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2013-07-02 23:00:55

MarketResearchReports.Biz announces addition of new report “Smart Cities Market to 2017” to its database. Buy the copy of this Report Visit - http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis-details/smart-cities-market-to-2017-smart-security-segment-to-flourish-as-interoperability-standards-and-public-private-partnerships-promote-growth. Albany, New York (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 Smart Cities Market to 2017 Smart Security Segment to Flourish as Interoperability Standards and Public Private...

2013-06-21 13:03:32

A mathematical framework for understanding cities Cities have long been likened to organisms, ant colonies, and river networks. But these and other analogies fail to capture the essence of how cities really function. New research by Santa Fe Institute Professor Luis Bettencourt suggests a city is something new in nature – a sort of social reactor that is part star and part network, he says. "It's an entirely new kind of complex system that we humans have created," he says. "We have...

Cities Are Like Stars
2013-06-21 10:19:01

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to an unusual new paper in the journal Science, cities can act very much like our sun. However, instead of smashing hydrogen atoms together to make energy, cities smash people together – creating social connections that can result in different kinds of energy: innovation and productivity. "It’s an entirely new kind of complex system that we humans have created," said study author Luis Bettencourt, a professor at the Santa...

2013-06-03 23:16:13

Designing Urban Agriculture is a framework of information to aid in the creation of urban agriculture landscapes that promote ecological biodiversity and social sustainability. Hoboken, New Jersey (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 In the past quarter century, food production has been pushed to the periphery of the city. Today the trend is to connect it back to the heart of the city and grow food in urban centers. This resurgence is in response to concerns about rising food prices, food miles, and the...

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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
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