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HowLoud Adds New Dimension to Measuring Liveability

Inspired by the ubiquity of the Walkscore in digital real estate listings, a former Caltech mathematician has developed the most comprehensive way to measure and score urban environmental sound. And the Soundscore is a facet of liveability often forgotten.
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Tanzania Cancels Union Day Celebrations, Redirects Funds to Road Expansion

In his third such decision in six months, Tanzanian president John Magufuli has canceled annual Union Day celebrations in the name of austerity and has instead channeled the budget towards the expansion of an important airport road in Mwanza, the country's second biggest city.
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Community Parks: The Case for Washington’s Marvin Gaye Park

In spite of massive inequality and segregation, Washington D.C.’s culture of volunteerism and community engagement has enabled one organization – Washington Parks & People – to revitalize one of the city’s most notorious parks.
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San Francisco Law: Solar Panels in All New Buildings

As part of the city's effort to produce 100% of its electricity through renewable energy, San Francisco's new legislation makes it the first major US city to require all buildings of 10 floors or less to integrate solar panels.
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WikiHouse: Open Sourcing Real Estate Construction & Design

WikiHouse Foundation's Harry Knight speaks to us about the organization's mission to democratize the traditional housing supply chain through a commitment to open source principles, sustainable materials and digital design tools.
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Sports, Style & Social Good: Why City Marathons Make Millions

As marathon season kicks off, what do cities stand to gain from bringing their streets to a halt for a day? If the trends in fitness, technology, fashion, and the experience economy are any indication, marathons bring much more to urban destinations than a few thousand athletes...