budgets, they have been forced to cut social programs often because of reduced …

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2013 Innovative City of the Year

What does it take to be crowned the “Innovative City of the Year”? An outdoor escalator system stretching 28 stories? …

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