The economics and trade-offs of ad-funded smart city tech

In order to have Consider this an ongoing discussion about Urban Tech, its intersection with regulation, issues of public service and other intricacies that people have full PHDs on. I’m merely a bitter, born-and-bred New Yorker trying to figure out…

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Raccoons v Toronto: how ‘trash pandas’ conquered the city

The mayor has pledged to defeat the swine as some tenants see them as scrappy heroes. But, like everyone else in Toronto, the raccoons are duelling for space Most Toronto citizens have a raccoon tale. They steal doughnuts. They travel…

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Everyday memories of Addis Ababa a photo essay

Ethiopian website aims to document the lives of communities throughout the 20 th century Terefe Berlie Asmare endeavoured to Addis Ababa in 1980 and wasted much of the coming decade driving. He laboured at a garage in the Ethiopian asset…

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How Spanish flu helped create Sweden’s modern welfare state

The 1918 pandemic ravaged the remote metropoli of stersund. But its legacy is a city and country well-equipped to deal with 21 st century challenges On 15 September 1918, a 12 -year-old boy called Karl Karlsson who lived just outside…

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This Week in the Future of Cars: Honey We Broke the Future

If any one thing propelled Tesla’s meteoric rise from a small Silicon Valley startup to one of the world’s most famous and evoking companionships, it’s Elon Musk. Every scrap of bulletin about the company now draws headlines, as its outspoken,…

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Not Just Tech Bros: E-Scooter Fans Are Surprisingly Diverse

You’ve read the viral photos, examined the viral floors. E-scooters with clipped dampers; e-scooters drowned in lakes. E-scooter in a tree; e-scooter with graffiti. E-scooters caked with turd; e-scooters flown the coop. The backfire against the goofy, electric-powered, but likewise…

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Montreal Moving Day: what happens when a whole city moves house at once?

1 July is Canada Day. But in Quebec, which has twice had referendums on freedom, its when tenancies traditionally intention leading to mayhem on the streets Montreal has a valiant knack for drawback. The wintertimes are merciless, and when summertime…

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The borrowers: why Finland’s cities are havens for library lovers

Helsinkis state-of-the-art Oodi library will stand opposite parliament and boast a cinema, registering studio and makerspace. Its a excellent is suitable for a literate society taking public hearing to the next level ” A library poster was the first thing…

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Why Traffic-Choked Nashville Said ‘No Thanks’ to Public Transit

Nashville is growing. It’s gridlocked. Gondola commuters in the Grand Ole Stopry waste an average of 33 hours a year stuck in traffic. And its voters merely shot down a $5.2 billion transit better plan. Supporters of the referendum–including the…

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Electric Buses Are Hurting the Oil Industry

About 279,000 barrels a day of oil won’t be needed this year China supplements a London-sized electrical bus fleet every 5 weeks Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance For every 1,000 battery-powered buses on the road leading, about 500 barrels a…

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