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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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Dynamic cities to watch

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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NYC redevelops Hudson Yards

13.03.2019

NYC’s Hudson Yards may be the most anticipated urban redevelopment project in the world. It is definitely the most expensive in US history. Combining sustainability, smart mobility and public space with homes and jobs, it shows how cities with fixed boundaries can creatively make room for new growth.

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Top cities for carnival

06.03.2019

In February, we start yearning for the first day of spring. Many cities, however, don’t take the last days of winter sitting down. URBAN HUB visits some popular Carnival parties and gives some insights on how cities celebrate differently but also handle crowds with technology and mobility solutions.

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Unbeatable urban romantic views

14.02.2019

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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