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In Photos: #CreativeCitiesUSA

From the gold rush to the tech boom, we trace the urban development of Austin, San Francisco and Atlanta through historical photos.
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The Highs and Lows of Social Housing

Delving into government-led social housing schemes in Brazil, Egypt and Chile, we discover that's not how much money spent on development, but innovation in tackling the problem, that differentiates a good program from a bad one.
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Route 66 Goes Solar

The first installation of solar panels on a public right of way in America will see the iconic Route 66 generate power for a rest stop in Missouri.
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Funding Entrepreneurship in Cairo

For the second installation of our #urbaneconomies series, we look at the role of funding and policy in growing tech and non-tech entrepreneurship in Cairo, using Daniel Isenberg’s Domains of the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem as a guide.
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Can Bones & Eggshells Revolutionize Construction?

A group of researchers at the University of Cambridge are looking to biomimicry for eco-friendliness as they create artificial bones and eggshells to be the new “it” green construction material.
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How Extra Police Presence Can Save Taxpayers Thousands

An experiment by the University of Cambridge's top criminologists found that 21 extra minutes of police patrol per day in crime 'hot spots' can reduce crime rates by 39% and save the British taxpayer thousands in prison costs.
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5 Self-Sustaining, Eco Solutions For Urban Toilets

With almost a third of the global population living without access to toilets, innovators across the world are coming up with ingenious, self-sustaining solutions. Instead of just cleaning out human waste, these toilets can recycle that waste into new products at the lowest cost.
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Sweden Inaugurates World’s First Electric Highway

Much like a tram line (or bumper cars!), Sweden's electric highway provides power to hybrid trucks by Scania through overhead power cables, reducing emissions and increasing time between refuels.