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Cities? We believe in the power of people to create cities as great places to live and work, and that globally connected cities are the power-houses of competitiveness and economic growth for national economies. We also believe that knowledge increasingly defines a city – its places, its culture and its businesses. How we work? We create and share knowledge on innovation ecosystems for cities that empowers digital citizens, enables local communit...
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Just because the Internet makes access to education cheaper does not mean we should reduce funding to #schools and #universities . There was a segment on +triple j recently which explained how South Korea went all-out on quality internet, and 100% connectivity and how this in turn lead to massive cultural exports such as K-pop. One wonders what sort of things #Australia might generate with a high-quality, world-class Internet.
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Note that no #Australian city is listed. Why might that be?
This Friday, in conjunction with UN-Habitat, we’re staging the very first Guardian World Cities Day Challenge, with 36 finalists taking the hot seat to show off their city’s best idea. Get involved!
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We are now an urban species. And we show no signs of going back. But are cities a route to environmental recovery or a harbinger of a polluted and resource-scarce future? This talk advances the theory that -- with the right political and technological tools -- cities can become microcosms for sustainable design & experimentation. Filling in for Dr. Emma Stewart, Autodesk's head of Sustainability Solutions, Liam Speden outlines the challenges pose...
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Thoughts anyone?
In an impassioned plea, 18-year-old Harley Litzelman, asks us to more carefully consider the input of students when creating education policies that effect them. And how our modern regime is...
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Have you heard the term #OpportunityCost ? Bet you're now wondering what the opportunity cost is for Australia considering that the present government is not taking renewable energy or climate change seriously.
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In thespirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx e...
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In 1967, Moshe Safdie reimagined the monolithic apartment building, creating “Habitat ’67,” which gave each unit an unprecedented sense of openness. Nearly 50 years later, he believes the need for this type of building is greater than ever. In this short talk, Safdie surveys a range of projects that do away with the high-rise and let light permeate into densely-packed cities.
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"According to Jetson Green, the architects figure that the amount of plastic waste generated in a year’s time would be enough to finish the building’s facade."
A special mention at the SuperSkyScrapers competition, the London Organic Skyscraper “grows” as it’s built, over time, from panels made from plastic waste from current residents. The collection and separation of materials, as well as the fabrication of the panels, would all take place within the building itself.
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What's the life-cycle of a city? 1000 years?
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A page for discussion about what a 21st century city could be like if built using the best science, engineering and construction technologies. Things like robots, 3D printing, self-assembly and sub-surface buildings. 

This thought-exercise assumes a working economy and economic relationships both intra and internationally. It is spawned from Paul Romer's TED talk and the work of The Venus Project