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In many ways, the smart city concept is simply good urban planning that incorporates both advances in digital technology and new thinking in the age-old city concepts of relationships, community, environmental sustainability, participatory democracy, good governance and transparency. Often, the intelligent city concept involves a re-urbanization of cities, encouraging urbanites to focus their time, energy and abilities to the ongoing urban project through a new layer of electronic connectivity. A virtuous circle is thus formed, in which the city empowers its citizens to power its evolution, creating a positive feedback loop. Above all, smart cities are interactive cities.

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Top New Year’s destinations

For many, cities are the best places to celebrate New Year’s. But with so many great cities to choose from, which are the best choices for combining an exciting trip with a great New Year’s bash?

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Ancient cities, modern insights

13.11.2019

People have been attracted to cities for hundreds of years: they offer safety, shorter walking distances, and greater social interaction. By looking at ancient cities, we see that they were, in many cases, not that different to what modern urban developers believe cities should be.

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History of tower running

12.09.2019

An urban sport from its very roots, the stair race was born in Paris in 1903 and has since grown to include competitions held in skyscrapers around the world. How did this simple exercise of running up the stairs become an international competitive sport?

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Rediscovering port city waterfronts

03.09.2019

Many cities have been rediscovering the beauty of their waterfronts and investing in projects to make them more attractive, useful, and accessible. Port cities have an advantage: they just have more waterfront to redevelop for housing, shops, parks, recreation, tourism, and urban mobility.

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Smart cities, good choices

29.08.2019

“Smart city” is a trending topic in every discussion of urbanization. Smart technologies have disrupted how we think about managing cities and opened possibilities for new efficiency and services. URBAN HUB looks at how smart technology still needs smart decisions to harness the greatest benefit.

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Dynamic cities to watch

18.06.2019

The world changes at such a rapid pace, it’s as if the future lives hand-in-hand with the present. Urbanization can fuel this momentum with dynamic cities that forge a new path to how we will live, work, and thrive in our urban centers in the future. URBAN HUB looks at seven top dynamic cities.

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Hong Kong’s mega projects

19.03.2019

Hong Kong: moving mega projects & non-stop development. Take a stroll through the Pearl of the Orient to discover some of the most incredible infrastructure projects in the world and learn about the city of constant change.

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