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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...
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Gurgaon Becomes Gurugram in India’s Latest City Renaming

What's in a name? A hot debate has emerged between Hindu nationalists and influential opposition players as the BJP government moves to rename what is widely considered one of India's most important business hubs, where hundreds of Fortune 500 have set up their Indian headquarters.
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Are Mobility Apps More Useful in Urban Crises Than Social Media?

The paradigm of passive, almost privacy-invading data collection has shifted into a new age of active, social data contribution - and it's mobility apps like Waze and Uber, not social mediums like Facebook and Twitter, that are harnessing the potential of this new era to provide a platform for relief organization and emergency information during disasters.