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Cities: Futures Signals and Research

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When contagion strikes, it's Honolulu you should avoid

To fine-tune their new model, Gonzalez and her team analyzed cellphone data on top of passenger itineraries to determine real-world travel patterns, including layovers and re-routing.

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Low2No | Sitra

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The goal was to map the roads and footpaths in 10 refugee camps, that contain a population over 600,000 people, in 48 hours. A more detailed numerical analysis of the data will follow, but from a qualitative perspective the results are amazing. Below are examples taken from one specific camp, the Bokolmanyo camp in Ethiopia, and links to each of the 10 camps mapped in the experiment.

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Hey, Los Angeles, Xerox thinks it can clear traffic on I-10

Hey, Los Angeles, Xerox thinks it can clear traffic on I-10

He found out that part of a bike lane was blocked by road construction. So, with his iPhone, he uploaded this information, GPS-coded, to a web portal, which is now in beta and will be open to the public later this year.

Africa Faces the Nightmare of Sprawl

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Global Urban Analysis: A Survey of Cities in Globalization (Hardback) - Routledge