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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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Unbeatable urban romantic views

URBAN HUB has picked out some of its favorite traditional spots for romantic views in the city, but also added a few with a modern twist. No matter what city you’re in, romantic spots are not hard to find. Nestled in nature or modern architecture, lookouts for lovers in the city abound!

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Doha meets the challenge

30.01.2019

Fueled by enormous wealth and inspired by a breathtaking vision, Doha may be the most impressive and elegant construction site in the world. Today, Doha plays in the same league as Gulf neighbors Dubai and Abu Dhabi. This will be on spectacular display in 2022 at the soccer world championship.

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Ten underground cities

09.01.2019

In cities, we often push the “up” button to take in the view from above. But there is also a continuing interest in going down – below street level. Excavated ancient cities and futuristic plans for underground vertical skyscrapers point to the depths of human fascination with the underground.

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Next generation Tel Aviv

19.12.2018

The best word to describe Tel Aviv is “up.” That’s the direction the city is taking. It is a global start-up center, and its many smart and sustainable initiatives are raising citizen involvement as well as lifting spirits. And then there are all of the high-rises going up all over the city.

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Smart cities, Christmas markets

04.12.2018

Christmas markets aren’t just for quaint villages and medieval downtowns; they can also add warmth to the most stunningly modern smart cities. So combine the new with the traditional this winter season! URBAN HUB recommends its ten picks for Christmas markets in smart cities!

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The rise of escalators

26.09.2018

At the turn of the 20th century in New York, an incredible invention was unveiled to the public that would change the way we move about the world forever: the escalator. URBAN HUB looks back over escalator history, but also at some new developments in the ubiquitous people-moving technology.

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Tower running takes off

13.09.2018

The thyssenkrupp TOWERRUN promises to be a new high point in tower racing. Tower runs test an athlete’s endurance in unique settings and promise stunning views at the finish line. Whether an amateur or professional racer, as buildings get higher, the sky’s the limit for this new breed of athletes.

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