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Summer in the City: 10 Fun (and Free!) Urban Activities

Is your budget more staycation than vacation this summer? Not to worry. We’ve rounded up 10 super-fun, free city activities that won’t just keep your savings account intact—they’ll encourage your sense of adventure, too. 1. OUTDOOR MOVIE SCREENINGS: Retreating to the…

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Smart Cities: The Future Of Urban Development

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected and technology-dependent, a new wave of smart applications is changing how we approach everyday activities. Utility appliances such as intelligent fridges (yes, you read that right), personal assistants like Amazon’s Alexa or smart home security applications create opportunities…

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Empowering women in redevelopment

Inclusive urban planning is one of the most important elements in achieving a city’s successful reinvention. The infusion of women’s perspectives, along with socially diverse input, on key elements such as planning, zoning and development are important considerations for today’s…

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World Environment Day 2019

The United Nations, aware that the protection and improvement of the human environment is a major issue, which affects the well-being of peoples and economic development throughout the world, designated 5 June as World Environment Day. The celebration of this…

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Lessons Learned from Mass Shootings

“Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.” This mantra of Jack Reacher in Lee Child’s novels is a good philosophy for city managers as well. While statistically unlikely to happen in your city, mass shootings are occurring in many…

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JPMorgan Chase announces winners of AdvancingCities Challenge

JPMorgan Chase has announced the first winners of its AdvancingCities Challenge, an annual competition to source solutions to problems facing communities. The Challenge is part of a greater five-year, $500 million initiative to create greater economic opportunity and inclusive growth in…

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