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America’s Biggest Boomtowns - MagnifyMoney
We analyzed several factors of growth in the largest U.S. metro areas. Here's where the economy is booming (and where it's falling behind).
48 minutes ago by kger
C40 : The Future We Don't Want - For cities the heat is on
The Future We Don't Want analysis shows that, unless governments take urgent steps to cut emissions, over 1.6 billion people living in close to 1000 cities face regular, extreme heatwaves in under 30 years’ time.
cities  climate  change 
yesterday by jeffhammond
In Japan, Deadly Heat Wave Tests Endurance of Even the Most Stoic - The New York Times
TOKYO — Triple-digit temperatures have hospitalized 23,000 people just in the past week, nearly double the previous record. Some outdoor pools are too hot for swimming. Construction workers wear battery-powered fans to avoid heatstroke, which has killed 86 people since May.
cities  climate  change  japan 
3 days ago by jeffhammond
Sidewalk Labs Wants to Remake Toronto With Flexible Streets | WIRED
The hexagonal slices of wood don’t look like much. There’s the shape, sort of interesting in its architectural way, and the neutral wood color. A few are studded with bright, white lights, right in the center, which is fun.
cities  google  toronto 
3 days ago by jeffhammond
At MoMA, Bodys Isek Kingelez Finally Gets the Retrospective He Deserves - Artsy
"Due to Kingelez’s “lack of known art historical precedents,” Suzuki writes in the catalogue, “[the work] evades the genealogy that we love to document and trace.” While there are no artists known to have made anything quite like Kingelez did, however, there is also no shortage of associations with the visual culture of Kinshasa, the capital of what is now the DRC. “I draw my ideas from Africa,” Kingelez once said. And as indicated in catalogue texts by Suzuki, British-Ghanaian architect David Adjaye, and Chika Okeke-Agulu, a Nigerian artist and art historian at Princeton University, Kingelez must be understood in the postcolonial context of the history and culture of Kinshasa."


“Without a model, you are nowhere. A nation that can’t make models is a nation that doesn’t understand things, a nation that doesn’t live." –Bodys Isek Kingelez]
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