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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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Construction in Moscow

Moscow has seen a lot of construction since the turn of the 21st century – and much of that construction has been tall. Urban Hub reviews some of the most interesting construction projects and offers some insight from a local expert who has watched the construction boom since the beginning.

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Urban projects in Chicago

18.03.2020

From the Burnham Plan to the reversal of the Chicago River, Chicago projects have always been impressive. Today, the Windy City’s legacy of innovation continues with projects like the expansion of O’Hare International Airport, the Lincoln Yards, and “The 78”.

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Lunar New Year celebrations

21.01.2020

The Lunar New Year follows an ancient calendar that combines lunar and solar elements and uses a repeating 60-year cycle based on elements of Asian astrology and philosophy. It is a time to celebrate and to travel. URBAN HUB looks at some spectacular celebrations around the world.

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London builds its future

15.01.2020

London has been on a course of transformation for at least a decade and shows no signs of slowing. Never before in its history has London seen such record-breaking levels of construction. URBAN HUB looks at some of the buildings and projects set to change the look and feel of London.

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Future-ready urban resilience

03.01.2020

The future is urban but is it safe in the long-term? As cities look to bolster their infrastructure against a rising tide of natural disasters, the concept of urban resilience is growing in popularity. URBAN HUB looks at what builds effective urban resilience, protecting lives and quality of life.

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Top New Year’s destinations

09.12.2019

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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